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John Lincoln Freund was born on 29th January 1918, in Penns Grove, New Jersey USA, of Russian and Prussian-Jewish (mother) and Polish-Jewish (father) immigrants descent. As John Forsythe, he was a Golden Globe Award-winning actor, producer, drama teacher, as well as a philanthropist, best known for his role as Blake Carrington in the cult series “Dynasty” (1981-1989). Forsythe also played in “Bachelor Father” from 1957 to 1962, “Charlie’s Angels” (1976-1981), and “Scrooged” (1988). His career started in 194 and ended in 2006. He passed away in 2010.

Have you ever wondered how rich John Forsythe was at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Forsythe’s net worth was as high as $5 million, earned largely through his successful acting career.

John Forsythe Net Worth $5 Million

John Forsythe was the eldest of three children of Blanche Materson and Samuel Jeremiah Freund, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he went to Abraham Lincoln High School. Then he studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and before serving in the US Army Air Corps, he started his acting career in Delmer Daves’ Oscar-nominated movie “Destination Tokyo” (1943) starring Cary Grant and John Garfield.

From 1949 to 1955, Forsythe played in ten episodes of “Studio One in Hollywood”, and then in such movies as “The Captive City” (1952) and “Escape from Fort Bravo” (1953) alongside William Holden and Eleanor Parker. In 1955, John starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s Golden Globe Award-winning “The Trouble with Harry” with Shirley MacLaine, while from 1957 to 1962, he played Bentley Gregg in 157 episodes of “Bachelor Father”, which increased his net worth significantly. From 1965 to 1966 Forsythe worked in “The John Forsythe Show”, and then had roles in such movies as “Madame X” (1966), and in Richard Brooks’ Oscar-nominated “In Cold Blood” (1967) with Robert Blake and Scott Wilson. In 1969, John teamed up with Brooks again in his Oscar-nominated film “The Happy Ending” starring Jean Simmons and Shirley Jones, and played Michael Endicott in 48 episodes of “To Rome with Love” (1969-1971). His net worth was rising steadily.

From the early ‘70s, Forsythe mostly worked on television and had roles in such TV movies as George Schaefer’s Golden Globe Award-nominated “Amelia Earhart” (1976) and Jud Taylor’s Primetime Emmy Award-winning “Tail Gunner Joe” (1977) with Peter Boyle. From 1976 to 1981, he played Charles Townsend in 109 episodes of Golden Globe Award-nominated series “Charlie’s Angels”, and then in 1979 John appeared alongside Al Pacino in Norman Jewison’s Oscar-nominated “…and justice for all.” In 1980, Forsythe had a part in Michael O’Herlihy’s Primetime Emmy Award-nominated “A Time for Miracles” starring Kate Mulgrew, while from 1981 to 1989, John played Blake Carrington in 217 episodes of a Golden Globe Award-winning series “Dynasty”, for which he personally received two Golden Globes as well. The show’s international popularity and success helped him to increase his net worth significantly.

Forsythe ended the ‘80s with a role in Richard Donner’s Oscar-nominated “Scrooged” (1988) starring Bill Murray, while from 1992 to 1993, he played Sen. William Franklin Powers in 21 episodes of “The Powers That Be”. John’s later parts were in “Charlie’s Angels” (2000) alongside Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, and Cameron Diaz, and in “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” (2003), for which he received $5 million.

Regarding his personal life, John Forsythe was married to Parker McCormick from 1939 to 1943 and had one child with her. From 1943 John was married to Julie Warren until she died in 1994, and had two children with her, while in 2002, he married Nicole Carter and was with her until his death. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2006, and died from pneumonia on the 1st April 2010, in Santa Ynez, California, USA


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 Charles Townsend (voice)
Charlie's Angels 2000 Charlie (voice)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas 1999 Video Mr. Ryan (voice)
Kings of the Court 1997 Video
Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles 1996 TV Series Pat Doyle
Adventures from the Book of Virtues 1996 TV Series Daedalus
Dream of Flight (70mm) 1994 Short Narrator
The Powers That Be 1992-1993 TV Series Sen. William Franklin Powers
Stan and George's New Life 1992 Father
I Witness Video 1992 TV Series Host (1993-1994)
Dynasty: The Reunion 1991 TV Series Blake Carrington
Spirit of a Champion: The Story of the 1990 Breeders' Cup 1991 TV Movie Narrator
Opposites Attract 1990 TV Movie Rex Roper
Champions in Kentucky: The Story of the 1988 Breeders' Cup 1989 TV Movie Narrator
Dynasty 1981-1989 TV Series Blake Carrington
Scrooged 1988 Lew Hayward
On Fire 1987 TV Movie Joe Leary Sr.
