Jonathan Frid Obituary


Jonathan Frid, actor in classic vampire soap opera “Dark Shadows”, dies at 87



Washington Post
April 19, 2012


TORONTO — Jonathan Frid, a Canadian actor best known for playing Barnabas Collins in the 1960s original vampire soap opera “Dark Shadows”, has died. He was 87.


Frid died Friday of natural causes in a hospital in his home town of Hamilton, Ontario, said Jim Pierson, a friend and spokesman for Dan Curtis Productions, the creator of “Dark Shadows.”


Frid starred in the 1960s gothic-flavored soap opera about odd, supernatural goings-on at a family estate in Maine.


His death comes just weeks before a Tim Burton-directed version of Dark Shadows is due out next month starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins. Frid has a cameo role in the new movie in which he meets Depp’s character in a party scene with two other original actors from the show.


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2 Responses to “Jonathan Frid Obituary”

  1. Scatter says:

    So saddened to hear of Mr Frid’s passing. I remember watching Dark Shadows with my mom as a very young boy. Loved it so much that my mom bought me the Dark Shadows board game for Christmas. Great memories.

  2. Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins..!!!! great!

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