Atlantis Online
April 09, 2020, 11:15:27 am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Secrets of ocean birth laid bare 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/5191384.stm#graphic
 
  Home Help Arcade Gallery Links Staff List Calendar Login Register  

Remembering John Karlen

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Remembering John Karlen  (Read 41 times)
Victoria Liss
Administrator
Superhero Member
*****
Posts: 4616



« on: January 28, 2020, 12:37:00 am »

SHADOWGRAM UPDATE # 431

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

 

--Remembering John Karlen

 

********************************************

An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM – THE DARK SHADOWS NEWSLETTER

********************************************

***** SHADOWGRAM UPDATE   #

 

REMEMBERING JOHN KARLEN

 

It is with profound personal sadness that ShadowGram reports that beloved friend JOHN KARLEN passed away earlier today at age 86 of congestive heart failure in hospice care in Burbank, California.

 

Of course, John is best-known among "Dark Shadows" fans as the scheming drifter Willie Loomis, who becomes an unwitting servant to vampire Barnabas Collins, eventually becoming a confidant as well as a character with empathy and a moral compass.

 

John also was a longtime, generous supporter of DS fan efforts, readily helping the show enjoy a cult-classic afterlife by attending numerous DS Festivals as well as earlier DS-themed events, dating back to 1971 with John's participation in the "Miss American Ghost" contest to promote the release of the film "Night of Dark Shadows."

 

Indeed, John continued to be a lively, willing, and warm presence across nearly 50 years of the original DS series' afterlife.

 

When KHJ Television in Los Angeles began airing DS reruns in the mid-1970s, John joined a promotional blood drive. In 1977 he appeared as the first – and only -  DS guest for the first-ever DS fan convention gathering, ShadowCon I, as part of the overall science fiction / fantasy / horror fan programming at StarCon in San Diego.

 

This soon was followed by annual DS-focused ShadowCon fan conventions held in Los Angeles through 1984.  Along with other original DS cast members, John was a regular guest.

 

Subsequently, John participated in the annual Dark Shadows Festivals on the west coast starting in 1987 and he began attending the New York area DS Fests a decade later.   At every DS event he attended, John was always a delight to be with, very open, outspoken, often teasing and yet also interested in individual people and shared experiences and ideas.

 

Despite escalating health issues, John last traveled to New York to reunite with DS cast members in celebration of the show's 50th Anniversary in Tarrytown, NY in 2016. He also entertained fans at the DS Halloween Party in Hollywood, CA that same year. He made his last public appearance at the October 2018 Los Angeles sneak-preview of "Master of Dark Shadows" documentary in which he was interviewed.

 

John always enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow cast/crew members and interacting with fans of all ages from across the U.S, and beyond, including Canada, England, Australia, Mexico, and elsewhere.

 

John loved acting and telling stories of his early days growing up in Brooklyn, his Polish ancestry, his early work on the stage, favorite actors and movies, and his love of sports, the race track, and a good meal.

 

A veteran of the Korean war, John was a passionate man with a long life of adventures and accomplishments. His contributions both in front of and behind the camera will long be remembered by the countless friends and fans he touched along the way.

 

We thank you, John, for bringing so much into our lives.

 

 

***** BIOGRAPHY: JOHN KARLEN

 

Born John Adam Karlewicz on May 28, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York, actor John Karlen attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.

 

He is best-known for portraying Willie Loomis on the original 1966-71 ABC-TV daytime drama Dark Shadows. As part of the show's repertory company approach, he also played Carl Collins, William H. Loomis, Desmond Collins and Kendrick Collins.

 

From 1982-1988, Karlen portrayed Harvey Lacey, husband of actress Tyne Daly's female police officer Mary Beth Lacey, earning him a Best Supporting Actor Emmy Award in 1986. He reprised the role in a series of 1990s Cagney & Lacey television movies.

 

Karlen appeared as a guest actor in dozens of television series and movies from the 1950s through the 1990s including Kraft Television Theatre, Naked City, N.Y.P.D., Kojak, Trapper John M.D., Fame, Hill Street Blues and Murder She Wrote.

 

John made his motion picture debut in House Of Dark Shadows in 1970, followed by Night Of Dark Shadows, Daughters Of Darkness, A Small Town In Texas, Pennies from Heaven, Impulse, Native Son and Dark Wind.

 

His stage career began in 1959 with the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird Of Youth followed by Invitation To A March and The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore. Other stage credits include Marat/Sade, Caligula, and Prometheus Bound.

 

Survivors include son Adam and ex-wife Betty Karlen.

 

###

 

 **************************************************************

This Online Official DARK SHADOWS NEWS ONLINE UPDATE is an Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM – THE OFFICIAL DARK SHADOWS NEWSLETTER

 

Marcy Robin – ShadowGram

 

Shadowgram@aol.com OR Shadowgram1@yahoo.com

 

Each ShadowGram News Update is posted FIRST through the ShadowGram Group List at Yahoo.com and each Update post is then dispersed to other social media.

