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Blessed with a distinctive baritone voice that would become imprinted on pop culture, John Forsythe was born Jan. 29, 1918, in Penns Grove, N.J. After graduating from college at age 18, Forsythe -- a baseball fanatic -- landed a gig as the Dodgers announcer at Ebbets Field.

In the early 1940s, Forsythe made his way to Hollywood, where Warner Bros. inked him as a bit player. He soon began building his résumé on television and hit pay dirt in 1957 as the star of the sitcom "Bachelor Father." But it was his role as the voice of Charlie Townsend in the iconic series "Charlie's Angels" (1976-81) and his Golden Globe-winning turn as oilman Blake Carrington in "Dynasty" (1981-89) that made Forsythe a household name to generations of fans.

Though his film work was sporadic, Forsythe's notable efforts include In Cold Blood (1967), And Justice for All (1979) and Scrooged (1988). He died April 1, 2010.

John Forsythe in In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood

1967 R

Based on Truman Capote's nonfiction novel of the same name and filmed in the house where the real-life incident occurred, this chilling tale follows two drifters (Robert Blake and Scott Wilson) who allegedly murder a rich Kansas family and flee to Mexico. Nominated for four Oscars, this disturbing black-and-white movie paints a compassionate portrait of the Clutter family ... and their killers. John Forsythe also stars.

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