Entertainment: Dark Shadows

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Entertainment: Dark Shadows Gender: N/A
TV series
born on 27 June 1966 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w00
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Campbell
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 05°42' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 05°05 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 10°34'

Entertainment: Dark Shadows (Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins, a 200-year-old vampire)


American Gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network from 27 June 1966 to 2 April 1971. The show depicted the lives, loves, trials and tribulations of the wealthy Collins family of Collinsport, Maine, where a number of supernatural occurrences take place.

The series became hugely popular when vampire Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) appeared ten months into its run. Dark Shadows also featured ghosts, werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, time travel, and a parallel universe. A small company of actors each played many roles; as actors came and went, some characters were played by more than one actor.

Dark Shadows was distinguished by its vividly melodramatic performances, atmospheric interiors, memorable storylines, numerous dramatic plot twists, adventurous music score, broad cosmos of characters and heroic adventures. The original network run of the show lasted for nearly five years to amass 1,225 episodes.

Since 2006, the series has continued as a range of audio dramas produced by Big Finish Productions, featuring many of the original cast, including David Selby, Lara Parker, and Kathryn Leigh Scott.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Bennett, Joan (born 27 February 1910). Notes: Played Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, 1966-1971
  • associate relationship with Bernau, Christopher (born 2 June 1940). Notes: Played Philip Todd, 1969-1970
  • associate relationship with Crothers, Joel (born 28 January 1941). Notes: Played David Collins, 1967-1969
  • associate relationship with Jackson, Kate (born 29 October 1948). Notes: Played Daphne Harridge, 1970-1971
  • associate relationship with Selby, David (born 5 February 1941). Notes: Played Quentin Collins, 1968-1971


Source Notes

Dave Campbell quotes "Facebook fan page of Dark Shadows and News bulletin on Social Media regarding the anniversary of Dark Shadows and posted first broadcast date/time." Sy Scholfield confirms data from TV guide, Daily News (New York, New York), 27 June 1966, page 61.


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