Actor John Forsythe has passed away yesterday April 1st from pneumonia after a long battle with cancer. He was 92 years old. Forsythe began his career in the early 1940s working as a bit player for Warner Bros. before military service in World War II. After the war he joined the prestigious Actors Studio, which led to a number of Broadway roles and parts in films such as Escape From Fort Bravo (1953) and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Trouble With Harry (1955).
Forsythe would go on to star in a number of features including In Cold Blood (1967), Topaz (1969), and Scrooged (1988), although he was best known for his work on the small screen. He took the lead in the sitcom Bachelor Father (1957-1962) and provided the voice of millionaire Charles Townsend in Charlie’s Angels (1976-1981), a role he reprised for McG’s big-screen adaptations in 2000 and 2003. Forsythe would also gain acclaim as ruthless oil tycoon Blake Carrington in the classic American soap Dynasty (1981-1989), which seen him nominated in six consecutive years for Best Actor at the Golden Globes, winning twice in 1983 and 1984.