Thursday, April 19, 2012

Johnathan Frid 1924-2012

Best known to all of us in the Slammer as Barnabas Collins form the gothic horror soap opera "Dark Shadows" made in the 1960s, actor Johnathan Frid died this week. He kept up acting on stage and occasionally TV right up until the end. He died of natural causes, though supernatural ones might have been more fitting. He was given a cameo... along with Lara Parker, David Selby and Kathryn Leigh Scott in the upcoming film with Johnny Depp. Sadly for us the new film looks like it will do more to dishonor his legacy than honor it.


quatermass said...

Such a sad loss, and I do agree with you, the remake by Burton will tarnish his legacy as well as the legacy of the entire show.

Unknown said...

"You spelled his name wrong!" as a great woman once said. It's "Barnabas."

glyphjockey said...


Just kiddin' LOL