John Forsythe, best known as Blake Carrington on the 80’s night time soap Dynasty, has died at the age of 92 after a year long battle with cancer. He died at his home in Santa Ynez from complications of pneumonia, publicist Harlan Boll said Friday.
Before he was in Dynasty, Forsythe was on Charlie’s Angels as Charles Townsend. He was the voice on the speaker phone who gave the Angels their mission for the episode.
After that series ended in 1981, Forsythe was cast as Blake Carrington. The A-Team‘s George Peppard was originally cast as Carrington, but Forsythe was selected as a last minute replacement. I think that worked out well for both of them.
Dynasty also starred Linda Evans as Krystle Carrington, Joan Collins as Alexis Colby, as well as Heather Locklear, and Heroes’ Jack Coleman.
I never watched the show, but I do remember the catfight between Krystle and Alexis. The show ended its run in 1989.