R.I.P. John Forsythe

2 Apr

After working more than 60 years in television and film, actor John Forsythe has died.  He was 92 when he succumbed to a battle with cancer.

He was best known for his iconic performances as Blake Carrington on TV’s Dynasty and the never seen, but always heard, Charlie on Charlie’s Angels.  Forsythe even reprised his role as Charlie in the movie remakes in the early 2000’s.  He had a lengthy career and spent much of that time working for Über-producer Aaron Spelling

Forsythe’s Dynasty co-stars, Joan Collins and Heather Locklear, both made statements today regarding their memories of the veteran actor.  Collins said, “He was one of the last of the true gentlemen of the acting profession.”  In addition, Locklear spoke of him saying he was “a gifted actor who knew the true meaning of being gracious and kind.”

John Forsythe is survived by his wife and three children.


One Response to “R.I.P. John Forsythe”

  1. urdead2me April 3, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    RIP – John Forsythe, 92, played a single playboy father in the 50’s; the owner of an all-girl spy ring in the 70’s, and ran a dynasty in the 80’s. But back when he was a teen he was the voice of the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbet’s Field! http://urdead2me.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/rip-john-forsythe/

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