Linda Evans John Forsythe and Joan Collins

This was my favorite show for a few years until the cast changes made it too weird to watch. I used to go to this fabulous pink gay bar on Wednesday nights to watch Dynasty with othe big FANS. While the show was on, the room was totally silent. During the commercials the chatter became loud with everyone trashing their most hated characters... Usually Joan Collins and her "outfits". Big fun I loved it.

Bought the DVDs but they are so dated now I can't bear to watch the terrible acting. John was good and Joan but everyone else sigh.... But Mr. Forsythe had a very long career and was in a lot of great projects. I thought he deserved a story...

John died on Thursday at his home in Santa Ynez, Calif. He was 92. His publicist, B. Harlan Boll, said the cause was complications of pneumonia, following a yearlong battle with cancer. Mr. Forsythe had earlier received a diagnosis of colon cancer, and in 1979 underwent quadruple bypass surgery. RIP John Read more: NY Times Story

Forsythe became nationally known in the late 1950s as the playboy lawyer, Bentley Gregg, in the acclaimed TV series Bachelor Father (1957). After six successful seasons, the series was cancelled in 1962, at which time Forsythe concentrated on film projects. He headlined the campy drama Kitten with a Whip (1964) with Ann-Margret, as well as the highly anticipated film adaptation of Truman Capote's book In Cold Blood (1967). In 1969, Forsythe reunited with Hitchcock in the spy film Topaz.

During the early 1970s, Forsythe was featured in a succession of mediocre made-for-TV movies, including Murder Once Removed (1971) and Terror on the 40th Floor (1974).

In 1976, producer Aaron Spelling cast Forsythe as the voice of Charlie Townsend in the widely popular TV series Charlie’s Angels, which starred Farrah Fawcett, Cheryl Ladd, and Jaclyn Smith. While working on Charlie’s Angels, Forsythe continued to appear in television movies, including The Feather and Father Gang (1977), With This Ring (1978), and . . . And Justice For All (1979).

Under the recommendation of Spelling, Forsythe landed the part of debonair businessman Blake Carrington in the long-running primetime drama Dynasty (1981-89). Throughout the 1980s, Dynasty--as well as Forsythe's patriarchal character-- became a significant icon with the American public. Forsythe won back-to-back Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Television Series in 1982 and 1983. In 1985, he became a spokesperson for the successful men's cologne line Carrington.

Most recently, Forsythe reprised his role as the enigmatic Charlie in the feature film Charlie's Angels (2000), which starred Drew Barrymore, Lucy Lui, and Cameron Diaz.

Forsythe married actress Julie Warren in 1943. The couple had two daughters before Warren’s death in 1994. In 2002, at age 84, he married businesswoman Nicole Carter in a small, private ceremony.

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1 comment:

Stephanie Stewart Morgan said...

"He was in his 90s! That makes me feel old. RIP Charlie/Blake Carrington"

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