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'Dark Shadows' Jonathan Frid dies on Friday the 13th at age 87
LA Times ^ | April 19, 2012 | 11:03 am | Patrick Kevin Day

Posted on 04/19/2012 12:54:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Jonathan Frid, the man known to fans around the world as Barnabas Collins, the suave vampire from the cult hit soap opera "Dark Shadows" has died at age 87.

The Hamilton Spectator, of Hamilton, Ontario, reports the Canadian actor died in his hometown of Hamilton at the Juravinski Hospital on Friday, April 13.

Frid's final screen role was a cameo in "Dark Shadows," the soap opera's upcoming big-screen revamp directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas.

Kathryn Leigh Scott, who co-starred with Frid on the original "Dark Shadows" and recently reunited with him to film her own cameo in the film, paid loving tribute to the actor on her website.

"I am so grateful to have worked with Jonathan, and to have known him as the charismatic, entertaining, complex and plain-spoken man that he was," she wrote. "What fun we had working together! He was irascible, irreverent, funny, caring, lovable and thoroughly professional."

Scott recalled the moment when Frid and Depp first met on the "Dark Shadows" set: "I won't ever forget the moment when the two Barnabas Collinses met, one in his late 80s and the other in his mid-40s, each with their wolf's head canes. Jonathan took his time scrutinizing his successor's appearance. 'I see you've done the hair,' Jonathan said to Johnny Depp, 'but a few more spikes.' Depp, entirely in character, replied, 'Yes, we're doing things a bit differently.'" …

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KEYWORDS: barnabascollins; darkshadows; hamilton; johnnydepp; jonathanfrid; kathrynleighscott; rip; timburton; triskadekaphobia; triskaidekaphobia
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1 posted on 04/19/2012 12:54:39 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: kronos77; mass55th; Perdogg; DollyCali; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; ...

ping


2 posted on 04/19/2012 12:57:10 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Olog-hai

With him goes a large part of my childhood. He will be missed.


3 posted on 04/19/2012 12:58:02 PM PDT by TruBluKentuckian
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To: Olog-hai
Sad news.

But, of course, he's not really dead.

Not dead dead.

4 posted on 04/19/2012 12:59:26 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Olog-hai

Levon Helm died this morning as well. What is it with celebrities dying in 3’s..very sad..RIP


5 posted on 04/19/2012 12:59:26 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Olog-hai
RIP for my favorite soap-opera vampire. At least they think he's dead...
6 posted on 04/19/2012 12:59:54 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Olog-hai
I just saw this weekend that they are doing a Dark Shadows movie with Jonnie Depp. I thought to myself, how many movie goers are even familiar with that show to make it worth doing? RIP.


7 posted on 04/19/2012 1:00:49 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Robin Gibbs is in a coma. I imagine he will be the third.


8 posted on 04/19/2012 1:02:38 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

As noted on the Howie Carr Show who is putting off the new Death Pool. dark Shadows was MUST watch after school viewing when I was in Jr. High. Also liked the 1990’s version. Angelique was such a naughty girl.


9 posted on 04/19/2012 1:05:17 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Olog-hai

OH MAN THAT SUCKS Sci fi channel was showing reruns for while when that channel first came on the air


10 posted on 04/19/2012 1:05:32 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Olog-hai

OH MAN THAT SUCKS Sci fi channel was showing reruns for while when that channel first came on the air


11 posted on 04/19/2012 1:05:46 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Olog-hai

Dark Shadows - for an 8 year old stuck at grandma’s house waiting for mom to get off work the only bright spot in the wasteland of daytime soap operas.


12 posted on 04/19/2012 1:07:01 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Olog-hai

One of my gay pals said he met Jonathan Frid at a bathhouse
once. hmmmmm...

Anyway,i had to sneak over to a neighbors house to watch Dark Shadows. My mom wouldn’t let me watch that OR Batman.
(the Adam West ones)


13 posted on 04/19/2012 1:08:20 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: Olog-hai

The entire “Dark Shadows” series is now availble on Netflix. I used to love this show as a kid. I would go to my cub scout meeting and we would always end up watching this show. Oh, the good ol’ days.


