Charlie's an Angel Now: John Forsythe Dies at 92

The TV and movie star, who survived quadruple bypass surgery in 1979 and colorectal cancer in 2006, has died of pneumonia. He was 92

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John Forsythe on the set of Dynasty.

He was the genial bachelor father, the unseen boss of Charlie's Angels, the put-upon plutocrat of Dynasty. John Forsythe's gift as an actor was that he never made it seem like acting — just like being the good-looking, confident, reassuring exemplar of something like American royalty. Just like being John Forsythe.

The TV and movie star, who survived quadruple bypass surgery in 1979 and colorectal cancer in 2006, finally died Thursday, in Santa Ynez, Calif., of pneumonia. He was 92.

It's said that a movie actor should have the musk of danger, and a...

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