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Old April 19 2012, 01:01 PM   #1
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Dark Shadows' Jonathan Frid has died

Reported by Kathryn Leigh Scott http://networkedblogs.com/wC485 and Dark Shadows News http://darkshadowsnews.blogspot.co.u...1924-2012.html

Dark Shadows was one of only three Capital-F fandoms in my life. The world is less bright this morning.

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Old April 19 2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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He must have seen the new movie!


Bur seriously, sad news. I was a small-f fan of the show, but it was a classic piece of American pop culture.
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Old April 19 2012, 01:17 PM   #3
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RIP Jonathan.

I'm glad he was able to do his cameo for the new Dark Shadows movie before passing away.
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Old April 19 2012, 01:18 PM   #4
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That's really a shame. I hope Burton at least gives him a dedication in the credits.
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Old April 19 2012, 01:56 PM   #5
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Sad to hear it. I remembering seeing him in person at a DS convention in Manhattan back in the eighties . . . .

Anybody else remember his non-speaking part in The Devil's Daughter? Or the time he guest-starred with the cast of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir to promote ABC's new fall lineup?
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Old April 19 2012, 02:57 PM   #6
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Sorry to hear about this - I really enjoyed his work when I was a child.
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Old April 19 2012, 03:06 PM   #7
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Very sad news. I met Mr. Frid at a convention in Louisville years ago (the only fan con I've ever attended). I invited him to come and see a play at the theatre I worked for at the time and he accepted. A great thrill for me, who'd been a fan of his when I was a boy. Such a charming, dignified, kind man.

RIP, Jonathan.
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Old April 19 2012, 03:10 PM   #8
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RIP... also glad he got the cameo done...
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Old April 19 2012, 03:10 PM   #9
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Oh, that's sad.
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Old April 19 2012, 03:19 PM   #10
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Oh, very sad! Loved Dark Shadows as a kid and I always liked his portrayal of the character. With the new movie coming out I did some reading recently to catch up with him to see how he was doing. Sad news indeed.
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Old April 19 2012, 03:37 PM   #11
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RIP, Mr. Frid. You were beyond a class act.
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Old April 19 2012, 04:04 PM   #12
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He was certainly great on Dark Shadows.


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He must have seen the new movie!
I gotta say that was the first thing I thought. Crazy timing.
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Old April 19 2012, 05:26 PM   #13
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Old April 19 2012, 05:38 PM   #14
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It's sad news, but also it's great to hear that he was included in the movie. I'm sure they'll probably add some sort of dedication to the end credits (most moviegoers won't know the name so they won't put anything at the start of the film). Sad to say I actually didn't know he was still with us until I'd read about him filming the cameo.

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Old April 19 2012, 09:19 PM   #15
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23skidoo wrote: View Post
It's sad news, but also it's great to hear that he was included in the movie. I'm sure they'll probably add some sort of dedication to the end credits (most moviegoers won't know the name so they won't put anything at the start of the film). Sad to say I actually didn't know he was still with us until I'd read about him filming the cameo.

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Sadly, I've already had two people ask me today "Who was Jonathan Frid?"
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