John Forsythe, best known as oil tycoon Blake Carrington on the ’80s prime time soap Dynasty, has died at the age of 92. Forsythe’s TV career dates back to the 1940s, and baby boomers will remember his first regular series role as the single dad on the series Bachelor Father (1957-62). Forsythe’s other major TV claim-to-fame is providing the voice to the unseen “Charlie” in the ’70s hit Charlie’s Angels.
John Forsythe was interviewed by the Archive of American Television on July 24, 2000; his interview is currently available online.
John Forsythe was interviewed for two-and-a-half hours in Los Olivos, CA. During his interview, Mr. Forsythe spoke of his extensive live television work and his series role as Bentley Gregg on Bachelor Father. He then chronicled his work on two other series, The John Forsythe Show and To Rome with Love, as well as numerous made-for-television movie roles. He also spoke about his voice-only role as “Charlie” on Charlie’s Angels and his role as Blake Carrington, the patriarch of the popular long-running series, Dynasty, opposite actresses Linda Evans and Joan Collins. The interview was conducted by Don Carleton.