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It was Wednesday, January 2, 2019, and a stout, elderly man was sat on a chair casually talking to host Ellen DeGeneres. It was another taping of The Ellen Show, the popular daytime chat and entertainment show on NBC. The man in question was Burt Ward, who shot to fame in the 1960s on the popular superhero series Batman. And alongside the usual friendly chatter, Ward would also reveal how he has quietly saved thousands of lives.

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Ward got his big acting break playing Robin to Adam West’s Batman in the landmark TV show that first aired in 1966. The young American actor teamed up with the famous Caped Crusader to defeat the sinister criminals of the fictional metropolis Gotham City. And Ward’s exemplary behavior wouldn’t be limited to the small screen.

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