Charity Trask
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Charity Trask
Aliases: Pansy Faye [1]
Franchise: Dark Shadows
Notability: Supporting character
Gender: Female
Location: Worthington Hall, Maine
Known relatives: See family
Status: Deceased by virtue of time era
Born: 1871 [2]
Introduction: Episode 727
Final: Episode 883
Actor: Nancy Barrett

Charity Trask is a fictional supporting character featured in the 1960s Gothic daytime television series Dark Shadows. She is part of a storyline that this database refers to as the "1897 Flashback". Played by actress Nancy Barrett, she first appeared in episode 727.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Charity Trask grew up in the late 1800s. She was the daughter of Gregory Trask and Minerva Trask and grew up at Worthington Hall in Maine. Charity formed a romantic relationship with one of Worthington's instructors, Tim Shaw.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Charity went to visit Tim Shaw at the Collinsport Inn. She took note of how strangely he was acting as he was attempting to translate some ancient texts given to him by Evan Hanley. Tim passed out and Charity remained on hand to watch over him. [3]

Charity went to visit the art studio of Charles Delaware Tate. She was impressed with Tate's work on the Portrait of Quentin Collins. When Tate left the room however, the image of Quentin transformed into the image of a werewolf. Charity was terror-stricken and Tate tried to convince her that it was just the sound of the wolves howling outside that fired up her imagination. [4]

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The character of Charity Trask was created by director Lela Swift and script writer Sam Hall.
  • The introduction of Charity Trask marked Nancy Barrett's return to the regular storylines after an absence of thirty-one episodes.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Assumed her identity upon possession.
  2. Date approximated based upon the relative age of actress Nancy Barrett during the time of filming.
  3. Dark Shadows: 772
  4. Dark Shadows: 807


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