John Forsythe, known for his scheming on Dynasty and leading Charlie’s Angel, died after a long battle with cancer at the age of 92.
“He died as he lived his life, with dignity and grace,” daughter Brooke Forsythe said.
The suave actor made the words, “Hello Angels,” famous as the mysterious voice of Charlie on Charlie’s Angels from 1976 to 1981, and later starred on Dynasty the primetime soap where as Blake Carrington he clashed in high society style with Joan Collins.
But despite his debonair roles, the actor was quite humble.
“I figure there are a few actors
like Marlon Brando, George C. Scott and Laurence Olivier who have been
touched by the hand of God. I’m in the next bunch,” he said once.
Forsythe evidenced little of the ego drive that motivates many actors.
He viewed himself with a self-effacing humor, considering himself “a
vastly usable, not wildly talented actor.”
He jokingly quipped again that to Hollywood he was “a vastly usable, not wildly talented actor.”