Born Jacob Lincoln Freund, Forsythe was a stage, television and
film actor. He starred in three TV series, spanning four decades
and three genres. He was Bentley Gregg in the sitcom Bachelor
Father (1959-1962), as the unseen millionaire Charles Townsend
in Charlie’s Angels (1976-1981), and as Blake Carrington on the
prime time soap drama Dynasty (1981-1989). John Forsythe also
hosted World of Survival (1971-1977).