Scream to Screen: Digging Up The Gay Origins Of Dark Shadows

Keith Prentice (Morgan Collins)

Toward the end of its run, Dark Shadows had a bit of an incestuous relationship with The Boys in the Band. Several cast members appeared at various times in the play’s original Off-Broadway run, but out actor Keith Prentice was the only one to appear in the film version. He also appeared opposite Al Pacino in 1980’s Cruising but during Dark Shadows’ latter-day decline, he played the not-especially-memorable dual roles of Morgan Collins and James Forsythe. During his time on the show, Prentice became close with Louis Edmonds and often stayed with the senior cast member and his lover. Prentice succumbed to AIDS-related complications in 1992.