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John Forsythe (1918-2010) was an actor who has starred in film and television since the 1950s, but is perhaps best remembered as the voice of the Charlie on the TV show Charlie's Angels and the recent movie series. He made a brief appearance in the 1979 special The Muppets Go Hollywood.
Forsythe began his movie career in bit parts, alternating with stage appearances, gradually moving up to second and third-billed leads, notably as artist Sam Marlowe in Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble with Harry. He reunited with the director in The Alfred Hitchcock Hour episode "I Saw the Whole Thing" and the film Topaz. Other film credits include Destination Tokyo, In Cold Blood, and Scrooged (as Bill Murray's Marley-esque boss).
On television, Forsythe starred on the 1960s sitcoms Bachelor Father and The John Forsythe Show. In addition to Charlie's Angels, later TV work was highlighted by his portrayal of patriarch Blake Carrington on the soap opera Dynasty and its spin-off The Colbys.