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Louis Edmonds
Biographical Information
Name

Louis Edmonds

Birthplace

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.

Birth date

September 24, 1923

Death date

March 3, 2001

Production Information
Productions

Dark Shadows
House of Dark Shadows

Characters

Roger Collins (1-979)
Joshua Collins (367-661)
Edward Collins (705-780)
Roger Collins (PT) (975-1055)
Joshua Collins (PT) (1009-1012)
Daniel Collins (1111-1191)
Amadeus Collins (1140-1144)
Brutus Collins (1225-1245)
Roger Collins (HODS)

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Louis Edmonds (September 24, 1923 - March 3, 2001) played Roger Collins, Joshua Collins, Edward Collins, Roger Collins (PT), Joshua Collins (PT), the adult Daniel Collins, Amadeus Collins, and Brutus Collins in the original Dark Shadows.

Louis Edmonds was born in Louisiana, one of three children. Edmonds was raised Episcopalian, and served as an acolyte during his childhood. He caught the acting bug early on, being fascinated by the films he saw. He graduated college and served in World War II before he was able to make his Broadway debut. He appeared in several Broadway plays including Candide, Maybe Tuesday, and A Passage to India. He played Langley Wallingford on All My Children for over fifteen years, receiving three Emmy nominations for the role. Edmonds was one of only two actors who appeared in both the first and final episodes of Dark Shadows (alongside on-screen sibling Joan Bennett).

Castmates remember him as having a "devilish" sense of humour, in complete contrast to the humourless Roger Collins - which, as Alexandra Moltke recalled in 1995, could cause some problems when recording:

"He would be saying something incredibly droll - or naughty - one minute, and then a cue would be given and he would slip into character, leaving Nancy Barrett and I very much out of character and trying not to laugh at whatever witticism he had just uttered."

Openly gay in his private life, in public he remained in the closet until the publication of his biography Big Lou when he was in his 70s.

Louis Edmonds died of respiratory failure in 2001 after a period of ill-health.

Appearances[]

As Roger Collins (196 episodes)[]

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31, 32, 36, 37, 39, 40, 40, 41, 45, 46, 47, 50, 51, 54, 55, 56, 59, 62, 65, 68, 71, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 82, 83, 86, 87, 88, 89, 93, 95, 96, 97, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 112, 114, 119, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 134, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 146, 147, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 156, 157, 158, 160, 161, 163, 165, 167, 169, 170, 171, 178, 182, 183, 187, 188, 192, 193, 194, 196, 197, 198, 200, 201, 204, 214, 218, 219, 228, 240, 241, 242, 246, 249, 252, 264, 268, 270, 271, 272, 273, 277, 280, 281, 313, 316, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 337, 339, 351, 354, 357, 362, 365, 461, 464, 467, 470, 472, 473, 474, 489, 495, 496, 510, 519, 520, 521, 522, 525, 526, 545, 546, 547, 548, 549, 568, 569, 571, 576, 578, 585, 589, 603, 614, 617, 618, 625, 626, 643, 644, 646, 647, 650, 686, 694, 697, 901, 908, 913/914, 925, 936, 958, 960, 964

As Joshua Collins (38 episodes)[]

367, 368, 372, 373, 378, 382, 383, 387, 392, 393, 395, 399, 401, 407, 409, 410, 411, 416, 422, 423, 424, 426, 428, 434, 445, 446, 447, 448, 449, 450, 451, 452, 458, 459, 460, 623, 1009**, 1012**

Louis Edmonds appeared as both Roger Collins (PT) and the Ghost of Joshua Collins in episodes 1009 and 1012.

As Edward Collins (49 episodes)[]

705, 706, 707, 708, 712, 714, 715, 728, 729, 730, 731, 740, 748, 749, 754, 760, 761, 767, 770, 775, 776, 781, 782, 785, 787, 788, 793, 803, 804, 811, 812, 829, 834, 835, 837, 839, 846, 852, 853, 857, 859, 860, 861, 863, 866, 867, 868, 869, 870

As Roger Collins (PT) (20 episodes)[]

970, 971, 975, 976, 977, 979, 990, 1009**, 1012**, 1023, 1025, 1030, 1039, 1040, 1048, 1049, 1050, 1053, 1054, 1055

Louis Edmonds appeared as both Roger Collins (PT) and Roger Collins in episode 970.

As Joshua Collins (PT) (1 episode)[]

1012

As Daniel Collins (14 episodes)[]

1111, 1118, 1120, 1123, 1131, 1140***, 1144***, 1145, 1146, 1157, 1159, 1160, 1169, 1191

As Amadeus Collins (2 episodes)[]

1140***, 1144***

Louis Edmonds appears as Daniel Collins and Amadeus Collins in episodes 1140 and 1144

As Brutus Collins (5 episodes)[]

1225, 1231, 1236, 1239, 1245

As Roger Collins (MGM)[]

House of Dark Shadows

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