John Forsythe

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John Forsythe

After school Abraham Lincoln High School at age 16, John went to the University of North Carolina (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and in 18 years began to work as a sports commentator at the stadium ‘Ebbets Field’ in Brooklyn. Since childhood fascinated by baseball, John declined to comment on baseball games involving ‘Brooklyn Dodgers’.

Author: Pauline Chelpanova

John Forsythe (John Forsythe, real name – Jacob Lincoln Freund) was born in 1918 in Pence Grove, NJ (Penns Grove, New Jersey), a family of Blanche Materson (Blanche Materson) and Samuel Jeremiah Fryunda ( Samuel Jeremiah Freund), a stockbroker. John grew up in Brooklyn (Brooklyn, New York), where his father during the Great Depression he worked on Wall Street (Wall Street).

After school Abraham Lincoln High School at age 16, John went to the University of North Carolina (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and in 18 years began to work as a sports commentator at the stadium ‘Ebbets Field’ in Brooklyn. Since childhood fascinated by baseball, John declined to comment on baseball games involving ‘Brooklyn Dodgers’.

In 1939, John married actress Parker McCormick (Parker McCormick), in 1943 they had a son Dell (Dall); In the same year the couple divorced.

It is noteworthy that in the same 1943 Forsyth – on the advice of his father – also played his first role in the movie, despite the fact that before he never wanted to be an actor.

So, his first role was a sailor in the military-historical film ‘Destination – Tokyo’ (Destination Tokyo), in the same year he appeared with a tiny role in the ‘Northern Pursuit’.

It was the Second World War, and soon John went to fight, hitting the United States Air Force (US Army Air Forces).

His second wife was the actress Julie Warren (Julie Warren), in the 50s in the family appeared two daughters – Paige and Brooke (Page and Brooke).

In 1947, Forsyth went to acting class, where he studied with the future stars Marlon Brando (Marlon Brando) and Julie Harris (Julie Harris). At that time, he played on the Broadway stage in productions of ‘Mister Roberts’ and ‘The Teahouse of the August Moon’.

In 1955, John got the lead role in the film Alfred Hitchcock (Alfred Hitchcock), the comedy “The Trouble with Harry ‘(The Trouble with Harry).

The year 1956 brought a major role in the melodrama “The daughter of the ambassador ‘(The Ambassador’s Daughter).

Despite the many successful and quite serious roles on the big screen, his main John earned popularity with roles on television. So, this brought him fame in the late 50’s role Bentley Gregg (Bentley Gregg) in the series ‘Bachelor Father’. The popularity of the project turned out to be simply stunning, the show stayed on top of spectator interest to the early 60s.

In 1976, John Forsythe again received a large role in the successful TV – he got the character of the mysterious and unseen millionaire and a private investigator Charles Townsend (Charles Townsend) in the popularity of the project ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (Charlie’s Angels). The series had a great success, far surpassing the previous success of the actor in ‘Bachelor Father’; ‘Charlie’s Angels’ was shown in dozens of countries, and John was one of the highest paid actors of the TV.

At that time, John was able to realize his long-held fascination and racehorses, he also became a member of the board of directors of the racecourse ‘Hollywood Park Racetrack’ and remained in place for more than 25 years.

To sozhealeniyu in the late 70’s the actor’s heart began to fail and he had a chance to move several times bypass surgery, but the operation was a success, and after a short time, Forsythe returned to the show.

Despite the fact that for more acting success could only dream, John Forsythe was lucky again – even without completing the job ‘Charlie’s Angels’, he had landed a role in another deafening successful project – the series ‘Dynasty’ (Dynasty ). John’s character was the head of the family treacherous Blake Carrington (Blake Carrington). This draft is considered the top acting career Forsythe, it was this character brought him zvaenie one of the most successful men in Hollywood. There he made a peculiar record, becoming the only actor of the series, played in all episodes of ‘Dynasty’. In 1989, the show came to an end. For his role, John has received many awards,

including the ‘Golden Globe’.

It is known that his wife Julie Warren died in 1994; difficult decision to disconnect terminally ill wife from the life support system had to take John. They lived together for more than 50 years.

Once this John married and once more, Carter Nicole (Nicole Carter).

Recent work actor became TV movie ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (Charlie’s Angels) 2000 and its sequel “Charlie’s Angels 2: Full ahead’ (Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle) in 2003. Overall, actor filmography consists of nearly one hundred roles. Star names of the actor took his place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

It is known that John was a great connoisseur and collector of paintings and had his own gallery.

John Forsythe died on 1 April 2010, from pneumonia in Santa Ynez, California (Santa Ynez, California). His wife Nicole survived him by only six weeks after it left a son and two daughters.

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