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Happy Birthday To Pleasantville’s David Lynn Selby

David Lynn Selby turns 73 on Wednesday.
David Lynn Selby turns 73 on Wednesday. Photo Credit:

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Pleasantville’s David Lynn Selby!

David Lynn Selby, a longtime Pleasantville resident, turns 73 on Wednesday.

Selby, an actor, was born Feb. 5, 1941, in Morgantown, W.Va. He has worked in movies, soap operas and television dramas. The naturally black-headed Selby is best known for playing the roles of Quentin Collins on the ABC-TV serial, "Dark Shadows" (from 1968 to its ending in 1971 and again in the recent audio revival), and as the evil and compassionate estranged son of Angela Channing (played by Jane Wyman), Richard Channing, on the primetime CBS series "Falcon Crest" (a role he played from 1982 to 1990).

He eventually brought his "Dark Shadows" character to film with the second "Dark Shadows" movie, "Night of Dark Shadows," released in 1971, after the TV series was canceled. Selby's movie credits include co-starring roles with Barbra Streisand in "Up the Sandbox" (1972) and with Ron Leibman in "The Super Cops" (1974), "White Squall, Rich and Famous" (1981), "D3: The Mighty Ducks," "Raise the Titanic," and "Surviving Christmas" (2004). More recently, he appeared in the "Mad Men" (season 3) episode, "The Arranegements".

West Virginia University in 1998 awarded Selby its first Life Achievement Award from the College of Creative Arts, and an honorary doctorate in 2004.

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