The Colbys 1985-1986 TV Series Blake Carrington
The Love Boat 1983 TV Series Burt Gardner
Mysterious Two 1982 TV Movie He
Sizzle 1981 TV Movie Mike Callahan
Charlie's Angels 1976-1981 TV Series Charles Townsend
A Time for Miracles 1980 TV Movie Postulator
...and justice for all. 1979 Judge Henry T. Fleming
The Users 1978 TV Movie Reade Jamieson
With This Ring 1978 TV Movie General Albert Harris
Goodbye & Amen 1978 The American Ambassador
Cruise Into Terror 1978 TV Movie Reverend Charles Mather
Never Con a Killer 1977 TV Movie E.J. Valerian
The Feather and Father Gang 1977 TV Series E.J. Valerian
Emily, Emily 1977 TV Movie Niles Putnam
Tail Gunner Joe 1977 TV Movie Paul Cunningham
Amelia Earhart 1976 TV Movie G.P. Putnam
Medical Story 1975 TV Series Amos Winkler
The Deadly Tower 1975 TV Movie Lt. Elwood Forbes
Terror on the 40th Floor 1974 TV Movie Daniel 'Dan' Overland
The Healers 1974 TV Movie Dr. Robert Kier
Police Story 1974 TV Series Sam McCullough
Cry Panic 1974 TV Movie David Ryder
Lisa, Bright and Dark 1973 TV Movie William Schilling
The Letters 1973 TV Movie Paul Anderson (The Andersons episode)
Murder Once Removed 1971 TV Movie Dr. Ron Wellesley
To Rome with Love 1969-1971 TV Series Michael Endicott
The Happy Ending 1969 Fred Wilson
Topaz 1969 'Michael Nordstrom' in opening credits / as Michael Nordstrom in closing credits
Marooned 1969 Olympus / President (uncredited)
Shadow on the Land 1968 TV Movie Gen. Wendell Bruce
In Cold Blood 1967 Alvin Dewey
A Bell for Adano 1967 TV Movie Maj. Victor Joppola
The Red Skelton Hour 1967 TV Series Millionaire's Son
Run for Your Life 1967 TV Series Spencer Holt
Insight 1963-1966 TV Series Ray
The John Forsythe Show 1965-1966 TV Series Major John Foster
Madame X 1966 Clay Anderson
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1965 TV Series Charlie
Kraft Suspense Theatre 1964 TV Series Maj. William 'Bill' Livingston / Jerry Wilson / John Williams
Kitten with a Whip 1964 David
See How They Run 1964 TV Movie Martin Young
Kraft Mystery Theater 1963 TV Series
The Dick Powell Theatre 1963 TV Series Peter Kent
Alcoa Premiere 1963 TV Series Andy Ballard
Teahouse of the August Moon 1962 TV Movie Captain Fisby
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1962 TV Series Michael Barnes
Bachelor Father 1957-1962 TV Series Bentley Gregg
Sunday Showcase 1959 TV Series Al Manheim
Lux Playhouse 1959 TV Series Colonel Bill Adams
Dubrowsky 1959 Wladia
Schlitz Playhouse 1951-1958 TV Series Dr. John Carter / Peter Bronson
Climax! 1955-1958 TV Series Frank Colby / Tommy Jordan / Graham Johnson / ...
General Electric Theater 1957 TV Series Bentley Gregg
Zane Grey Theater 1957 TV Series CSA Lt. David Marr
Everything But the Truth 1956 Ernie Miller
Goodyear Playhouse 1956 TV Series Lt. John Stahlman
The Ambassador's Daughter 1956 Sgt. Danny Sullivan
Star Stage 1956 TV Series
Playwrights '56 1956 TV Series Joe Neville
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955 TV Series Kim Stanger
The Trouble with Harry 1955 Sam Marlowe
Studio One in Hollywood 1949-1955 TV Series Pete Maynard / Capt. Sam MacKenzie / Marv Payne / ...
