Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Forsythes in:
 • Oak Hill Cemetery
 • Ballard
 • Santa Barbara County
 • California
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
John Forsythe
Birth: Jan. 29, 1918
Penns Grove
Salem County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Apr. 1, 2010
Santa Ynez
Santa Barbara County
California, USA

Actor. Born John Lincoln Freund, son of a stockbroker, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at the age of nineteen in 1937 and landed his first job in entertainment serving as an announcer at Ebbets Field for the Brooklyn Dodgers. His first notable acting role was in the Broadway play "Yankee Point" (1942) and while serving with the US Army Air Corps during World War II, he appeared in the stage production of "Winged Victory" (1943 to 1944), also marking his film debut in the picture "Destination Tokyo" (1944). During the 1950s, Forsythe came to prominence with the starring role of Captain Fisby in the Tony Award-winning comedy "The Teahouse of the August Moon" (1953 to 1956), and had a memorable lead part in the Alfred Hitchcock dark comedy "The Trouble with Harry" (1955), before becoming a familiar presence to TV audiences as Bentley Gregg in the series "Bachelor Father" (1957 to 1962). Further memorable film roles followed with "In Cold Blood" (1967), a reunion with Hitchcock for the picture "Topaz" (1969), and additional TV series "The John Forsythe Show" (1965 to 1966) and "To Rome With Love" (1969 to 1971). Perhaps, Forsythe's greatest success began during the mid-1970s, beginning with his part of the unseen Charlie Townsend in the Aaron Spelling series "Charlie's Angels" (1976 to 1981), followed by his performance as the evil Judge Fleming in the film ".....And Justice For All" (1979) and his role of Blake Carrington in "Dynasty" (1981 to 1989), which earned him two Golden Globe Awards and several Emmy Award nominations. He died from pneumonia while battling cancer. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Julie Warren Wagner Forsythe (1919 - 1994)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Ballard
Santa Barbara County
California, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 34.63221, -120.11224
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: JPAT
Record added: Apr 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50566155
John Forsythe
Added by: katzizkidz
 
John Forsythe
Added by: Donald Moore
 
John Forsythe
Added by: Louis Mata
 
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Donna Choate Sigmon
 Added: Aug. 27, 2014

- Frank R. Adamski
 Added: Aug. 15, 2014

-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 11, 2014
There are 968 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.5 after 350 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service