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Charlie’s Angels’ John Forsythe Dies

7 April 2010 9:57 AM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

John Forsythe was a leading actor on stage, screen and television from the late 1940s, but was never seen in one of his best known roles.  He lent his distinctive voice to the role of Charles Townsend, who sent an array of lovely agents on various cases by speaker phone in the Charlie’s Angels television series from 1976 to 1981.  The Angels originally included Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, and Jaclyn Smith, and were later joined by Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack, and Tanya Roberts.  He reprised his role for feature film adaptations twenty years later, Charlie’s Angels (2000) and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003), starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu as a new generation of beautiful detectives.  Forsythe became a silver-haired sex symbol in his sixties, when he starred as ruthless oil tycoon Blake Carrington in the ABC prime-time soap opera Dynasty from 1981 to 1989.  He frequently found himself at the »

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