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Miss American Vampire

2 months agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

From 1970, a vampire crowns another one: Jonathan Frid crowns NJ-native Christine Domaniecki "Miss American Vampire". On the left is the actor playing Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows. (thanks to Steven "Jersey Boy" Kaye)

Liverpool v Man City will decide title at emotional Anfield

Credits: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text: Gerrard and Suarez celebrate during Liverpool's win at Man United Huge clash at the top of the Premier League overshadows this weekend's FA Cup semi-finals Preview Jonathan Harwood Friday,...Show More Summary

Random Nerd Nostalgia: Dark Shadows Model Kit

[Image description: "Now in scale model kits! Barnabas from Dark Shadows and the Werewolf!" A werewolf runs toward an image of Jonathan Frid from Dark Shadows, who stands in front of a spooooky old house, complete with dead tree and big moon. Show More Summary

Comics in Context: Remembering Barnabas Collins

Comics historian extraordinaire Peter Sanderson remembers DARK SHADOWS' own Barnabas Collins, actor Jonathan Frid...

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.: Actor Jonathan Frid: Truly a Vampire's Vampire!

Sadly, Frid just passed away at age 87, only a few weeks before the new cinematic version of Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp will be hitting the theaters.

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.: Actor Jonathan Frid: Truly a Vampire's Vampire!

Vengeful! Ruthless! Cruel! Romantic! Compassionate! Regretful! These are among the adjectives that describe the vast spectrum of emotions that actor Jonathan Frid most capably incorporated into his rendition of vampire Baranbas Collins on the Gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows. Show More Summary

Got You in a Stranglehold Baby: Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

3 years agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

I find the Important Stuff so you don't have to. 5. You Know About Dick Clark; Jonathan Frid and Greg Ham Also Died. The real Barnabas Collins (as opposed to the Tim Burtonized Johnny Depp tragicharicature), Jonathan Frid was dignified,...

"Dark Shadows" TV star Jonathan Frid dies at age 87

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jonathan Frid, a Canadian actor who played the emotionally complex vampire Barnabas Collins in the 1960s daytime television serial "Dark Shadows," has died, the Los Angeles Times reported. He was 87.

RIP: Jonathan Frid (1924 – 2012)

Wow. We have certainly lost some very important people in the retro entertainment circle this week. First we learned that we had lost the fantastic character actor, William Finley(Phantom of the Paradise, The Funhouse), and the next day it was … Continue reading ?

William J. Mann: The Greatest Vampire Of Them All: Jonathan Frid (1924-2012)

The death of Jonathan Frid last Friday -- Friday the 13th, of course -- will bring a bit of added publicity ahead of next month's opening of the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp big-screen remake of Frid's classic television series, Dark Shad...

TV's Barnabas Collins Dies

Jonathan Frid, 87, who played vampire Barnabas Collins on the TV show "Dark Shadows," died April 13 at a hospital in his native Hamilton, Ontario. He was 87. His "Dark Shadows" co-star, Kathryn Leigh Scott, confirmed the death but did not disclose the cause. Show More Summary

Jonathan Frid, Original Dark Shadows Star, Dies at 87

Candian actor Jonathan Frid, star of the original Dark Shadows, has died at the age of 87. He passed away Friday in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. Frid was best known as the benign vampire Barnabas Collins on ABC’s gothic soap opera...Show More Summary

Johnny Depp Remembers Jonathan Frid, The Original Barnabas Collins!

Just as Ryan Seacrest mourns Dick Clark's death, Johnny Depp is remembering a man who greatly influenced his life. It was such a shame when we had to tell you Jonathan Frid died yesterday. The original Dark Shadows' Barnabas Collins passed away peacefully last Friday the 13th (though the news just hit Wednesday). Upon news [...]

Depp on Jonathan Frid's death: World has lost an original

In a heartbreaking twist of fate, Jonathan Frid, the actor who originally portrayed Barnabas Collins in "Dark Shadows," won't get to see the retro soap transition to the big screen. Frid's nephew Don told CNN that the 87-year-old actor passed away in the early morning hours of April 14 in Hamilton, Ontario after battling pneumonia. [...]

Jonathan Frid remembered by Johnny Depp; ‘Catching Fire’ has a director

Johnny Depp has released a statement full of kind words for Jonathan Frid , the actor who played Barnabas Collins on the soap opera “Dark Shadows” and died last Friday. Depp plays the character in Tim Burton’s film adaptation, which hits theaters this May. Read full article >>

Jonathan Frid, ‘the original Edward Cullen,’ dies

3 years agoArts : Arts Post

Before there was Edward Cullen, Bella Swan’s bloodsucking object of affection, there was the original vampire hunk: Jonathan Frid, of “Dark Shadows.” Frid, who played the brooding vampire hunk Barnabas Collins on the popular show, died at the age of 87, weeks before a Johnny Depp remake of “Dark Shadows” is due in theaters. Read full article >>

Jonathan Frid, 1924-2012

Jonathan Frid passed away last week at the age of 87. A noted stage actor, he'll still be best remembered for starring as the vampire Barnabas Collins in the original supernatural soap opera Dark...

Johnny Depp on Jonathan Frid: 'The world has lost a true original'

"Jonathan Frid was the reason I used to run home from school to watch 'Dark Shadows,'" Depp says.

Original Vampire Jonathan Frid Is Truly Immortal (VIDEO)

Post by Jacqueline Burt Sad, sad news for vampire fans: Jonathan Frid, better known as Barnabas Collins of Dark Shadows fame has passed away at the age of 87.  Yes, I'm talking about the original Dark Shadows, that classic goth soapShow More Summary

AfterElton Briefs: Jake Gyllenhaal On Stage, The Day Of Silence, and "Glee" Gives Tina Something To Do

3 years agoLGBT / Gay : After Elton

Birthday shoutouts go to James Franco (above), who is 34, Tim Curry is 66, Ashley Judd is 44, Kate Hudson is 33. In sad news, the original Barnabas Collins, actor Jonathan Frid, has died at the age of 87, just weeks before the remake of Dark Shadows hits theaters. Show More Summary

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