Who Jonathan Frid Dated!

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I wrote about the fascinating legacy of Jonathan Frid--the original Dark Shadows vampire--when he died and pointed out his only-semi-cloaked gayness.

Well, a website called whosdatedwho.com takes a peek under the cape and gives details as to who old Friddie supposedly had "relationships" with.

They list three male actors, one of whom I didn't even know was bi!

If he was!

And if one of the other choices is true, does that mean Frid liked the old glass-table trick?

No wonder he kept things semi cloaked.

Thanks to William Love for the tip.


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19 comments
caprice122163
caprice122163

Jonathan Frid, Louis Edmond, this was Dark Shadows cast party at a beach in New York during the Summer 1968. Nothing More, not even a date.

Louis Edmond was not fond of Jonathan Frid. Their relationship was of indifferents and of respect.

joclouise
joclouise

It seems as though any allegations regarding his sexuality have come to light since his death; now that he can’t speak in his own defense.   Over the years with the press, and the news, and well, gossip mongers, it seems that something would have been revealed years ago. I recently read an interview with him from the ‘70’s around the time Seizure was going to be released.  He talked about a film he had seen staring Jeanne Moreau where he said basically “She just eats something, and it’s beautiful.” Well that sounds at the very least sensual, and about as sexual as anything I have heard. I just don’t see this man as gay! And the time line doesn’t seem to fit either. He spent most of his career living in New York. He did most of his training on the east coast and in England. You never hear of him mingling with the Hollywood crowd. If anything he seemed to shun that scene. Whether he was or he wasn’t (gay) pretty much seems like a mute point now. I think he was fabulous, and he was one of the sexiest men to grace the small or the large screen.  

Hkguy
Hkguy

WHOM Jonathan Frid dated. 

Megansspark
Megansspark

Funny-- on one side of the internet Frid is now a gay hero with many conquests, on the other, he was a celibate gentleman who was above all things of the flesh!  For all of the images created by many people who toil and spin, I think I will always remember his Richard III program.  I felt I was doing an aging idol a favor, forcing myself to listen and try to find something to compliment in this dusty old Shakespeare.  I wound up swept away, red faced, and actually rather aroused at the audacity of the villain!  Frid was often grouchy, and took a lot for granted... he wasn't perfect or a saint...he craved fan interest but then hated you for it at the same time.  But he was one hell of a storyteller, and a beautiful old man.  That's my memory, its genuine, and I hold it close to my heart. :)        

Midgie
Midgie

Rod was for the Birds!!

Dianabarrymore
Dianabarrymore

I wonder if Frid paid Burr or Burr paid Frid, or they went Dutch.

Whimsy
Whimsy

Raymond Burr and George Grizzard? I'm loving this.

kingbilgames
kingbilgames

 @joclouise  ''Allegation'', ''defense''. There is that homophobia creeping in.

 

Also saying a woman is beautiful doesn't make you straight, plenty of gay men do that. And I am not sure what you mean by saying that the time line doesn't fit with him being gay due to where he was... you do know that NYC had a massive gay community don't you? And that many of his colleagues on DS were gay? Louis Edmonds was gay, Joel Crothers was gay, Chris Bernau was gay and Anthony George was gay. Being gay is not exclusive to Hollywood, you homophobe. 

Guest
Guest

 I must be naive.  What's the old glass table trick?

Wallingford
Wallingford

I once taught with a very closeted gay married man who had gone to school with Louis Edmonds and bristled every time his name came up--particularly in front of his wife (who was no fool and a brilliant teacher, actor, scholar, and, apparently long-suffering and understanding wife).  I always wondered if old Gabby (his nickname) had ever tangled with Edmonds, but did not know he (Edmonds) was gay until recently.  It all makes sense now

joclouise
joclouise

 @kingbilgames  @joclouise

 First of all, I am not a homophobe. I have gay friends. So just because those DS cast members were gay makes him gay? I don't think you are gay because of association. The people That "Who dated who" linked him with several Hollywood actors.that don't fit the time line. Anyway the man has passed away, and his sexuality is non of anyone's business. Let the man rest in peace, for God's sake.

Ulu
Ulu

Raymond Burr is one of several celebrities rumored to have liked having a hustler crap on a glass table with Ray underneath. (Or maybe it was the other way around). This urban legend has been ascribed to at least two other major stars besides Raymond, so take it with a grain of...

kingbilgames
kingbilgames

Just the usual homophobic rumour probably that want to paint all homosexuals as ''deviants''. Not that I think people who are into that are though, because live and let live. But the glass table trick thing is considered perverted by the general public, probably, and only has a select number of fans! I have known no one interested in it. 

VonD
VonD

Caca? :-<

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