14 posted on 04/19/2012 1:08:27 PM PDT by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Actually wouldn’t he be the 4th..Dick Clark, Jonathan Frid, Levon Helm, and Robin Gibbs(If he does pass away)


15 posted on 04/19/2012 1:10:02 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: massgopguy

Joan Fontaine
Olivia de Haviland
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Pete Seeger

It’s just a matter of time. Death comes for us all.


16 posted on 04/19/2012 1:10:30 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Olog-hai

He was one creepy dude! Levon Helm, Dick Clar, and now this...that’s three, that’s enough.


17 posted on 04/19/2012 1:12:44 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Somehow my mind blanked on Dick Clark. I actually thought about “is Frid the third?” and I decided “no” — so I figured Robin would be the third. But as you say, if he does pass Gibbs would be 4th. I can’t imagine how I so quickly forgot about Dick Clark. I guess I never imagined he would pass at all.


18 posted on 04/19/2012 1:12:54 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Billthedrill
RIP for my favorite soap-opera vampire.
Frank Langella.. "eat, (suck :) your heart out." {:-)

19 posted on 04/19/2012 1:13:46 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (the DNC/RNC = D.C. Establishment...an Brazilian saying: $AME OLD $H!T, W!TH D!FFERENT FL!E$. :^)
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To: skeeter

One of my nieces loved that show. She was staying at my parents and was so engrossed in the show that she did not hear my mom come into the room. My mom said she jumped a foot when she said something to my niece.


20 posted on 04/19/2012 1:14:24 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: ClearCase_guy

Dick Clark’s death shocked me as well. Even though he did have a pretty bad stroke many years ago he still looked pretty good. I am wondering what kind of outpatient procedure he had that caused his massive heart attack. He was a wonderful man with a beautiful soul. He will be missed


21 posted on 04/19/2012 1:14:59 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Olog-hai

I’ll tell Angelique.


22 posted on 04/19/2012 1:15:51 PM PDT by mikeus_maximus (I won't vote for Romney, period. Voting for "the lesser of two evils" is still voting for evil.)
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To: Olog-hai
"Dark Shadows," the soap opera's upcoming big-screen revamp

Horribly & regretfully made a comedy.

23 posted on 04/19/2012 1:16:06 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Soon to be UNDEAD
24 posted on 04/19/2012 1:19:37 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: skeeter

I was 11 and it scared the bejesus out of me...my mom cut me off after a couple of nightmares!


25 posted on 04/19/2012 1:20:22 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Olog-hai

RIP.


26 posted on 04/19/2012 1:24:50 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: ClearCase_guy

There is a fourth. Greg Ham from Men At Work passed away today at 58.


27 posted on 04/19/2012 1:28:12 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I guess you missed Dick Clark dying yesterday.


28 posted on 04/19/2012 1:29:13 PM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: Olog-hai
Thanks for posting. One of my favorite shows.


29 posted on 04/19/2012 1:32:48 PM PDT by pookie18 (...plan B: Cain/Gingrich '12! What?! OK, plan C: Newt or Rick...)
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To: mikeus_maximus

>>I’ll tell Angelique.<<

Post of the day!

This is the truth, as God is my witness. There were bubblegum cards with the Dark Shadows cast. I was like five and my sisters and I would run up to our local Dairy Dell and buy them. On the back of each card was a part of a poster. Put them all together and you had a huge picture of Barnabas.

Now, my mom loved this show. She took the mouth card of the poster and stuck it into her Sunday Missal. Sometimes during a Catholic Mass, the priest says a list of Catholic saints. One of which is St. Barnabas.

That was her cue. She would take the card out of the missal, put it up in front of her mouth and look at us. We would pretend to cough and choke when actually we were dying of laughter.

People wonder why I’m messed up.....


30 posted on 04/19/2012 1:35:19 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: americas.best.days...

Yes, he was gay, LOL.


31 posted on 04/19/2012 1:38:21 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: skinkinthegrass
(Langella was just on Dennis Miller, hawking his new book.)

I had the Dark Shadows (TV) record album as a kid.

Frid did a spoken word poem or similar on one track.