The Elgin Hour 1955 TV Series George Conway
The United States Steel Hour 1954 TV Series Prof. Gilbert Jardine
Escape from Fort Bravo 1953 Capt. John Marsh
The Glass Web 1953 Don Newell
It Happens Every Thursday 1953 Bob MacAvoy
Danger 1951-1952 TV Series
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 1952 TV Series
Suspense 1951-1952 TV Series Wiltshire / David
Curtain Call 1952 TV Series
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse 1952 TV Series
The Captive City 1952 Jim Austin
Lights Out 1951-1952 TV Series Bill Holloway / Waldo Bryan / Al March
Cosmopolitan Theatre 1951 TV Series
Starlight Theatre 1951 TV Series
Robert Montgomery Presents 1951 TV Series Dr. Frederick Steele
The Ford Theatre Hour 1951 TV Series Peter Flint
Arson, Inc. 1949 Race Track Aannouncer (voice, uncredited)
NBC Presents 1949 TV Series
Actor's Studio 1948 TV Series
Kraft Theatre 1948 TV Series
Stage Door 1948 TV Movie Keith Burgess
Destination Tokyo 1943 Sparks
Northern Pursuit 1943 Corporal (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bachelor Father 1958-1960 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1960 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Trouble with Harry 1955 performer: "Flaggin' the Train to Tuscaloosa"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monty Roberts: A Real Horse Whisperer 1998 Video documentary producer
On Fire 1987 TV Movie executive producer
General Electric Theater 1962 TV Series producer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Intimate Portrait 1998 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar 2006 TV Movie Himself / Blake Carrington
E! True Hollywood Story 2001-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
The Trouble with Harry Isn't Over 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Biography 1997-2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Intimate Portrait 1996-2000 TV Series documentary Himself / Narrator
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Charlie's Angels - Uncovered 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hollywood Squares 1999 TV Series Himself
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
Monty Roberts: A Real Horse Whisperer 1998 Video documentary On Camera Host
All-Star Party for Aaron Spelling 1998 TV Special Himself
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
People's Century: 1900-1999 1995 TV Series documentary Narrator (US version) (voice)
Bob Hope's Birthday Memories 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
Universal Studios Florida: Experience the Magic of Movies 1994 Video documentary Host
John & Leeza from Hollywood 1993 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope: The First 90 Years 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Celebrations 1992 TV Movie documentary Narrator
In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Howard Stern Show 1992 TV Series Himself
The 6th Annual American Comedy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Co- Presenter: Tribute To Aaron Spelling
Live with Kelly and Michael 1991 TV Series Himself
70th Annual Miss America Pageant 1990 TV Special Himself - Judge
Bob Hope Lampoons Show Business 1990 TV Special Himself
6th Annual Soap Opera Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope's Birthday Spectacular in Paris 1989 TV Special Himself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1989 TV Series Himself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Himself
A Conversation with Dinah 1989 TV Series Himself (1989)
D.C. Follies 1988 TV Series Himself
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series / Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series & Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC 1988 TV Special Himself
America's Tribute to Bob Hope 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbara Stanwyck 1987 TV Special documentary Himself
The 1987 Annual Salute to Hollywood Benefit 1987 TV Movie Himself
The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Favourite All Around Female Entertainer and Accepting Award for Favourite Television Night Time Dramatic Series
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series Drama
Tears of Joy, Tears of Sorrow 1986 TV Movie Himself-Host
Josh, the Logan Legend 1986 Documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder 1986 TV Special documentary Himself
The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Dramatic Program
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Drama Series
George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special 1986 TV Special Himself - Host
The 11th Annual People's Choice Awards 1985 TV Special Himself - Host and Accepting Award for Favourite Television Dramatic Program
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan 1985 TV Special Himself
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1985 TV Special Himself
The ABC All-Star Spectacular 1985 TV Movie Himself - Actor
exclusiv 1985 TV Series documentary Himself
Night of 100 Stars II 1985 TV Movie Himself
Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The Love Boat 1984 TV Series Himself
Today 1984 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 10th Annual People's Choice Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite TV Dramatic Program
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Joan Collins 1984 TV Special Himself
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Host & Winner: Best Actor in a TV-Series Drama
Bob Hope's Merry Christmas Show 1983 TV Movie Himself
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series & Co-Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business 1983 TV Movie Himself - Host
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1983 TV Special Himself
