Lorenzo Semple, 1923-2014

“Lorenzo Semple Jr., a playwright and screenwriter who would probably be best known for his scripts for films like ‘Papillon’ and ‘Pretty Poison’ if he hadn’t put the Zap! and the Pow! in the original episodes of the arch, goofy 1960s television show ‘Batman,’ died on Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 91.”