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Dynastys John Forsythe Dies


Actor John Forsythe, perhaps best known for his role on the 1980s prime-time soap Dynasty and as the disembodied voice on the 1970s detective series Charlie's Angels, has died at 92 after a yearlong battle with cancer.

Forsythe's acting career dated back to film roles in the early 1940s, and he was a founding member of New York's famed Actors Studio. Forsythe would become a fixture on Broadway, starring in Mister Roberts and The Teahouse of the August Moon. His TV series debut came in 1957 with Bachelor Father. Among his better-known feature film appearances are 1955's The Trouble With Harry, which paired him with Shirley MacLaine for director Alfred Hitchcock, as well as starring roles in films considered minor camp classics, such as 1964's Kitten With A Whip alongside Ann-Margret and 1966's Madame X supporting Lana Turner.

However, it was his role as silver-haired oil tycoon Blake Carrington in the often outrageous TV drama Dynasty that brought Forsythe his greatest fame, particularly among gay viewers, who reveled each week as Forsythe was caught between glamorous costars Joan Collins and Linda Evans in a triangle of affection and intrigue.

Forsythe is survived by his wife, Nicole, son, Dall; his daughters, Page Courtemanche and Brooke Forsythe; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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