Characters: Josette DuPres Collins 1795, 1966-1970,
Rachel Drummond, Lady Kitty Hampshire 1897,
Maggie Evans Collins 1970 Parallel Time, Maggie
Evans House of Dark Shadows
Collinwood's resident governess, Maggie Evans was the cynical
waitress of the local Collinsport Inn. Protecting herself
from the hardship of the world, and the grim realities of
her life with a rich vein of humour, Maggie is a survivor.
Filled with pity for her alcoholic, widowed father, Sam
Evans, it is Maggie that supports the Evans household, ever
aware of the shadow Collinwood and the Collins family casts
over their lives…
Leigh Scott was born
Kathryn Kringstad on 29 January 1943, in Robbinsdale, Minnesota.
Demonstrating an interest in writing and acting from an
early age, she studied acting throughout college, graduating
from New York's Academy of Dramatic Arts. Whilst studying
in New York, Kathryn led a dual life as "Bunny Kay" at the
Playboy Club, a job she retained through her first few weeks
of taping on Dark Shadows.
Kathryn was one of the original Dark Shadows cast,
having originally auditioned for the role of Victoria Winters.
In 1970, she decided to leave the show to move to Paris,
where she married her long-time beau Ben Martin. The couple
eventually moved to London.
Over the next fifteen years, Kathryn continued to act in
the United Kingdom and America. Her work included a long-standing
role on the London stage in Harvey, alongside James
Stewart, along with guest appearances in numerous television
series, including Space: 1999, Hammer House of
Horror, Magnum P.I., Police Squad, The Incredible
Hulk, The A-Team, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Professionals
and Matlock, along with a recurring role on Dynasty.
She also essayed principal roles on Big Shamus, Little
Shamus and Philip Marlowe, Private Eye.
Kathryn's film appearances include roles in Turn of the
Screw (directed by Dan Curtis, The Great Gatsby,
Providence, Witches Brew and 187.
In 1986, Kathryn established Pomegranate Press with her
then husband Ben Martin. The company's first project was
My Scrapbook Memories of Dark Shadows, a self-authored
20th anniversary memoir. Following the success of this project,
she has continued to edit and publish works under the Pomegranate
banner, including many Dark Shadows-related titles.
In 1998, she wrote and published The Bunny Years,
an exploration of the Playboy Bunny Girl phenomenon. The
book was a bestseller and Kathryn later co-produced a spin-off
documentary. In 2000, Disney purchased the film rights to
The Bunny Years, which remains in development. She
has also written an original novel, Murder in Prime
Today Kathryn maintains homes in both Los Angeles and London,
and is married to Geoff Miller, founder editor and publisher
of Los Angeles magazine. She recently completed the
manuscript for her first novel.
2003, Kathryn reprised Maggie in the Return to Collinwood
reunion audio play. The character was now a widow, but had
enjoyed a happy marriage with Joe Haskell over the intervening
In 2006, she again reprised
the role for Big Finish's series of Dark Shadows
CD audio dramas.
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