Dom DeLuise and Friends 1983 TV Series Himself
George Burns and Other Sex Symbols 1982 TV Special John Forsythe (uncredited)
The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1982 TV Special Himself - Host / Nominee
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards 1982 TV Special Himself - Host and Presenter: Favourite Motion Picture
Night of 100 Stars 1982 TV Special Himself
The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1982 TV Special documentary Nominee
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1981 TV Special Himself - Performer
The Mike Douglas Show 1971-1979 TV Series Himself - Actor
The Muppets Go Hollywood 1979 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration 1978 TV Special Himself
Circus of the Stars 1977 TV Special documentary Himself - Ringmaster
Match Game 73 1975 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The Hollywood Squares 1968-1974 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Beat the Clock 1973 TV Series Himself
Stand Up and Cheer 1971-1972 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1965-1971 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The World of Survival 1971 TV Series documentary Narrator (1971-77) (voice)
The Tim Conway Comedy Hour 1970 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Movie Game 1970 TV Series Himself
You're Putting Me On 1969 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1969 TV Series Himself
The American Sportsman 1969 TV Series Himself
Silent Treatment 1968 Documentary Himself
The Match Game 1966-1968 TV Series Himself - Team Captain
The Dick Cavett Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The 21st Annual Tony Awards 1967 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Play
ABC Stage 67 1967 TV Series Himself
Password All-Stars 1966 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
The Bell Telephone Hour 1966 TV Series Himself - Host
The Celebrity Game 1965 TV Series Himself
Stump the Stars 1963 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Himself
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1960 TV Series Himself - Actor / Singer
About Faces 1960 TV Series Himself
The Lux Show 1958 TV Series Himself
The Jack Benny Program 1957 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1953-1955 TV Series Himself
The Name's the Same 1955 TV Series Himself
American Harvest (Revised Edition) 1955 Documentary short Narrator (voice, uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bob Hope's Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars 1984 Documentary Himself
The Dick Cavett Show 1972 TV Series Senator William Franklin Powers from TV Series POWERS THAT BE
Frontier Justice 1958 TV Series Lt. David Marr
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Blake Carrington
Beatles Stories 2011 Documentary Himself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Memorial Tribute
Strictly Courtroom 2008 TV Movie documentary Judge Henry T. Fleming (uncredited)
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Blake Carrington
James Dean: Forever Young 2005 Documentary Himself
When Shoulderpads Ruled the World 2002 TV Special Blake Carrington
Welcome to Angel World 2000 Video documentary short Charlie (uncredited)
Derrick contre Superman 1992 TV Short Blake Carrington (as John Forsyte)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Heard-But-Not-Seen Character Charlie's Angels (1976)
2003 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite "Heard but Not Seen" Character Charlie's Angels (1976)
1984 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Dynasty (1981)
1984 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Male Star of the Year
1984 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Actor in a Prime Time Soap Opera Dynasty (1981)
1984 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Actor in a Mature Role in a Prime Time Soap Opera Dynasty (1981)
1983 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Dynasty (1981)
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 8 February 1960. At 6549 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Heard But Not Seen Character Charlie's Angels (1976)
2004 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite "Heard but Not Seen" Character Charlie's Angels (1976)
1988 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Favorite Super Couple: Prime Time Dynasty (1981) · Linda Evans
1987 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Dynasty (1981)
1986 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Dynasty (1981)
1986 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male TV Performer
1986 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role on a Prime Time Serial Dynasty (1981)
1986 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Favorite Super Couple on a Prime Time Serial Dynasty (1981) · Linda Evans
1985 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Dynasty (1981)
1984 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Dynasty (1981)
1984 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male TV Performer
1983 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Dynasty (1981)
1982 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Dynasty (1981)
1982 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Dynasty (1981)
1953 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Actor

TitleSalary
Dynasty (1981) $50,000 per episode (season 5)
Charlie's Angels (1976) $40,000 (per episode)

#Fact
1 He was most widely known to be a social butterfly.
2 Knew Linda Evans when she was only 18.
3 On Dynasty (1981), his character was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in real-life, he was born near Philadelphia, in a New Jersey borough of Penns Grove.
