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||April 13, 2012
||December 2, 1924
||Cause of Death:
||Hamilton, Ontario, CA
RATE AND COMMENT
Served as a seaman in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II
Acted in the company with Katharine Hepburn in John Houseman's staging of "Much Ado About Nothing" for the American Shakespeare Festival in the early 1960s
Landed breakthrough role as vampire Barnabas Collins on the cult soap opera "Dark Shadows" (ABC)
Made feature film debut recreating the role of Barnabas in "House of Dark Shadows"
Played a leading role in the TV-movie horror comedy "The Devil's Daughter" (ABC)
Returned to films to play the leading role in Oliver Stone's feature directorial debut "Seizure"
Formed (with Mary O'Leary) production company Clunes Associates; company toured the college circuit with a series of staged readings, the first of which was "Jonathan Frid's Fools and Fiends"
Added two new programs to his reading theater presentations, "Jonathan Frid's Shakespearean Odyssey" and "Jonathan Frid's Fridiculousness"
Made stage directorial debut with a production of "The Lion in Winter" at Georgia CollegeTheatre in Milledgeville, GA
Featured in the documentary "Dark Shadows 30th Anniversary Tribute"
Made a cameo in Tim Burton's feature remake of "Dark Shadows" opposite Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins; Frid passed away just weeks before the film's May 11 release