Best known for his roles on such television dramas as Dallas and the macabre Dark Shadows, actor Dennis Patrick also carried the distinction of being the small screen's first vampire. Born in Philadelphia, PA, in March 1918, Patrick began a prolific and enduring television career with roles in Star Tonight and Kraft Television Theater. Subsequently appearing in a handful of features and a slew of made-for-television movies, Patrick's roles in Dark Shadows and Dallas brought him the greatest success of his career. Married to actress Barbara Carson, Patrick was left a widower following his wife's death in 1990. On October 13, 2002, Dennis Patrick died in a home fire in the Hollywood Hills with his dog by his side. He was 84.