4 His first wife, Parker McCormick, died in 1980, at age 62.
5 Longtime friends of: Barbara Stanwyck, Dick Van Patten, Richard Anderson, Jane Wyatt and Vito Scotti.
6 At least nine actors named him as their favorite actor: Billy Dee Williams, Richard Hatch, Rock Hudson, John Saxon, Pat Crowley, Carole Cook, Barbara Stanwyck, Charlton Heston and Kerry Armstrong, all nine worked with him on Dynasty (1981).
7 He was an avid fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
8 He was a movie buff.
9 Had a knee replacement (2000).
10 Was a very popular student at Abraham Lincoln High School. He was occasionally at the top of his class.
11 When he was younger, he favorite president was Warren Harding.
12 Met Cloris Leachman on an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), where the two became lifelong friends, for 55 years, from 1955 until Forsythe's own death in 2010.
13 His first stage role was in New York.
14 When he was younger, he was interested in sports.
15 In 1962, Forsythe was one of the actors to have ruled the ranks of other sitcom male lead stars, such as Andy Griffith, Danny Thomas, Alan Young, Robert Young, Fred MacMurray, Buddy Ebsen and Ernest Borgnine.
16 Marla Gibbs's daughter, Angela Elayne Gibbs, was going to work with him.
17 When John was young, he wanted to become a sportswriter.
18 It was Ronald Reagan's (who used to be married to Jane Wyman) idea for Noreen Corcoran, to play Forsythe's niece on Bachelor Father (1957). Forsythe liked her, and she got the role.
19 Long lives ran in his family.
20 He was involved in the writing of the scripts of Dynasty (1981).
21 As a Board of Director of the Hollywood Race Track, he was also responsible for washing cars.
22 When Forsythe wanted to become an actor, he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan, New York, where the school had acting classes, free of charge.
23 Moved from New York City, New York to Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, in 1957.
24 His character on Bachelor Father (1957), was based on two well-known Beverly Hills bachelors at the time. Forsythe combined their names and used it for his own in the program.
25 John's father, Samuel Jeremiah Freund, was born in New York, to Polish Jewish immigrants. John's mother, Mary Materson (Blohm), was born in Pennsylvania, to David Hyat Blohm, a Russian Jewish immigrant, and to Mary S. Materson, who was born in Maryland, to Jewish immigrants from Prussia.
26 His second wife, Julie Warren, was born in Detroit, Michigan.
27 Attended Elizabeth Taylor's 60th birthday on February 27, 1992.
28 Began his television series Dynasty (1981) at age 63.
29 Acting ran in his family.
30 He was a devoted environmentalist.
31 Had played tennis with Steve Kanaly.
32 His first wife, Parker McCormick, and his second wife, Julie Warren, were both actresses.
33 Had appeared on the front cover of TV Guide six times.
34 Acting mentor and friends with Noreen Corcoran, Heather Locklear and Linda Evans.
35 Created the character of Blake Carrington on Dynasty (1981). Occasionally written as an underhanded J.R. Ewing-esque cad, but Forsythe saw his character as a good guy, and would occasionally encouraged the writers that he was playing the lead, not the villain.
36 Forsythe's lines for an entire episode of Charlie's Angels (1976) would be recorded in a sound studio in a matter of minutes, after which he would have lunch in the network's commissary and then head for the track.
37 Moved from Penn's Grove, New Jersey to Brooklyn, New York City in 1929 with his family, when young John was only 11, prior to the Great Depression.
38 Had played Cloris Leachman's son in The Powers That Be (1992), in real-life, Forsythe was 8 years Leachman's senior.
39 After being diagnosed with colorectal cancer, he underwent surgery. His surgery was so successful that he was discharged from the hospital, whose cancer was considered to be in remission [2006].
40 Following his death, he was interred at Oak Hill Cemetary in Santa Barbara, California.
41 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6549 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
42 After he provided his voice in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), he retired from acting at age 85.
43 Immediately following the death of his second wife, Julie Warren, in 1994, ex-Dynasty (1981) co-star, Linda Evans lived in Forsythe's guest house for a couple of days.
