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July 15, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Decades before Robert Pattinson's portrayal of brooding vampire Edward Cullen turned him into an international heartthrob, Jonathan Frid was inspiring a similar kind of ardor with his turn as the charismatic, enigmatic Barnabas Collins on ABC's gothic daytime drama "Dark Shadows," which ran from 1966 to 1971. This weekend, the Dark Shadows of the Sun convention will take place at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. And at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the vintage Vista Theatre in Los Feliz, Frid will put his footprints in cement in the theater's courtyard.
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April 20, 2012 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Jonathan Frid, whose portrayal of charismatic vampire Barnabas Collins in the supernatural soap opera "Dark Shadows" turned the classically trained actor into a pop-culture star in the late 1960s, has died. He was 87. Frid died April 13 of natural causes at a hospital in his hometown of Hamilton, Canada, said Jim Pierson, a spokesman for Dan Curtis Productions, which produced"Dark Shadows. " The campy daytime soap was a year old and struggling in the ratings in 1967 when series creator Dan Curtis took his daughter's advice to "make it scarier.
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April 20, 2012 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Jonathan Frid, whose portrayal of charismatic vampire Barnabas Collins in the supernatural soap opera "Dark Shadows" turned the classically trained actor into a pop-culture star in the late 1960s, has died. He was 87. Frid died April 13 of natural causes at a hospital in his hometown of Hamilton, Canada, said Jim Pierson, a spokesman for Dan Curtis Productions, which produced"Dark Shadows. " The campy daytime soap was a year old and struggling in the ratings in 1967 when series creator Dan Curtis took his daughter's advice to "make it scarier.
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August 8, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Kathryn Leigh Scott describes her cameo in Tim Burton's feature version of the cult-favorite, 1966-71 ABC daytime soap-vampire romance "Dark Shadows" as the film's "ah-ha" moment. Scott starred in four roles on the influential soap — the precursor of such popular vampire TV series as "True Blood" and the "Twilight" books and movies. She played the waitress from the wrong side of the tracks Maggie Evans, who falls in love with a tortured vampire Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid), as well as Josette du Pres, Lady Kitty Hampshire and Rachel Drummond.
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August 8, 2011
Barnabas Collins Jonathan Frid became a '60s sex symbol as the tortured, reluctant vampire. Elizabeth Collins Stoddard Film star Joan Bennett made her daytime drama debut as the wealthy Elizabeth Collins Stoddard. Angelique Bouchard Lara Parker played the vengeful witch who had turned Barnabas into a vampire.
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October 30, 1987
Due to a scheduling conflict, actor Jonathan Frid will not be attending this weekend's Dark Shadows Festival at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott. At least 10 other actors from the vampire soap are expected at a cast reunion at 2:30 p.m. Saturday; some will be on hand for an autograph session at 6 p.m. Sunday. Information: (213) 466-0084.
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October 26, 1991 | JESS BRAVIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Like other artists weary of uncertain careers, Jonathan Frid was about to cash in the actor's life and become a teacher. Then the big break came and spoiled his plans. In 1967, the Yale-trained Frid, a sometime Shakespearean who had toured public schools performing the Lincoln-Douglas debates, won the part of Barnabus Collins, a courtly vampire on the ABC-TV daytime serial "Dark Shadows."
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August 8, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Kathryn Leigh Scott describes her cameo in Tim Burton's feature version of the cult-favorite, 1966-71 ABC daytime soap-vampire romance "Dark Shadows" as the film's "ah-ha" moment. Scott starred in four roles on the influential soap — the precursor of such popular vampire TV series as "True Blood" and the "Twilight" books and movies. She played the waitress from the wrong side of the tracks Maggie Evans, who falls in love with a tortured vampire Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid), as well as Josette du Pres, Lady Kitty Hampshire and Rachel Drummond.
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December 22, 1989 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
NBC to Revive Vampire Serial: "Dark Shadows," a gothic soap opera that earned cult status during its daytime run on ABC from 1966-71 and subsequently in reruns, is coming back as a two-hour movie for NBC. Shooting will begin in March. The movie, to be produced by Dan Curtis, the original show's producer, may kick off a new nighttime series. Jonathan Frid is expected to reprise his role as vampire Barnabas Collins.
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October 29, 1987 | Jim Walters
Remember "Dark Shadows," the gothic soap popular in the mid-'60s? Fans can enjoy their own flashback this weekend at the Dark Shadows Festival at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, Friday through Sunday. Jonathan Frid (who played the vampire), Kathryn Leigh Scott, Laura Parker, John Karlen, other actors, writers and crew members are scheduled to appear. Hours are Friday, 6 p.m.-2 a.m; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. An autograph session begins Sunday at 6.
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August 8, 2011
Barnabas Collins Jonathan Frid became a '60s sex symbol as the tortured, reluctant vampire. Elizabeth Collins Stoddard Film star Joan Bennett made her daytime drama debut as the wealthy Elizabeth Collins Stoddard. Angelique Bouchard Lara Parker played the vengeful witch who had turned Barnabas into a vampire.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Decades before Robert Pattinson's portrayal of brooding vampire Edward Cullen turned him into an international heartthrob, Jonathan Frid was inspiring a similar kind of ardor with his turn as the charismatic, enigmatic Barnabas Collins on ABC's gothic daytime drama "Dark Shadows," which ran from 1966 to 1971. This weekend, the Dark Shadows of the Sun convention will take place at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. And at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the vintage Vista Theatre in Los Feliz, Frid will put his footprints in cement in the theater's courtyard.
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October 26, 1991 | JESS BRAVIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Like other artists weary of uncertain careers, Jonathan Frid was about to cash in the actor's life and become a teacher. Then the big break came and spoiled his plans. In 1967, the Yale-trained Frid, a sometime Shakespearean who had toured public schools performing the Lincoln-Douglas debates, won the part of Barnabus Collins, a courtly vampire on the ABC-TV daytime serial "Dark Shadows."
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October 30, 1987
Due to a scheduling conflict, actor Jonathan Frid will not be attending this weekend's Dark Shadows Festival at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott. At least 10 other actors from the vampire soap are expected at a cast reunion at 2:30 p.m. Saturday; some will be on hand for an autograph session at 6 p.m. Sunday. Information: (213) 466-0084.
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January 31, 2012
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May 29, 1987 | NANCY CHURNIN DEMAC
Everybody loves Abby and Martha Brewster. They are pillars of the community. They make soup for invalids and send toys to children. In fact, it is their very kindness that drives them to to their one little excess. When lonely old men come to visit, they like to poison them. After all, the poor gents look so happy when they die. In the cracked world of "Arsenic and Old Lace," the Brewster sisters may reign supreme, but they don't reign alone.
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