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Malcolm Marmorstein (August 9, 1928 - November 21, 2020) was a writer on the original Dark Shadows. He is credited in 82 episodes.

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Marmorstein later wrote a comedic play about a reluctant vampire, titled Love Bites. In 1993, it was adapted into a movie of the same name and directed by Marmorstein himself. Adam Ant stars as the vampire, who wears an inverness cape and exhibits a hairstyle similar to the iconic 'Barnabas bangs.

Malcolm studied playwriting and acting in college. Prior to becoming a screenwriter, Malcolm worked in theatre, in New York as a stage manager and lighting technician, often working with his father Louis Marmorstein who was a lighting director. He would bring his typwriter with him to work and write during breaks.

His theatre credits include, A Street Car Named Desire (his very first theatre job) starring Marlon Brando, Kean with Alfred Drake, James Thurber’s A Thurber Carnival, Damn Yankees with Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse and a revival of Pal Joey again with Bob Fosse.

Moving on to television he worked as a stage hand at ABC on The Dick Clark Show and American Bandstand, The Johnny Carson Show, Who Do You Trust? and The Tonight Show, then as head-writer on the soap operas, The Doctors, Love Of Life and the original Dark Shadows, he wrote 82 episodes of Dark Shadows, the show was tremendously popular, later becoming a cult classic.

Other tv writing credits include, Night Gallery, Peyton Place, ABC Weekend Special.....

Malcolm wrote the screenplay called “S*P*Y*S”, which was the re-teaming of Elliott Gould and Donald Sutherland after their extremely successful film M*A*S*H.

Film credits:

“Whiffs" starring Elliott Gould and Eddie Albert

"Pete’s Dragon" starring Mickey Rooney and Helen Reddy

“Return From Witch Mountain" starring Bette Davis and Christopher Lee

Writing credits[]

115, 119, 120, 121, 123, 124, 128, 130, 132, 133, 134, 137, 138, 140, 142, 145, 146, 149, 150, 151, 152, 158, 159, 160, 161, 163, 166, 168, 170, 172, 173, 176, 177, 178, 184, 185, 187, 188, 191, 195, 196, 197, 202, 203, 207, 210, 214, 215, 218, 220, 222, 224, 225/226, 227, 229, 231, 233, 237, 238, 241, 244, 247, 252, 256, 257, 258, 264, 267, 269, 270, 274, 277, 279, 282, 289, 291, 295, 297, 301, 305, 308, 309

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