44 He and Aaron Spelling were close friends from 1976.
45 Was also friends with Jane Wyman. Coincidentally, Forsythe starred on Dynasty (1981), before Wyman starred on Falcon Crest (1981), in the same year.
46 Had met future Dynasty (1981) co-star, Linda Evans, and her family, when she was only 15 years old. At the time, she guest-starred alongside Forsythe on an episode of Bachelor Father (1957).
47 Was raised in the same city as Leona Helmsley, who in turn attended the same high school as Forsythe.
48 John Forsythe was deceased on April 1, 2010. His third wife, Nicole Carter, died on May 11, 2010, just five weeks after he died.
49 His ex-Charlie's Angels (1976) co-star, Cheryl Ladd, was also his next-door neighbor and longtime friend.
50 He died only six days before his Dynasty (1981) co-star Christopher Cazenove.
51 Attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, but left after three years to be an announcer for the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York.
52 He was an original member of the Actors Studio in New York City.
53 Based his Dynasty (1981) character Blake Carrington on MCA Chairman Lew Wasserman.
54 Survived by six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
55 Had starred in the original 1953 hit Broadway production of "The Teahouse of the August Moon".
56 Had appeared in a stage production of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons", directed by Elia Kazan.
57 Had played baseball in both high school and college. He dropped out of college in his junior year and took parts on radio soap operas.
58 Spokesman/sponsor of the World Wildlife Fund, supported the American Cancer Society and the United Nations Association.
59 Although his greatest success came on television and his film credits are comparatively skimpy, he nonetheless appeared in two films each by major directors: Alfred Hitchcock in The Trouble with Harry (1955) and Topaz (1969) and Richard Brooks in In Cold Blood (1967) and The Happy Ending (1969).
60 He loved sports, since he was a child. As a child, he was a baseball fanatic.
61 When he starred in Bachelor Father (1957), he moved his family from New York to California.
62 Was a celebrity spokesperson for Michelob Beer in the late 1970s.
63 Buck Jones and Ken Maynard were said to be his idols.
64 His father worked as a ditch digger in a cemetery during the Great Depression.
65 As a little boy, he was a huge fan of the radio series "Amos and Andy", and would listen to the show avidly.
66 Became an actor against the wishes of his father. Did not become an actor until he was 30.
67 His father worked with the Dupont Company and was a New York City stockbroker. His mother was a housewife.
68 As an acting teacher, he taught up-and-coming actors Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Julie Harris and Patricia Neal at the same school. He even taught his future Dynasty (1981) co-star Joan Collins acting when she was just a teenager.
69 Attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a part-scholarship, where he majored in English Literature. His minor was history.
70 Had successfully underwent quadruple bypass surgery, after developing heart problems [1979].
71 His daughters, Page Forsythe and Brooke Forsythe, were both huge fans of The Beatles and Blood Sweat & Tears.
72 Before he was a successful actor, he once worked as a waiter in the same restaurant with Kirk Douglas.
73 Is a national officer of the American Cancer Society since the early 1970s.
74 Turned down the lead role on Trapper John, M.D. (1979), which went to Pernell Roberts.
75 His two siblings smoked a lot, which eventually led to the cancer that took over their lives.
76 After starring in the movie The Trouble with Harry (1955), he went through a lot of trouble finding starring roles in high-budget box office films, hence, he worked in television.
77 His third wife, Nicole Carter, is 22 years his junior.
78 Met third wife, Nicole Carter, at the Breeders' Cup races.
79 Sold his costly stable of thoroughbreds in 2004.
80 Though he was not part of the Charlie's Angels (1976) cast, he was the only actor to have a voice role in every episode of the series.
81 Was the only actor to appear in all 220 episodes of Dynasty (1981).
82 Is the oldest of three children of Samuel Jeremiah and Blanche Materson Freund.
83 Before he was a successful actor, he worked as a baseball announcer and a drama teacher.
84 His Dynasty (1981), co-star, Linda Evans, would also guest-star alongside him on the same episode of The Love Boat (1977), in 1983.
85 Long before Joan Collins would co-star opposite him on Dynasty (1981), she was one of his drama students. They met in the 1940s.
86 Had 12 hobbies: traveling, flying, golfing, collects art, thoroughbred racing, playing tennis, riding horses, playing baseball, swimming, dining out, spending time with family and gardening.
