Actor John Forsythe of TV classics Dynasty and Charlie’s Angels has died at the age of 92, his publicist Harlan Boll reports.
Forsythe died in Santa Ynez of complications of pneumonia, and had been battling colorectal cancer for a year. Although Forsythe had a long career on the stage and in films, he was best known for his role as Blake Carrington on the hugely popular 80s nighttime soap Dynasty. Forsythe’s website describes the actor’s early career and service in World War II:
His early career was interrupted by World War II. During the war, he made his Broadway bow in 1942. He entered the Army Air Corps appearing in the Air Corps Show WINGED VICTORY. That same year, he was brought to Hollywood by Warner Bros, where he was immediately cast in the wartime dramas DESTINATION TOKYO (1943), his first significant film role, and ACTION IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC (1943).
Funeral and memorial service plans have not been announced.