Archive for June 27th, 2016

TV SERIES 50th ANNIVERSARY TODAY


Dark Shadows
is a gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on 
the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The
series depicted the lives of the Collins family of Collinsport, Maine.

The show became extremely popular when vampire Barnabas Collins,
played by Canadian actor Jonathan Frid, appeared a year into its run.

Dark Shadows featured an array of characters including ghosts, witches,
werewolves, zombies, and warlocks. Time travel and a parallel universe 
were also featured. Some characters were played by more than one actor.



The introduction of Vampire Barnabas Collins in 1967.


John Herbert "Jonathan" Frid
(December 2, 1924 – April 14, 2012)


 

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST NEWS EVENTS

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TIM MAGUIRE

Jack Lemmon
John Uhler
"Jack" Lemmon III
(February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001)

 


1968

 


1960


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ACTIVIST BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1880



Helen Adams Keller
(June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968)

Helen Keller, though deaf and blind, became a women’s suffragist and
political activist. She published twelve books and a number of articles
over the coarse of her life.

She contracted a disease when she was nineteen months old (likely
scarlet fever or meningitis) that left her blind and deaf. As a young
child, she developed a repertoire of physical signs which she used
to communicate with her parents and with the young daughter of the
Keller family’s cook.

Helen Keller become widely known through the dramatic depictions of 
a 1959 play and the 1962 film The Miracle Worker.

               

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