Thursday, September 5, 2013

Podcast: JOHN KARLEN



MARIE MAGINITY recently visited actor JOHN KARLEN during his recent stay in a Los Angeles hospital. The Emmy winning actor, known for his work on CAGNEY AND LACEY, as well as the 1971 cult horror film DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS, speaks about his childhood, acting and his experience as henchman/hero Willie Loomis on DARK SHADOWS.

You can listen to the interview streaming above, or download it as an MP3 by clicking HERE.

6 comments:

BHanscomb said...

Bless you for making this happen. The interview itself was a delight, which I wondered about after your intro. No worries about John wanting to focus on his beliefs about acting (you said you were frustrated); I was happy he talked about what he wanted to talk about. One thing I believe John was mistaken about is when he said he was the only one of the DS cast to have attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. I've read in more than one place that Kathryn Leigh Scott did.

Gloria Lillibridge said...

I thought John sounded very nice, considering his situation. Good job with the interview.

Melody Clark said...

What a joy to listen to this! John was always so kind and friendly to all of us at conventions. I'm so pleased he's doing better.

Marie Maginity said...

I found at least 6 DS actors who attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, including Kathryn Leigh Scott, Christopher Pennock, Conrad Bain and Kate Jackson. None of them were there at the same time as John, though. Sorry, I can't remember the other other two. My memory ain't what it used to be either.

BHanscomb said...

Here is one of them. In that 1966 article from The Daily Reporter I found this clip

Alexandra Moltke, pretty young star of ABC-TV's new romantic suspense series, "Dark Shadows," (premiering Monday, from 3-3:30 p.m., Channel 5), made her acting debut at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts tilting slightly to the left, and with one arm stiffly extended. She was an airplane wing. Before she graduated in 1965, however, her roles became somewhat more animated. She played featured roles in "The Reluctant Debutante" and "I Remember Mama," drifted languidly as Alexandra In "The Swan," and died the death of Desdemona in "Othello."

Marie Maginity said...

Yes, Alexandra Moltke. The 6th one was Keith Prentice.

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