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Henderson Forsythe (1917–2006)

Misouri-born (Macon) Henderson Forsythe was a respected stage actor on Broadway, and was also known for his 30-year run as "Dr. David Stewart" on the iconic soap opera As the World Turns (1956). He won a Tony Award in 1979 for his work in "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" and later played the role again in London's West End. He didn't appear ... See full bio »

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Silkwood Quincy Bissell
As the World Turns
As the World Turns David Stewart / Dr. David Stewart
Interiors Judge Bartel
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Chances Are Ben Bradlee


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 1991-1999 Law & Order (TV Series)
Hamilton Stewart / Lucius Carpenter
- Blood Money (1999) ... Hamilton Stewart
- God Bless the Child (1991) ... Lucius Carpenter
 1998 Species II
Pentagon Personnel
 1995 Zoya (TV Movie)
Arnold Evan
 1993 Crossroads (TV Series)
- Survival (1993) ... Truman
 1992 Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (TV Movie)
Senator Bruckmeyer
 1991 I'll Fly Away (TV Series)
- Amazing Grace (1991)
 1991 Carolina Skeletons (TV Movie)
Judge Brickstone
 1991 The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez
Senior Member
 1991 In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas (TV Movie)
Doc Martin
 1991 Separate But Equal (TV Mini-Series)
Justice Robert Jackson
 1983 Silkwood
Quincy Bissell
 1983 Sessions (TV Movie)
 1983 Freedom to Speak (TV Mini-Series)
Sam Ervin / Lyndon B. Johnson / John Marshall
 1981 Crisis at Central High (TV Movie)
Glenn Huckaby
 1981 Word of Honor (TV Movie)
 1979 Night-Flowers
John Flynn
 1978 Interiors
Judge Bartel
 1978 The Greek Tycoon
 1974 Dead of Night
Doc Allman
 1973 The Corner Bar (TV Series)
- To Your Good Health (1973) ... Engelman
 1964 Mr. Broadway (TV Series)
- Between the Rats and the Finks (1964) ... Grayson
 1961-1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Dr. Morton / John Andrews
- A Taste for Vengeance (1963) ... Dr. Morton
- The Riot (1961) ... John Andrews
 1954-1963 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Calvin Broderick / Dr. Bill Ward / Man at Humble & Rockford's / ...
- Night Run to the West (1963) ... Calvin Broderick
- Second Chance (1958) ... Dr. Bill Ward
- A Matter of Pride (1957) ... Man at Humble & Rockford's
- Welcome Home (1954) ... Charles Austin
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Dr. Hennickson
- Hold for Gloria Christmas (1962) ... Dr. Hennickson
 1961 True Story (TV Series)
Mr. Ramsey
- Episode dated 9 September 1961 (1961) ... Mr. Ramsey
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Dons Father
- All Summer Long (1961) ... Dons Father
 1961 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
- The Night of the Storm (1961) ... Terrence
 1960 The Witness (TV Series)
Gov. Charles S. Whitman
- Charles Becker (1960) ... Gov. Charles S. Whitman
 1960 Our American Heritage (TV Series)
 1959-1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
General Buckner / Mr. Clegg
- Our American Heritage: Shadow of a Soldier (1960) ... General Buckner
- The Indestructible Mr. Gore (1959) ... Mr. Clegg
 1958 From These Roots (TV Series)
Jim Benson (1958-1960)
 1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Fifty Grand (1958)
 1957 Hotel Cosmopolitan (TV Series)
House Detective (1957)
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Dr. Barnes / Mr. Minton / Police Sergeant / ...
- The Human Barrier (1957) ... Dr. Barnes
- The Mother Bit (1957) ... Mr. Minton
- The Furlough (1957) ... Police Sergeant
- The Playwright and the Stars (1957) ... Riley
 1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Victor Donlan
- A Double Life (1957) ... Victor Donlan
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Martin Sprode (1958)
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