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We can Not close this 2018 without remembering possibly the most important centenary of this year for the acting arts , TV and cinematographic
sciences in America, the birth of a Star with a lot of charisma: Mr John Forsythe.
He was born with a very different name than the one made him famous as Jacob Lincoln Freund on January 29, 1918 to have one of the most successful
careers ever as stage, film/television actor, producer, narrator, drama teacher and philanthropist, for about 6 decades in TV drama series but also in
movies, and also appearing as a guest on several talk and variety shows and as a panelist on numerous game shows.
Coming from Polish, Russian and Prussian Jewish ancestry He was raised in Brooklyn, New York, where his father worked as a Wall Street businessman
during the Great Depression of the 1930s. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn at the age of 16, and began attending the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1936 at the age of 18, he took a job as the public address announcer for Brooklyn Dodgers games at
Ebbets Field, confirming a childhood love of baseball. He was a lifelong active Democrat
His 60-year acting career began in films in 1943:
- He signed up with Warner Bros. at age 25 as a minor contract player.
- He later starred in films like The Captive City (1952).
- He co-starred opposite Loretta Young in It Happens Every Thursday (1953),
- Edmund Gwenn and Shirley MacLaine in The Trouble With Harry (1955),
- Olivia De Havilland in The Ambassador's Daughter (1956).
He also enjoyed a successful television career,
- He starring in three television series, spanning four decades and three genres:
- as the single playboy father Bentley Gregg in the sitcom Bachelor Father (1957–62),
- as the unseen millionaire Charles Townsend in the crime drama Charlie's Angels (1976–81),
- a role he would reprise in the film adaptations, and as patriarch Blake Carrington in Dynasty (1981–89).
- He hosted World of Survival (1971–77).
Forsythe was nominated for Emmy Awards three times between 1982 and 1984 for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" but did not win. He was also
nominated six times for Golden Globe Awards, winning twice. He was nominated five times for the Soap Opera Digest Awards, also winning twice.
Forsythe died on April 1, 2010, from pneumonia in Santa Ynez, California, aged 92. He was interred at Oak Hill Cemetery, Ballard, Santa Barbara
He was a character Actor with a very magnetic look that gave a lot of life, vitality, an energy to each one of the different complex characters he
portrayed in the screen.
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Have a nice weekend!
The Angel of Lightness
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