Unbelieveable: Another major star of TV history has died.
John Forsythe was 92. What an amazing career - and much of it on stage. Here's the quick obit, and much more to come. Following this, please head to the clips...I'll keep adding to 'em...
Forsythe - forever remembered as Blake Carrington - did so much more. I hope the clip selection below reflects a little of that...
John Forsythe, the actor who made his fortune as TV’s affable “Bachelor Father” and the scheming oil tycoon in
“Dynasty,” has died. He was 92.
Publicist Harlan Boll says Forsythe died late Thursday from
complications of pneumonia, following a yearlong battle with cancer
in Santa Ynez.
Despite his distinguished work in theater and films, Forsythe’s greatest fame arose from his role of Blake Carrington in the 1981-89 primetime soap opera “Dynasty.”
With his full head of silver hair, tanned face and soothing voice, Forsythe as Carrington attracted the ardor of millions of female television viewers.
While he had small roles in a couple of films in the early 1940s, Forsythe’s first successes were mainly on the stage.
Here he is, as Al Pacino's lawyer, in "And Justice for All:"
Here he is in "What Makes Sammy Run:"
Needs no intro..
Oh yes, and this: Don Carleton of the University of Texas has collected the most valuable archive on American TV extant. His interview with Forsythe, part one:
Or this? With Jean Simmons...scroll in two or so minutes...
And with Barbara Bain...
And this famous scene from the third season of "D:"