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Sandor Rakosi
DS 701 002
Sandor Rakosi
Aliases: Sandor
Continuity: Dark Shadows
Notability: Recurring character
Type: Ghost
Gender: Male
Location: Old House, Collinsport, Maine
Known relatives: Magda Rakosi (wife)
Jenny Rakosi (sister-in-law)
Died: 1897
1st appearance: Dark Shadows: 701
Final: Dark Shadows: 750
Actor: Thayer David

Sandor Rakosi is a fictional Gypsy and a recurring character on the original 1960s Gothic daytime soap opera Dark Shadows. He was played by actor Thayer David and was part of a storyline commonly known as the "1897 Flashback". The character was introduced in episode 701 and made fourteen appearances on the series in total.

Biography Edit

Sandor was a Gyspy and the husband of fortune teller Magda Rakosi. For many years, they worked in a traveling carnival, where Sandor was a knife-thrower and Magda was his assistant. Sandor often bragged about the fact that he had never missed his mark. [1]

By 1897, Sandor and Magda were living in the dilapidated ruins of the Old House on the Collinwood estate. They were there at the behest of aging Collins family matriarch, Edith Collins, who valued Magda as a spiritual advisor. The other members of the family disliked the Rakosis intensely however and were waiting for the day when they could evict them from the Old House.

As Edith came closer to death, Sandor and Magda knew that they were quickly coming to the end of their easy lifestyle. To prepare for their eventual removal from the estate, Magda had Sandor break into the Great House in search of the fabled Collins family jewels. While skulking about, Sandor was caught by the recently returned Quentin Collins, who sent him running back to the Old House. [2]

That same evening, Magda saw a vision inside her crystal ball of a coffin chained up inside of a secret room in the Collins family mausoleum. She believed this to be the resting place of the family jewels and sent Sandor to collect them. Sandor opened the coffin, but instead of piles of riches, he found the awakened vampire, Barnabas Collins. Barnabas bit Sandor upon the neck and used his vampiric hypnosis to control the man's actions, forcing him to keep his secret. Under Barnabas' power, Sandor brought him back to the Old House where Magda and he were forced to cooperate with the vampire's wishes. [3]

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