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...
Dont laugh, but in the summer of 1981, I lived for three things: the birth of MTV, the Royal wedding and the identity of the bitch in the big hat who stormed Blakes murder trial at the end of Dynastys first season.As you can probably tell, I wasnt a normal kid. Didnt even climb a tree until I had to outrun the cops in high school. Dont ask, dont tell, OK?Anyway, for the kiddies among us, MTV used to show things called music videos and had veejays with gigantic hair. Now, not so much. Chuck and Di? Please, if I never hear Candle in the Wind again, Elton John would still owe me. And the hat ho? Lets just thank the TV gods that some people have stood the test of time. Even if this one did make me wait until November for the new season to begin.Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan, I love you.And not in the being her for Halloween way. More like, I love you for being the first character to show me how t...
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.
TVGuide.com: I love h
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.
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