Characters: Lieutenant Nathan Forbes 1795
21 years of age, the humble and handsome fisherman, Joe Haskell,
is a resident of Collinsport and employed at the Collins'
Cannery. Joe's father was a local firsherman who died at sea
seven years earlier, forcing him to leave school to support
the family. Joe dreams one day of owning a boat of his own.
He is first attracted to Carolyn Stoddard but soon finds more
of a common bond with unassuming local waitress, Maggie Evans.
Suddenly, due to sinister supernatural interference, Joe's
behaviour becomes irrational, as dark forces conspire to manipulate
Joe and Maggie's present, ultimately leading to the destruction
of their future...
Joel Crothers was born to parents,
Ruth and George, on January 28 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He
was raised with brother Michael in New York.
passion for performing emerged at the early age of nine. Joel
auditioned and won a role on the religious television show
Lamp Unto My Feet. At the time, Joel's father was a production
supervisor on the show. Unbeknownst to him, his son auditioned
for the show under a different name, apparently done as a
practical joke. Nevertheless, by the age of twelve, he was
taking Broadway bows alongside Burgess Meredith for his stage
debut in The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker.
the 1950s and 1960s, Joel made guest appearances on numerous
primetime shows, including Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The
Defenders, Have Gun Will Travel, Death Valley Days, Rescue
8, The Investigators, Zane Grey Theater, Studio One, Playhouse
90, Kraft Theater and Goodyear Playhouse. His later
primetime credits included First Ladies Diaries: Martha
graduated Harvard University a Phi Beta Kappa in 1962. In
1966, Joel returned to Broadway in a starring role opposite
Joan Van Ark in Barefoot in the Park, which he worked
on simultaneously with his stint on Dark Shadows.
Joel, Dark Shadows was the launch to a successful career
in daytime drama. His other credits in the field included
Secret Storm, Somerset, The Doctors and the twice Emmy
nominated role of Dr. Miles Cavanaugh in The Edge of Night.
His final television role was a 1985 stint in Santa Barbara.
interests included the piano and learning languages. He also
recorded talking books for the blind. He also held a lifelong
enthusiasm for travel, spurred on by a solo journey to France
as a teenager.
November 6, 1985, Joel, who was only 44, succumbed to Lymphoma
cancer complicated by AIDS at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
in Los Angeles.
written by Vera Marano