Condolence: I became the next generation of viewers to see Dark Shadows. I would watch it with my mom. I recall how she came home from work and would run in and scream out like it was the end of the world...."YOU GOT IT ON?!" When I had gone to his website for the first time, Jonathan Frid opened up a whole new door of literature for me. Which I was so glad that he did.
When I was at work, one of the workers let me use there computer and I decided to go to his website again to see what was going on and such. Well when I went to the readings, and waited for the page to load.....when I heard a gun shot go off I almost hit the floor. LOL
Recently I did two dedications to Jonathan Frid. Poems I had written that a friend had recorded and sent to me. He played both pieces on his radio show. The first was to the Frid family. The second, for everyone. One was entitled A Precious ONe and the second was entitled My Lost Sorrow.
My deepest condolences to the family of Jonathan Frid. A great man.
Condolence: He will be greatly missed. I didn't get to watch Dark Shadows til later which when it came on I wasn't born but I sort of remember the latter years of it 1970-1971. I was 4 or 5 years old. My sister later got me to watching it so I got hooked watching it reruns. Later it came out on dvd so I bought the whole set. Now I can watch it anytime and many times I want plus have co-workers interested in borrowing the dvds. Jonathan Frid may your memory stay with us. There is only 1 Barnabus Collins thanks Jonathan Frid for being Barnabus. Love the video tribute and the song that played. Thank you.
Condolence: I am so so saddned by this. As we all are. I remember at 9 yrs old watching this show! Running home from school to watch the show! I was in love with Barnabas! I dreamed of him! He was wonderful as Barnabas Collins. NO ONE COULD EVER PLAY HIM. He was and will be the one and only Barnabas Collins. A true actor. I am sorry to his family, and to all the wonderful actors who co starred with him. I am so sorry I never got to meet him. But someday, when God calls me, I shall! Rest in Peace Mr. Frid....you are always in my heart.....Love sent you Sir!
Condolence: All my prayers to Jonathan's family. He will be missed. I have had the pleasure of meeting him several times and he was always the nicest person. I WAS one of those kids who ran home from school to watch Dark Shadows
Condolence: Words cannot described the emotions going thru me when I heard of Jonathan's passing. Like millions of others, I ran home from school to catch my most cherished friends from Dark Shadows. And beyond Dark Shadows, I always knew Jonathan was a true gentleman. Always so evident and something we are sorely lacking in our society these days. To his family, his Dark Shadows family, and everyone, thank you for sharing Jonathan with me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and memories. They will sustain us all.
Condolence: My condolences go out to Jonathan's family and relatives. This brilliant actor who influenced and changed (for the better) every child growing up in the 1960's will be missed beyond measure! A true Shakespearen actor, a gentlemen, who at times (so I've heard) could be a bit irreverant as well. Jonathan touched so many people's lives! Jonathan God speed to you! You have left us with only brilliant memories of you and our past. I feel as if a large part of my childhood has passed along with you and therefore I grieve for not only losing that, but losing you as well. I'm so glad that you were physically able to make the journey to England to appear and perform with, your Dark Shadows family once again in the new Dark Shadows movie. What a delight that must have been for everyone in your presence! I shall never forget you or "Barnabas Collins"! Your beloved fan, .....Len Handeland
Condolence: My deepest condolences to the family. One of my very fondest moments of Mr. Frid is from a one-man show he did some years ago at the Lockwood-Mathews mansion in Connecticut. It was in December, and the mansion was decorated for Christmas. We read through the program, but the last selection was not stated. At the end of the performance, Jonathan opened a book and began to read to us. A loud shriek of joy emanated from the entire audience - Jonathan Frid was reading us "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas"!!!!! Later, on the autograph line, I told him, "I can die happy now - I've had Jonathan Frid read me Dr. Seuss."