87 Was very good friends with: Jane Wyman, Barbara Stanwyck, Gavin MacLeod, Angie Dickinson, Shirley MacLaine, Charlton Heston, Sammee Tong, Jane Wyatt, David Lowell Rich, Peter Mark Richman, Joan Collins, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Cary Grant, Richard Brooks, J. Michael Riva, Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway, Cheryl Ladd, Kate Jackson, Abby Dalton, Ruta Lee, Cloris Leachman, Dick Van Patten, Aaron Spelling, Drew Barrymore, Beverly Garland, Brian Keith, Alfred Hitchcock, Vito Scotti, Robert Conrad, Mickey Rooney and Richard Anderson.
88 Began his contract career as a bit player for Warner Bros. in 1943.
89 At age 11, he and his family moved to Brooklyn, New York City.
90 Underwent quadruple bypass surgery. His operation was so successful that he was able to return to Charlie's Angels (1976) in 1979.
91 Remained friends with Linda Evans during and after Dynasty (1981).
92 Has not smoked since 1982, when he quit following his doctor's advice as he was at strong risk of developing emphysema.
93 Served on the Board of Directors of Hollywood Race Track, from 1972, and was still part of the committee.
94 Met second wife, Julie Warren, who was a theater companion and a successful actress.
95 (August 15, 1994) Second wife of 51 years, Julie Warren, died in hospital, after he made the difficult decision to turn off her life-support machine, several weeks after she went into a coma.
96 Left his movie career for service in World War II. He worked to recover injured soldiers who had developed speech problems. His military service finished before the war ended.
97 Originally met Kate Jackson at a race track. She would later star in Charlie's Angels (1976).
98 Best remembered by the public for his starring role as Blake Carrington on Dynasty (1981).
99 As a teenager, Linda Evans guest-starred in Bachelor Father: A Crush on Bentley (1960) as a girl who develops a crush on his character. Some twenty years later, Linda Evans co-starred with Forsythe on the television series Dynasty (1981) as his wife.
100 Father of daughters Page Forsythe and Brooke Forsythe with Julie Warren. He also has a son named Dall Forsythe with Parker McCormick.
101 (October 11, 2006) Diagnosed with colon cancer.
102 Was not the first choice for the role of Blake Carrington on Dynasty (1981). George Peppard was initially cast as Carrington. However, he quit one week into filming the series premiere due to creative differences with the writers. Forsythe auditioned for and was subsequently cast in the role.
103 (October 31, 1974) Had appeared in the episode titled "The Golden Blood of the Sun" for "The CBS Radio Mystery Theater".
104 Signed a $5,000,000 contract deal with the director of Charlie's Angels (2000) and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) to voice the famous voice of Charlie Townsend.
105 Attended and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, New York City, New York in 1934.

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1 [In 1987, about his television movie On Fire (1987)] Like a lot of writers, some actors have hidden away in desks and things ideas and pieces of ideas and this is kind of a labor of love for me that I have had tucked away for a long time. My father died two years after he had to retire -- mandatory retirement -- in his early 60s, and it was a terrible blow obviously to him and also to the family. He was a vital, top-of-his-form man. He was an executive on Wall Street. But because of some ridiculous regulations, he had to go. As a result, our family began to disintegrate along with him. It was a bad time in our lives.
2 [in 1987, about the relationship between fathers and sons] I think it was mandatory then for fathers, particularly with sons; they never embraced, I never saw my father cry until the end of his life, they never threw their arms around you and said they loved you. It was supposed to be tacit: you knew they loved you. My father and I had a better relationship toward the end of his life, not unlike my son in On Fire (1987), who feels close to his dad. As his father goes down, he gets more and more involved with his father.
3 [In 1977] I've played a lot of reporters and have learned that a kind of intellectualism goes with being a newsman.
4 I'm from the east and tend to be conservative. So I don't believe an actor has to get himself up to look like the "Son of the Sheik", nor does a young man need to dress like a beat-up beatnik to show his independence.
5 [on champagne] Once you drink one glass, you went another.
6 [In 1984] I've had a good time but if I had been willing to starve so that I could play Hamlet, I might have been a better actor than I am today.