 

You can join the SHADOWGRAM Group List at:  http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShadowGram/

 

You also can request an invitation to join the free Group List. To do so, please email Marcy Robin at ShadowGram@aol.com ORshadowgram1@yahoo.com
Report Spam   Logged

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Victoria Liss
Administrator
Superhero Member
*****
Posts: 4616



« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2020, 12:38:05 am »

Report Spam   Logged
Victoria Liss
Administrator
Superhero Member
*****
Posts: 4616



« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2020, 12:38:16 am »

http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fmovies.groups.yahoo.com%2Fgroup%2FShadowGram%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNEeMxLIl4NhQpaceE-bp9k7gqhqJA
Report Spam   Logged
Victoria Liss
Administrator
Superhero Member
*****
Posts: 4616



« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2020, 10:14:05 pm »

SHADOWGRAM – THE OFFICIAL DARK SHADOWS NEWS ONLINE UPDATES

Monday, February 3, 2020

SHADOWGRAM UPDATE  # 433

 

***** SHADOWGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS:

-- A CELEBRATION OF JOHN KARLEN IN LOS ANGELES - SATURDAY, APRIL 25

-- DAVID SELBY IN 2 SEPARATE NEW TV GUEST ROLE APPEARANCES

 

********************************************

An Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM –

THE OFFICIAL DARK SHADOWS NEWSLETTER

********************************************

*****ANNOUNCING: A CELEBRATION OF JOHN KARLEN IN LOS ANGELES - SATURDAY, APRIL 25

 

As reported in ShadowGram Update #431, John Karlen (DS' "Willie Loomis") sadly passed away in Burbank, California on January 22 due to congestive heart failure at age 86.  John was a dearly beloved member of the Dark Shadows family and attended dozens of cast reunions, fan convention and other special events involving the show over the decades.

 

Now, to honor his creative legacy and celebrate his life, all friends and fans are welcome to attend  A Celebration of John Karlen to be held on Saturday afternoon, April 25 at the Vista Theatre in Los Angeles.

 

The gathering will serve as an opportunity for those who knew and loved John to share stories and memories.  Additionally, a newly-compiled video retrospective with rare footage and an overview of John's career on television and film will be shown. The afternoon will finish with a reception and refreshments.

 

To attend, please send an email reservation with your name and the names of any guests you are bringing to:

ShadowGram@aol.com   

 

----- Schedule For Saturday, April 25, 2020 – A CELEBRATION OF JOHN KARLEN

 

Vista Theatre - 4473 Sunset Drive, Hollywood CA 90027

 

12:30pm - Doors Open

1:00pm  - "Remembering John Karlen" Video Presentation

1:20pm  - Guest Speakers

2:00pm  - Song Tribute by James Storm

2:15pm  - John Karlen In His Own Words

2:30 pm - Reception & Refreshments

3:30pm  - Farewell

 

Please send RSVPs to: ShadowGram@aol.com

 

 

***** DAVID SELBY FEBRUARY TV APPEARANCES

 

Late last year, David (Quentin) shot guest appearances for a couple of popular dramatic TV series, airing this month (February).

 

"Chicago Fire" Season 8, episode 13 entitled "A Chicago Welcome" premieres Wednesday, February 5 at 9:00 pm Eastern/Pacific at 8:00 pm Central on NBC and subsequently on demand/digital platforms.

 

"NCIS New Orleans" Season 6, episode 15 entitled "Bad Moon Rising" premieres Sunday, February 16 at 10:00 pm Eastern/Pacific and 9:00 pm Central on CBS and subsequently on demand/digital platforms.

 

 **************************************************************

This Online Official DARK SHADOWS NEWS ONLINE UPDATE is an Official Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM – THE OFFICIAL DARK SHADOWS NEWSLETTER

 

Marcy Robin – ShadowGram

 

Shadowgram@aol.com OR Shadowgram1@yahoo.com

 

Each ShadowGram News Update is posted FIRST through the ShadowGram Group at groups.io 

Each Update post is then dispersed to other social media.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  The previous ShadowGram group at Yahoo is no longer being updated due to Yahoo discontinuing support for their online Groups.

 

You can join the FREE SHADOWGRAM Group at:  https://groups.io/g/shadowgram

 

You also easily can request an email invitation to join the Group.

 

To do so, please directly email Marcy Robin at: ShadowGram@aol.com OR shadowgram1@yahoo.com

 

Thank you.

 

MARCY ROBIN - SHADOWGRAM

 
_._,_._,_
Groups.io Links:

You receive all messages sent to this group.
Report Spam   Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy