John Forsythe dead at 92


Actor John Forsythe died Thursday of complications from pneumonia. He was 92.

A movie leading man in his early career, Forsythe is best known on television for his nine year run as patriarch of the wealthy Carrington family on the primetime ABC soap opera “Dynasty,” which debuted in 1981.

It was not his only TV credit. An earlier generation would remember Forsythe as the “Bachelor Father” in the 1950s CBS sitcom. He was also the unseen voice of Charlie on ABC’s “Charlie’s Angels,” which aired 1976-1981.

A baseball fan who was raised in Brooklyn, NY, a very early career job for Forsythe, then known as Jacob Lincoln Freund, was as the PA announcer for the Brooklyn Dodgers.