From 1957 to 1062 he played the lead in "Bachelor Father."
From the Screen Actors Guild:
An actor who began his six-decade career on stage and appeared in numerous films, Forsythe became best known for his television work as the affable Bachelor Father (1957-62) and scheming oil tycoon Blake Carrington on Dynasty (1981-89). Forsythe also lent his voice to the unseen character of Charlie Townsend on Charlie’s Angels in both the television series (1976-81) and two feature films.
Publicist Harlan Boll said Forsythe died late on Thursday in Santa Ynez, California from complications of pneumonia, following a year-long battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife, Nicole, his son and daughter-in-law, Dall and Ana Marie Forsythe, his two grown daughters, Page Courtemanche and Brooke Forsythe, as well as six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family says there will be no public service for Forsythe, and they request those wishing to honor his memory make donations to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.
A classic actor with a classic all media career, John Forsythe starred in three hit television series in a six decade long career. Best known as Blake Carrington on “Dallas,” Forsythe also was the voice of Charlie on the “Charlie’s Angels” series and subsequent films. All that came after a five year run on “Bachelor Father.”
Forsythe started on the stage, then picked up some background roles, built his resume in bit parts – almost all of them on television – and worked the Hollywood circuit for years before catching a big break, surprisingly, back on Broadway, in “Teahouse of the August Moon.”
Forsythe had been battling colon cancer, and succumbed to pneumonia at his home in Santa Ynez. He was 92.