7 [on Dynasty (1981)'s Moldavia storyline] Moldavia -- we're still living that down. That was one of our less ineffective storylines.
8 [In 1981] I figure there are a few actors like Marlon Brando, George C. Scott and Laurence Olivier, who have been touched by the hand of God. I'm in the next bunch.
9 Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift and all those were in torn T-shirts, and I had my button-down collars. They called me the Brooks Bros. bohemian.
10 I'm a vastly usable, not wildly talented actor.
11 [on his popularity while playing the 60-something Blake Carrington on Dynasty (1981)] It's rather amusing at my advanced age to become a sex symbol.
12 [In 1994] I remember one Friday night I called to tell Julie [wife Julie Warren] I would be home late, I was shooting a scene with Joan Collins that we finished around one in the morning. When I finally got home, I was exhausted, but Julie was waiting up for me. "It was quite a night", I told her, and hopped into bed. The next morning, I looked in the mirror and saw there was lipstick on my mouth. And on my shirt. Joan Collins used a lot of lipstick, a tremendous amount of lipstick. At breakfast, I asked Julie, "Didn't you notice anything funny last night?" "Funny? In what way?" she asked slyly. "Just a little lipstick on your collar." "You want to know how I got it? Joan Collins.".
13 [About being cast on Dynasty (1981)] My Carrington is much more human than he had been conceived by the authors and by the producer, at the beginning.
14 [When he was asked by Aaron Spelling to voice Charlie Townsend in Charlie's Angels (1976)] So, in my pajamas with my raincoat on, I went down to the bowels of 20th Century-Fox, ooh, nothing but a microphone and two people standing, one being Aaron, the other being the writer. So from 12:30 P.M. or 12:45 P.M. until about 3:00 P.M., we did it!
15 [When asked if he ever spanked his real-life children] Well, I never hit my kids. That's a bully thing to do. My own father believed in "spare the rod and spoil the child". Consequently, I feared him and we had a cold and distant relationship until he was quite old. My mother was just the other way. But I do remember, when I was 11 years old, my father said something that stayed with me: "I don't worry about you, John. You will always take care of yourself, you'll be all right.".
16 I have been a very lucky fella, because I never considered myself a Marlon Brando or a Laurence Olivier. I always said life consists of love and work. I tried to balance it 50-50. And, of course, now I'm so happy I did.
17 [In 1984, about his deciding to become an actor] I was 22 years old at the time and had done some announcing for the Dodgers, but no real acting. Yet it interested me. I said to my father, "Acting really is very appealing, you know." There was a long silence, which seemed endless, though it was probably only ten minutes or less; and then he looked at me and said, "I'm worried about your sister. And I've worried about your brother, but until now, I never worried about you. I've always thought that whatever happened, you would wind up okay.".
18 [In 2009, on the passing of Charlie's Angels (1976) co-star Farrah Fawcett] Though I did not know her well, Farrah left an indelible mark on me and the public during her one-year reign on Charlie's Angels. She put up a gallant fight against her unforgiving disease and I send my deepest sympathy and prayers to her family and friends.
19 [In 1970 about being the more mature man he was trying to be] I was a loose-jointed young man about many things, I had no sense of responsibility. I wasn't a very serious fellow. Now I have a better sense of proportion about work and hard discipline.
20 [In 1981 about being himself as an actor] When I was down in Atlanta, about 3 or 4 weeks ago, a little lady walked up to me and she circled me, 3 to 4 times, and she looked at me and she said, "Didn't you used to be John Forsythe?". And I freely confessed you used to be. But that meant, too, that not enough people really began to know me as an actor; they never know me as a voice and thought I'd do something about it.
21 [on his long-running marriage to second wife Julie Warren] And it turned out to be a marriage that lasted 50-some-odd years. Not bad!
22 [His father's reaction when John told him he wanted to be an actor] His idea of an actor was John Barrymore. He could never understand why I wanted to act. "You're a good boy, a fine boy", he told me. "But I don't see anything about you that could make an actor. No flamboyance.".
23 I like to be what I am, a reasonably simple happy kind of fellow.
24 I am an amiable fellow with no mind of my own.

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1 Silver hair.
2 Rich mellifluous voice with Brooklyn accent.
3 Often played handsomely father-figure roles
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