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John Forsythe ACTOR

John Forsythe was born on January 29th, 1918 in Penn's Grove, New Jersey with the birth name John Lincoln Freund.  His father was a Wall Street businessman and he wanted his son to follow in his footsteps, however, John chose to embark on a career in acting.  After graduating from Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, New York in 1934 he attended the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill on a partial scholarship and studied English literature.   

He dropped out of high school his junior year and began looking for work.  He first found work as a drama teacher and baseball announcer, before getting his real break into the industry.  He began with working on a number of New Jersey radio soaps and also gained some years as a stage actor appearing on Broadway, before he was given the chance to sign a film contract with Warner Brothers Studios. 

As he began to work in the film industry, he was forced to take a brief break during World War II and joined the United States Army Air Corps.  Upon completing his military service, John returned to pursuing acting as a career and also became responsible for founding the Actors Studio.

Some of his early film roles included, "Northern Pursuit" (1943) starring Errol Flynn, "Destination Tokyo" (1943) starring Cary Grant, John Garfield, Alan Hale and Dane Clark, "The Captive City" (1952), "The Glass Web" (1953), "The Trouble With Harry" (1955) starring Edmund Gwenn and Shirley MacLaine, "Topaz" (1969), "In Cold Blood" (1967) and "The Happy Ending" (1969). 

In addition to film he became more well known for his work as a television actor.  Some of his more popular show appearances include, "Bachelor Father" (1957), "Dynasty" (1981-1989) co-starring Joan Collins, Linda Evans, Diahann Carroll, Heather Locklear and Emma Sands among many other great stars and of course only the voice of Charlie in "Charlie's Angels" (1976). 

Forsythe appeared on many other television series as well throughout his career in the industry such as, "Kraft Theatre", "The Elgin Hour", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Run for Your Life", "Medical Story", "To Rome, With Love" and "Police Story". 

In addition to his acting he was also involved with the American Cancer Society and the United Nations Association.

John Forsythe married three times throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was Parker McCormick in 1939 and they had one child together before the marriage came to an end in 1943.  He then married, Julie Warren in 1943 and they had two children together before she passed away in 1994.  His third wife was Nicole carter whom he wed in 2002 and they stayed married until John passed away from pneumonia complications on April 1st, 2010 in Santa Ynez, California.  His remains are interred at Oak Hill Cemetery in Santa Barbara, California.   


2003   Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 

2000   Charlie's Angels 
1999   We Wish You a Merry Christmas

1997   Kings of the Court 

1996   Adventures from the Book of Virtues
1996   Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles

1994   Gargoyles

1992   I Witness Video
1992-1993  The Powers That Be

1992   Stan and George's New Life

1991   Dynasty: The Reunion
1991   Spirit of a Champion: The Story of the 1990 Breeders' Cup

1990   Opposites Attract
1989   Champions in Kentucky: The Story of the 1988 Breeders' Cup

1981-1989  Dynasty
1988   Scrooged

1987   On Fire

1985-1986  The Colbys
1983   The Love Boat

1982   Mysterious Two

1981   Sizzle
1976-1981  Charlie's Angels

1980   A Time for Miracles

1980   Goodbye e amen
1979   ...And Justice for All

1978   The Users 

1978   With This Ring
1978   Cruise Into Terror

1977   Never Con a Killer

1977   The Feather and Father Gang
1977   Emily, Emily

1977   Tail Gunner Joe

1976   Amelia Earhart
1975   Medical Story

1975   The Deadly Tower 

1974   Terror on the 40th Floor
1974   The Healers

1974   Police Story

1974   Cry Panic
1973   Lisa, Bright and Dark

1973   The Letters

1971   Murder Once Removed
1969-1971  To Rome with Love 

1970   The Tim Conway Comedy Hour 

1969   The Happy Ending 
1969   Topaz

1968   Shadow on the Land

1967   In Cold Blood 
1967   A Bell for Adano 

1967   The Red Skelton Hour

1967   Run for Your Life 
1963-1966  Insight

1965-1966  The John Forsythe Show

1966   Madame X
1965   Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

1964   Kraft Suspense Theatre

1964   Kitten with a Whip

1964   See How They Run

1963   Kraft Mystery Theater
1963   The Dick Powell Theatre

1963   Alcoa Premiere

1962   The Teahouse of the August Moon
1962   The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

1957-1962  Bachelor Father

1959   Sunday Showcase 
1959   Lux Playhouse

1959   Dubrowsky

1951-1958  Schlitz Playhouse
1955-1958  Climax!

1957   G.E. True Theater

1957   Zane Grey Theater
1956   Everything But the Truth 

1956   Goodyear Playhouse 

1956   The Ambassador's Daughter
1956   Star Stage

1956   Playwrights '56 

1955   Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955   The Trouble with Harry 

1948-1955  Studio One in Hollywood

1955   The Elgin Hour
1954   The United States Steel Hour

1953   Escape from Fort Bravo

1953   The Glass Web
1953   It Happens Every Thursday

1951-1952  Danger 

1952   The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
1951-1952  Suspense

1952   Curtain Call

1952   Pulitzer Prize Playhouse 
1952   The Captive City 

1951-1952  Lights Out 

1951   Cosmopolitan Theatre 
1951   Starlight Theatre 

1951   Robert Montgomery Presents

1951   The Ford Theatre Hour
1949   NBC Presents

1948   Actor's Studio

1948   Kraft Theatre
1943   Destination Tokyo

1943   Northern Pursuit

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