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in a trailer for The Trouble with Harry (1955)
|Born||Jacob Lincoln Freund
January 29, 1918
Penns Grove, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||April 1, 2010
Santa Ynez, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Pneumonia|
|Resting place||Oak Hill Cemetery, Ballard, California|
|Education||Abraham Lincoln High School|
|Alma mater||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Years active||1943 – 2006|
|Spouse||Parker Worthington McCormick
Julie (Wagner) Warren
(m.1943-1994; her death)
(m.2002–2010; his death)
|Children||Page Warren Forsythe
Brooke Warren Forsythe
Dall McCormick Forsythe
|Awards||Golden Globe Award (1984)|
John Forsythe (born Jacob Lincoln Freund; January 29, 1918 – April 1, 2010) was an American stage, television, and movie actor.
Biography[change | edit source]
Early Life and Career[change | edit source]
Forsythe born on January 29, 1918 in Penns Grove, New Jersey to Blanche Materson (née Blohm) and to Samuel Jeremiah Freund. Forsythe was the oldest of three. Forsythe was raised in Brooklyn, New York. He was educated at Abraham Lincoln High School and at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill along with late actors R. G. Armstrong and Andy Griffith.
His career began when he was an announcer for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Forsythe's movie career began in 1943 in the movie Northern Pursuit and since then he had appeared in many movies such as; Destination Tokyo, Escape from Fort Bravo, Madame X, Topaz, Scrooged, and his final movie was the 2003 movie Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle that is the sequel to the movie that is based on the television series Charlie's Angels in which Forsythe starred in.
Notable Television Works[change | edit source]
Forsythe had starred in television series, but his most notable television works is in Dynasty as Blake Carrington and as Charles Townsend in the hit series Charlie's Angels. Forsythe was also in The Powers That Be, and was a Miss Universe host in 1989.
Awards[change | edit source]
Forsythe has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama in 1984 for his role in Dynasty.
Personal Life[change | edit source]
Forsythe was married three times. He married Parker McCormick in 1939. They divorced in 1943. He married Julie Warren in 1943. She died in 1994 when Forsythe decided to turn her off of life support when she had breathing problems.[source?] He married Nicole Carter in 2003. They were married until his death in 2010. Forsythe had a son, two daughters, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Death[change | edit source]
Forsythe died on April 1, 2010 from complications of pneumonia in Santa Ynez, California. He was 92 years old. His widow Nicole Carter died 40 days later. He is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Santa Barbara, California. He is survived by his son, his two daughters, siz grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Filmography[change | edit source]
- Northern Pursuit (1943)
- Destination Tokyo (1943)
- The Captive City (1952)
- It Happens Every Thursday (1953)
- The Glass Web (1953)
- Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)
- American Harvest (1955)
- The Trouble with Harry (1955)
- The Ambassador's Daughter (1956)
- Everything But the Truth (1956)
- Dubrowsky (1959)
- Kitten with a Whip (1964)
- Madame X (1966)
- In Cold Blood (1967)
- Silent Treatment (1968)
- Topaz (1969)
- The Happy Ending (1969)
- Murder Once Removed (1971)
- Goodbye and Amen (1977)
- ...And Justice for All (1979)
- Scrooged (1988)
- Stan and George's New Life (1991)
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas (1999)
- Charlie's Angels (2000)
- Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) (final movie)
References[change | edit source]
- "John Forsythe dead at 92". RBR.comTVBR.com. 2010-04-02. http://www.rbr.com/tv-cable/23032.html?print?print. Retrieved 2010-09-22.
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