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"Dynasty" actor John Forsythe dies at 92

Emma Brown

Actor John Forsythe, 92, who played the ruthless Denver oil tycoon Blake Carrington on the TV soap opera "Dynasty" during the 1980s, died April 1 of complications from pneumonia at his home in Santa Ynez, Calif.


Mr. Forsythe was one of television's most recognizable faces and voices. In addition to starring in "Dynasty" opposite Linda Evans and Joan Collins, he played Hollywood lawyer Bentley Gregg in the series "Bachelor Father" from 1957 to 1962.

Mr. Forsythe was also an unseen star on the detective drama "Charlie's Angels." He provided the baritone voice of millionaire Charles Townsend, who gives instructions via intercom to his three gorgeous "Angels."

He worked on Broadway (including in the title role of "Mister Rogers") and in Hollywood, appearing in films including Alfred Hitchcock's "The Trouble With Harry" (1955) and "In Cold Blood" (1966), an adaptation of Truman Capote's book.

A full obituary will follow. has now been posted.

By Emma Brown  |  April 2, 2010; 2:54 PM ET
Categories:  Actors, actresses , Emma Brown  
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