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March 8, 1992 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Acting was a happy accident for John Forsythe. "If anybody would have told me I was going to be an actor, I would have laughed at them," said the youthful 74-year-old star of "The Powers That Be." The new satirical series from executive producer Norman Lear ("All in the Family," "Maude") airs Saturdays on NBC. Sports was Forsythe's passion during college. He dropped out during his junior year to become a public-address announcer for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
It's been a quarter-century since the last Frederick Forsyth novel was turned into a film--"The Fourth Protocol" all the way back in 1987. But momentum is building to turn his latest book, "The Kill List," into a movie. Lem Dobbs, the veteran screenwriter behind internationally minded thrillers such as "The Limey," has been hired to write the script for the new film, according to two people close to the production who asked not to be identified because the project is still coming together.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 2002 | Lewis Segal
On Tuesday, 52-year-old expatriate American choreographer William Forsythe receives the $50,000 Wexner Prize at Ohio State University in Columbus. Awarded annually for the past nine years to a major contemporary artist, the prize honors Forsythe at exactly the moment he has resigned as artistic director of the Frankfurt Ballet in search of what he calls "a more independent organizational path."
NATIONAL
December 13, 2012 | By Andrew Khouri and Kim Murphy
Steven Forsyth, who died at the hands of a masked gunman in an Oregon mall, was an "amazing man, very caring, very loving," a friend said, while his family remembered his sense of humor and zest for life.    Forsyth, 45, who was married with two children, coached youth sports in West Linn, Ore. He also operated a kiosk in the Clackamas Town Center in suburban Portland, where he sold wooden coasters. That's where he encountered Jacob Tyler Roberts, 22, who was armed with an assault rifle, authorities said.
NEWS
October 12, 1991
Roger Forsythe, 36, head fashion designer for the Perry Ellis menswear company. Born in Missouri and raised in Texas, Forsythe was educated at the University of Houston and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Asked to join the Ellis group in 1988 as vice president and men's design director, he was credited with turning around company profits, which had sagged since Ellis' death in 1986.
SPORTS
December 18, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harry Ornest said Monday that actor John Forsythe initiated a scuffle Sunday when the two directors of Hollywood Park grabbed each other before dozens of shocked guests in the directors' room of the track's Turf Club. "There were bad words, but they started with John," Ornest said. "The old matinee idol used language that he wouldn't be able to use on television."
NEWS
January 30, 1987 | Associated Press
Civil rights activists will return to Forsyth County, the site of civil rights marches the last two weekends, to attend church Sunday, a spokesman said today. The Rev. Hosea Williams, a march leader, said he does not know how many people will travel the 40 miles from Atlanta to the white community of Cumming or which churches they will attend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1997 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
Marilyn Bruce Hastings will complete her City Council term as mayor, succeeding popular three-time Mayor Gwen Forsythe. Councilman George Brown will be mayor pro tem for the coming year. The title of mayor is largely ceremonial and is generally rotated among council members from year to year. However, because Forsythe, 42, has personally mediated negotiations on several controversial development projects in this self-described "slow-growth" coastal city, she has been more visible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1990
Gwen Forsythe and Marilyn Bruce Hastings were sworn in as City Council members this week. They will replace outgoing Mayor Victor S. Grgas and Councilwoman Joyce Risner, who are prevented by the city charter from running for a third consecutive term. Forsythe will represent District 3, and Hastings will represent District 1. Councilwoman Edna Wilson of District 2 was elected to serve as mayor by the new council. Frank Laszlo, the District 4 representative, was elected mayor pro tem.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1992 | MALAIKA BROWN
The gavel changed hands Tuesday when Councilwoman Gwen Forsythe was unanimously selected as the city's new mayor. Forsythe, who is in the third year of her first four-year term on the council, took Frank Laszlo's place as head of the five-member council. Marilyn Bruce Hastings was selected mayor pro tem. Forsythe said the most pressing issue for Seal Beach during her term as mayor will be the budget.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2010 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
