John Forsythe

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  • Birth Name: John Lincoln Freund
  • Birth Place: Penns Grove, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/29/1918, Aquarius
  • Date of Death: 04/01/2010
  • Profession: Actor; producer
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Keck's Exclusives: How Victor Garber Became Charlie's Angels' Charlie

Just three days before its September 22 premiere, ABC's new Charlie's Angels finally settled on an actor to replace Robert Wagner as the voice of detective agency owner Charles Townsend — former Alias star Victor Garber. "They were in a panic. I think my agent was negotiating with someone in the Emmys audience," says Garber, who has the same gentlemanly grace as the late John Forsythe, Charlie on the original series and in two feature films. "This is an out-of-the-blue, out-of-body experience. I'm just happy they settled on me."

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Keck's Exclusives: Dynasty Heads to the Big Screen

Dynasty creators Richard and Esther Shapiro are putting the finishing touches on a film script that would be a prequel to their 1980s oil drama, focusing on the 1960s love story between twentysomething Blake Carrington (John Forsythe) and teen Alexis Morrell (Joan Collins).

"It seems to be the right time, with Sex and the City and some of the other TV shows having jumped to the big screen," says Richard, adding that "everyone has always wanted to know the beginnings of Blake and Alexis, who was in love with him throughout the series."

The film opens with Blake battling his half siblings upon discovering he's a Carrington ...read more

Dynasty's Christopher Cazenove Dies at 64

Christopher Cazenove, best known as Ben Carrington on the 1980s drama Dynasty, has died. He was 64.

Cazenove died Wednesday at London's St. Thomas' Hospital after a battle with septicemia, his agent, Lesley Duff, said in a statement. The British actor contracted septicemia, a massive bacterial ...
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The Trouble With Harry
And Justice For All
Charlie's Angels : Epk
In Cold Blood

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Credits

Year Title Description
2006 Dynasty Reunion TV Show Series, Appearing
2003 Charlie's Angels Movie, Actor - Voice of Charlie
2000 Charlie's Angels Movie, Actor - Voice of Charlie
1998 People's Century TV Show Series, Narrator
1997 Hotel De Love Movie, Actor - Newspaper Man

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Dynasty's John Forsythe Dies at 92

John Forsythe, best known for his roles as the conniving patriarch Blake Carrington on Dynasty and as the voice of mysterious millionaire Charles Townsend on Charlie's Angels, has died. He was 92.

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Forsythe died late on Thursday from complications of pneumonia in his home in Santa Ynez, Calif., his rep told TVGuide.com. Before the pneumonia, Forsythe's health had... read more

Health Bulletins: Roger Ebert, Dynasty Vet

Film critic Roger Ebert told Chicago Sun-Times readers on Thursday that after being "completely out of it" for the two months following surgeries to repair bleeding from a cancerous growth, he is teaching his atrophied muscles to walk again, and expects to be back at work full-time in time to cover the next Academy Awards. Until then, Ebert's first film review since his incapacitation is online today, for Helen Mirren's The Queen.... John Forsythe, diagnosed with colon cancer on Sept. 28, has been treated for the disease and is now recovering at a hospital. "He seems to be in good spirits," reports the Dynasty alum's spokesman. read more

Are you as psyched as I am for...

Are you as psyched as I am for Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar, which airs May 2 on CBS? Just like the Dallas and Knots Landing reunions, this one gathers cast members from Aaron Spelling's nighttime soap to reminisce about their sudsy adventures in the '80s. In search of scoopage, TVGuide.com rang up Gordon Thomson, who played Dynasty devil Adam Carrington, in addition to his daytime gigs on Ryan's Hope, Santa Barbara and Sunset Beach. This cheeky, candid Canadian did not disappoint!

TVGuide.com: How's your TV mother, Joan Collins?
Gordon Thomson:
I've known Joan on and off for 24 years and I've never seen her happier. She's in great form. [Collins' fifth husband] Percy Gibson is the best thing that ever happened to her. It's a great match. They're frisky and lovely together. They're mutually nuts about each other.

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BLAKE'S BACK

CBS (yes, CBS) has announced a May 2 airdate for Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar, in which cast members from ABC's '80s sudser reminisce about the good ol' days. Among those slated to appear are John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Gordon Thomson and Pamela Sue Martin, who will be swapped out halfway through the hour with Emma Samms. For more, check out today's Soaps News. read more

Linda Evans and John Forsythe ...

Question: Linda Evans and John Forsythe were in a nighttime soap with the name Carrington. What was the name of that show?


Answer: I'm happy to answer that, but I demand an explanation — unless you spent the better part of the '80s living in a vacuum or, at least, manning a missile silo, I simply don't see how you could forget the over-the-top Dynasty. A fixture of a time when alluring TV women were rightly defined as those over 20, the series was a classic and the definition of the overused term "guilty pleasure."

A ratings powerhouse in the mid-'80s, Dynasty ran on ABC from January 1981 to May 1989, making Forsythe, Evans (The Big Valley) and costar Joan Collins household names while doling out paychecks to what seemed like half of Hollywood and upping the profiles of actor read more

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