32 posted on 04/19/2012 1:40:13 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: skeeter

We would all rush home from grade school, for me 7th and 8th grades (walking over 8 long city blocks in Southwest Philadelphia) just to catch the only soap we would be interested as kids, at 4pm, never wanting to miss even one daily show. Whenever I see anything about it, it still reminds me of those days.


33 posted on 04/19/2012 1:55:45 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Cataract surgery.


34 posted on 04/19/2012 1:56:35 PM PDT by surrey
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To: surrey

Really? I hadnt heard that..well actually I heard nothing except it was a “Outpatient procedure”


35 posted on 04/19/2012 2:02:58 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

I was the same age, and it got to me, too, for while there.


36 posted on 04/19/2012 2:04:33 PM PDT by Prospero
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To: Lazlo in PA

I’ve seen the trailer, and the movie is nothing like the series. More of a comedy. Kind of disappointing.


37 posted on 04/19/2012 2:08:44 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: DarthVader
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, burned out TWO Cargo cassettes one summer when I was driving around. That was what we used to play music on - for all the whippersnappers.
38 posted on 04/19/2012 2:12:20 PM PDT by mykroar (A vote for Romney IS a vote for Obama.)
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To: massgopguy

I was working when the series first aired, so I never got to see it. I also missed it when it was re-aired by the Sci-Fi Channel years ago. Finally got to watch the whole series, from beginning to end via Netflix discs. I see that they now have some of the series available via live streaming. The early years before Frid joined the show are available only on disc.


39 posted on 04/19/2012 2:15:06 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Olog-hai

He died on Friday the 13th...how appropriate. I wonder why it took almost another week for the news to get out.


40 posted on 04/19/2012 2:17:32 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: HOYA97
The complete series is also available for pre-order from Amazon. Hefty price of $419. 131 discs. YIKES!!

Dark Shadows

41 posted on 04/19/2012 2:21:33 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Lazlo in PA; mass55th
I just saw this weekend that they are doing a Dark Shadows movie with Jonnie Depp. I thought to myself, how many movie goers are even familiar with that show to make it worth doing? RIP.

When people were talking about kids and the Twilight movies, I pointed out that those girls' mothers or grandmothers swooned over Dark Shadows. Nobody knew what I was talking about.

I’ve seen the trailer, and the movie is nothing like the series. More of a comedy. Kind of disappointing.

Tim Burton is talented, but his adaptations (Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland) aren't usually improvements. Likewise, Johnny Depp is prodigiously talented, but his movies with Burton aren't his best work.

42 posted on 04/19/2012 2:23:57 PM PDT by x
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To: mass55th

Thats a lot of money and discs!! Yikes, indeed!!!


43 posted on 04/19/2012 2:24:32 PM PDT by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: Lazlo in PA
So he was the heart-throb of the series?

Looks like an "Austin Powers" kind of thing (i.e. you didn't have to be that attractive to be a sex symbol in those days).

44 posted on 04/19/2012 2:25:46 PM PDT by x
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To: Sarah Barracuda
What is it with celebrities dying in 3’s..very sad..RIP

We're in the death zone now and everyone dying is around our age.........I refuse to read the obituaries like my parents and grand parents did.

45 posted on 04/19/2012 2:30:26 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Would I like to be young again? No, I worked too hard to get here, I don't want to do it again)
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To: netmilsmom
People wonder why I’m messed up.....

Nah, I've never wondered - although this does give some insight. :-)

46 posted on 04/19/2012 2:30:50 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: x

When people were talking about kids and the Twilight movies, I pointed out that those girls' mothers or grandmothers swooned over Dark Shadows. Nobody knew what I was talking about
Well, at least Barnabas Collins didn't sparkle . . .
47 posted on 04/19/2012 2:39:40 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: windcliff; onedoug

He must have seen the Johnny Depp movie. RIP.


48 posted on 04/19/2012 2:49:12 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: Perdogg; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

I met him once, at our family-owned restaurant, he was just stopping in for a bite.


49 posted on 04/19/2012 2:50:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: stylecouncilor

PING!!!!!!


50 posted on 04/19/2012 2:56:23 PM PDT by windcliff
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