When Marine Staff Sgt. Amy Forsythe was showing reporters around wartorn Afghanistan in 2002, she realized there was a story behind the headlines — a story to be told through images of the joyous yet needy children, and the suspicious, closed-off adults. It was a feeling that continued when Forsythe, a combat correspondent, deployed to Iraq in 2006 and 2008. Now three dozen of Forsythe's photographs are on display at the public library here through the end of July.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2010 | By Claudia Luther
John Forsythe, the suave actor with the silvery hair and mellifluous voice who was familiar to millions for his roles on the popular television series "Bachelor Father," "Charlie's Angels" and "Dynasty," died Thursday. He was 92. Forsythe, who had heart bypass surgery in 1979 and was hospitalized for colon cancer in 2006, died at his home in the Santa Barbara County town of Santa Ynez from complications of pneumonia, publicist Harlan Boll said. Skilled at both comedy and drama, the actor began his long career on Broadway, where he stepped in for Henry Fonda in "Mister Roberts" and later originated the lead role in the hit comedy "Teahouse of the August Moon."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2006 | Sue Leeman, Associated Press
Recent news that terrorists were planning to explode up to 10 trans-Atlantic jets has found an eerie echo in Frederick Forsyth's taut new thriller, "The Afghan," which details an Al Qaeda plot to bomb a meeting of world leaders aboard an ocean liner as it leaves New York. "I have had my publishers on the phone, saying, 'Well done, you,' " says the author as he sits at the typewriter in his impressive wood-lined study. "But I planned this all two years ago."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2004 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
Reforming classical ballet to reflect a heightened sense of how young people actually move in the contemporary world: That's one legacy of American choreographer William Forsythe's 20 years as the artistic director of the Frankfurt Ballet. It's not a matter of becoming temporarily grungy for novelty or crossover appeal; it's a complete transformation of the art from within.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2004 | Jeffrey Fleishman, Times Staff Writer
A stripped stage, sparse light and dancers creating metaphor and beauty with unbridled movement define the work of choreographer William Forsythe, who reveres classical ballet even as he deconstructs it with mesmerizing defiance. Forsythe's celebrated Frankfurt Ballet will present four of his works at the Orange Country Performing Arts Center on Friday and Saturday.
BOOKS
December 21, 2003 | Eugen Weber, Eugen Weber is a contributing writer to Book Review.
Frederick FORSYTH'S latest adventure roams from the killing fields of Vietnam to Bosnia, from Langley to Arabian emirates and the corrupt Caribbean south. His message is outlandish: that acts have consequences, intended and unintended. Attorney Cal Dexter was once a much decorated Navy SEAL and has kept in good training. When a predator lures away his beloved daughter, plunges her into prostitution, then batters her to death, he pursues and liquidates the vermin.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 1991 | LEWIS SEGAL
American expatriate William Forsythe is arguably both the most controversial choreographer in international ballet and the most unexpectedly influential. His Frankfurt Ballet seldom tours this country, but imitations of his radical classicism and stagecraft turn up everywhere from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre to Los Angeles Chamber Ballet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1996
Gwen Forsythe was recently chosen by her colleagues on the Seal Beach City Council to serve as mayor, her third one-year term in the position since her election to the council in 1990. She took office that year as part of a slow-growth majority that reversed the previous council's approval of Mola Development Corp.'s plans for the 329-home Hellman Ranch development. She recently helped negotiate a 66-home development for the property.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 2002 | Lewis Segal
On Tuesday, 52-year-old expatriate American choreographer William Forsythe receives the $50,000 Wexner Prize at Ohio State University in Columbus. Awarded annually for the past nine years to a major contemporary artist, the prize honors Forsythe at exactly the moment he has resigned as artistic director of the Frankfurt Ballet in search of what he calls "a more independent organizational path."
BOOKS
January 27, 2002 | EUGEN WEBER
Mysteries, thank God, flourish in overtilled fields, along with weeds and furze and compost puffs that encourage more to grow. The lusher the gore and menace, the more appetizing the fare; and Val McDermid serves plenty of both in a spicy sauce of suspense and apprehension. In "Killing the Shadows," serial slaughterers and copycat killers are on the loose in England, Scotland, Ireland and Spain.
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