Dynasty Patriarch John Forsythe Dies At Age 92. Legendary actor John Forsythe, who was best known to television audiences as “Dynasty” Patriarch Blake Carrington and the voice of Charlie on “Charlie’s Angels” died on Thursday after a long battle with cancer. He was 92. The television, stage, and film actor began his career in 1943, but first shot to fame playing the single playboy father Bentley Gregg in the 1950s sitcom “Bachelor Father.” His roles on “Dynasty” and “Charlie’s Angels” helped make him a household name through many decades and generations of fans. According to E! Online, Joan Collins says of her “Dynasty” co-star, “He was one of the last true gentlemen of the acting profession.” His daughter Brooke Forsythe said her father, “died as he lived his life, with dignity and grace.” Forsythe also found big screen success in “Destination Tokyo,” “Kitten With a Whip,” “Madame X,” and “In Cold Blood.” His last film was 1988’s “Scrooged” opposite Bill Murray and had also lent his voice for the “Charlie’s Angels” remakes in 2000 and 2003.
Friends, Colleagues React to Death of John Forsythe
Following the death of Hollywood veteran John Forsythe on Thursday at the age of 92, those who worked with the actor over the years reacted to the sad news.
“I’m mourning with the rest of the world for the talented, gorgeous, funny, intelligent John Forsythe but my heart is broken for the loss of my dear, dear friend and neighbor. I will miss him terribly. My husband and I send our warmest and deepest regards to his family and our cherished friend, his wife Nicole.” – Forsythe’s former “Charlie’s Angels” co-star Cheryl Ladd
“John was a gentleman in every sense of the word. He was a gifted actor who knew the true meaning of being gracious and kind. He will be missed.” – Heather Locklear, who co-starred with Forsythe on “Dynasty”
“I made an effort never to see him when he came in to [record] his voiceover, but I left messages for him. And he would leave me a note saying, ‘Hi Sabrina, it’s Charlie. You’ll never catch me!’” – Former “Charlie’s Angels” star Kate Jackson in a statement to People
“He was one of the last of the true gentlemen of the acting profession. I enjoyed our nine years of feuding, fussing and fighting as the Carringtons.” – Forsythe’s former “Dynasty” co-star Joan Collins
“We were so happy when he agreed to be the voice of Charlie, and he always laughed about having to take a back seat to Farrah’s hair.” – Candy Spellling, whose late husband Aaron, produced Forsythe’s “Charlie’s Angels”
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Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson’s on-again, off-again relationship appears to be on again. The hot-and-cold couple was all smiles this morning as they were spotted enjoying each other’s company at the Hard Rock Hotel. The former husband and wife hit the town after Lee and the rest of Mötley Crüe performed at The Joint. Instead of laying low or attempting to avoid the spotlight, however, the attention-loving couple made their presence known at Body English. Surprised fans cheered as the couple literally took center stage amidst an onslaught of flashing cameras. Lee, 46, and Anderson, 42, have a long history of giving their relationship another go. “We’ve only given it a try 800 times – 801, here we go,” Continue reading →
The dancer-turned-actress Jennifer Morrison made her film debut in the movie “Intersection.” She has also starred in “Urban legends Final Cut” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” but she currently has a role on the Fox drama “House.” The actress was born August 19, 1979, in Chicago and has dated co-star Jesses Spencer. An actress who first earned her critical laurels (and reeled in a substantial television fanbase) as Dr. Alison Cameron on the blockbuster medical drama House (2004), Jennifer Morrison grew up well outside the realm of Hollywood, in a middle-class family in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois. As a preteen and teenager, Morrison entered showbusiness via modeling, appearing in innumerable print campaigns and gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kids at one point; after wrapping up high school, she attended Loyola University as a theater major (reportedly graduating in only three years) and subsequently trained with the legendary Steppenwolf theatrical ensemble, onetime home to such stars as John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, and Glenne Headly. From there, Hollywood fame was merely a short leap away; by the time of her Loyola graduation, Morrison had already officially debuted onscreen, with a small part as the daughter of Richard Gere and Sharon Stone in the psychological drama Intersection (1994) and a more significant role as a missing girl who psychically haunts Kevin Bacon in the supernatural thriller Stir of Echoes (1999). Morrison signed for her first lead with a role that many felt unworthy of her talents and intelligence: that of Amy Mayfield, a young film student who gets in way over her head amid a thesis project on urban legends, in John Ottman’s slasher outing Urban Legends: The Final Cut (2000). Subsequent projects included Michael Davis’s teen-oriented romantic comedy 100 Women (2002), Casey La Scala’s teen comedy Grind (2003), and — as something of a nadir — the critically despised holiday gross-out fest Surviving Christmas (2004), in which she played Ben Affleck’s snotty girlfriend. As indicated, House represented Morrison’s breakthrough and the role that finally brought her public attention. The long-running Fox drama told of Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), a diagnostician with an astounding degree of medical knowledge and an absolute dearth of social skills. As Dr. Cameron (an immunologist with a not-so-secret crush on the physician), Morrison brought a much-needed dose of warmth and vulnerability to the series. Morrison subsequently made headlines in 2007, when she was tapped to appear as Winona Kirk, James T. Kirk’s mother, in J.J. Abrams’s much-anticipated 11th installment of the Star Trek series.
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