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August 14, 1988 | BOB SIPCHEN and DAVID JOHNSTON, Times Staff Writers
When English teacher Roger Hinkins appeared, chalk to blackboard, in the 1970 Rosemead High School yearbook, nothing in his pleasant demeanor suggested that a peculiar occurrence had radically changed his life.
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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."
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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.
NEWS
June 30, 1991
Instead of being catty as they have been in recent interviews, Joan Collins and John Forsythe should be grateful for "Dynasty's" (ABC) last season. Not only was the writing exciting again, but they had a real actress to work with in Stephanie Beacham. Or maybe that's what makes them unhappy since they pale by comparison. Randy Bloomquist, Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
'Dynasty' Under Way: "Dynasty: The Miniseries," a two-part four-hour saga, began filming Wednesday in Los Angeles and Northern California with much of the original cast signed on: John Forsythe as rich, powerful Blake Carrington, Linda Evans as his loving wife, Krystle, and Joan Collins as his just plain nasty former wife, Alexis. ABC is booking the show for Oct. 20 and 22, against CBS' coverage of the World Series.
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December 27, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The New Male?: Manwatchers Inc. released its annual list of Most Watchable Men for 1990, with the president of the Hollywood-based organization noting that "we have a new concept of men in the '90s." Spokeswoman Suzy Mallery said: "The men who made this year's list were selected particularly for enhancing our lives not only by performance and appearance but who sometimes use their celebrity status to influence events in the country."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 1991
"Dynasty" was "merchandised to death," according to its co-star John Forsythe, who said that he and Linda Evans only "made a dribble of money" on the perfumes Forever Krystle and Carrington and other promotional tie-ins. "The last three years, 'Dynasty' was appalling," Forsythe says in a Sunday issue of Parade. "The show should have been nurtured and cherished and loved. But no one was watching the store."
SPORTS
June 3, 1990 | JIM MURRAY
"Luck," the late, great Branch Rickey used to say, "is the residue of design." No one was ever quite sure what he--or it--meant. But a career, it is well known, is a residue of luck. And success occurs only when--and if--talent meets opportunity. The world of sports is a seductress on a grand scale. No one has yet figured out what would have happened had Ronald Reagan elected to stay in the broadcast booth, doing Chicago Cubs' games. Would he today be Harry Caray? Would the Cold War still be on?
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."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 1991 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When last we left them, Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan was tumbling over a balcony railing to possible death below. Blake Carrington's life was in jeopardy after an exchange of gunfire with a policeman. And Krystle Carrington was off snoozing in a coma somewhere in Switzerland. Those were just some of the cliffhangers in the 1989 season finale of "Dynasty," the long-running soap opera for admirers of the rich and famous.
NEWS
June 30, 1991
Instead of being catty as they have been in recent interviews, Joan Collins and John Forsythe should be grateful for "Dynasty's" (ABC) last season. Not only was the writing exciting again, but they had a real actress to work with in Stephanie Beacham. Or maybe that's what makes them unhappy since they pale by comparison. Randy Bloomquist, Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
'Dynasty' Under Way: "Dynasty: The Miniseries," a two-part four-hour saga, began filming Wednesday in Los Angeles and Northern California with much of the original cast signed on: John Forsythe as rich, powerful Blake Carrington, Linda Evans as his loving wife, Krystle, and Joan Collins as his just plain nasty former wife, Alexis. ABC is booking the show for Oct. 20 and 22, against CBS' coverage of the World Series.
SPORTS
February 4, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The $8-million proxy battle for control of Hollywood Park ended Sunday when Marje Everett, a fixture at the track since 1972, resigned from the board and her opponent, R.D. Hubbard, was elected chairman, president and chief executive officer.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 1991
"Dynasty" was "merchandised to death," according to its co-star John Forsythe, who said that he and Linda Evans only "made a dribble of money" on the perfumes Forever Krystle and Carrington and other promotional tie-ins. "The last three years, 'Dynasty' was appalling," Forsythe says in a Sunday issue of Parade. "The show should have been nurtured and cherished and loved. But no one was watching the store."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The New Male?: Manwatchers Inc. released its annual list of Most Watchable Men for 1990, with the president of the Hollywood-based organization noting that "we have a new concept of men in the '90s." Spokeswoman Suzy Mallery said: "The men who made this year's list were selected particularly for enhancing our lives not only by performance and appearance but who sometimes use their celebrity status to influence events in the country."
NEWS
June 1, 1986 | Lois Romano, The Washington Post
Not long ago, actor John Forsythe was waiting in a lounge at the Atlanta airport when he thought he heard his name being hollered from across the room. "Blake! Blake Carrington!" a rather stylish woman in her 40s called out. Forsythe looked around and shrugged. "Why, yes," he said. "I--I guess that's me." "Blake!" the woman screeched. "What's the matter with you anyway? You treat Krystle so poorly. Why were you so mean to her last night? You are! You are! You are desperately nasty to her!"
NEWS
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.
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."
SPORTS
December 17, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actor John Forsythe and businessman Harry Ornest, who are on opposite sides in the attempt to oust Marje Everett as chief executive officer of Hollywood Park, got into a scuffle in the directors' room of the Turf Club during racing Sunday. While Forsythe and Ornest wrestled, Everett and one of Ornest's sons got involved. There were reports that Harry Ornest had Forsythe in a headlock at one point and that Everett, 68, took a swing at one of the combatants.
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