RIP, Barnabas Collins; Jonathan Frid dead at 87

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RIP, Barnabas Collins; Jonathan Frid dead at 87

Post by GeorgeC » April 20th, 2012, 11:52 am

Jonathan Frid, the actor who originated the role of angst-ridden vampire Barnabas Collins on TV's "Dark Shadows," passed away April 13th of natural causes. He was 87...

Frid's last role was a cameo in the motion picture remake of the classic horror soap series he was associated with. The original Dark Shadows TV series ran for about 5 years and spawned two films in the early 1970s. The series has lived on ever since in PBS and Sci Fi Channel reruns as well as complete home video releases of the series on VHS and DVD. In the past two weeks, the full series was released in a collector's "coffin" for the first time as a big set (30+ DVDs!).

Instead of linking to a Barnabas clip from the TV series, I thought it was more interesting to link to a 2010 Dark Shadows convention video where Frid critiques the (lack of) elocution of today's superstars.

(For the record, I agree with him!)





EDIT UPDATE:

Oh what the heck! Here's a Barnabas video... It's what most people want, anyway! :lol:


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