The comic book artist Bob Kane died at the age of 83. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Writer and comic book artist who collaborated with Bill Finger on the creation of the DC Comics “Batman” series. He was inspired by actor Douglas Fairbanks’ version of Zorro and the film, “The Bat Whispers,” from 1930.
He was born Robert Kahn to parents, Augusta and Herman Kahn; he legally changed his name at age 18. He was married to Elizabeth Sanders up until his death; they had a daughter named Deborah.
“Much is written about the Batman because he is publicly exposed in print. Very little is known personally about his creator, because I haven’t given out that many interviews.” (Bob Kane)
“I created Batman about 10 years before Ian Fleming created James Bond.” (Bob Kane)
“When I first drew him I had eyes in there and it didn’t look right.” (Bob Kane)
“I am planning a one-man art show of original Batman oil paintings that I will show in New York City.” (Bob Kane)
“Batman has been acknowledged as a legend in my lifetime.” (Bob Kane)