Belmont-Born, Bred Actor Addison Powell dies at 89
"Dark Shadows" star worked on Broadway, in films "Three Days of the Condor," "The Thomas Crown Affair."
Before there was a "True Blood," there was the original show about vampires, werewolves and any number of spooky characters called "Dark Shadows."
And one of the creepy characters in the cult favorite television show (that ran for six years in the late 1960s and early 1970s) was the mad scientist Dr. Eric Lang, played by Belmont's own Addison Powell.
Born to a pair of teachers and raised in Belmont before heading off to Boston University and then to WWII as a navigator on a B-17, Powell became best known as a stage actor on Broadway and on tour but could be found on the big screen in such movies as the original "The Thomas Crown Affair" with Steven McQueen and playing a CIA heavy with Robert Redford in "Three Days of the Condor."
Powell died this past week at his home in Vermont. He was 89.
A biography and appreciation of Powell and his works can be found at:
An example of Powell's work can be seen on YouTube playing the conservative college president who has to deal with a student rebellion (acting along side with three extremely young actors : Candice Bergen, Jon Voight and David Carridine) in the 1967 film, "The Rebels." Powell's role begins at the 4 minute mark.