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April 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

John Forsythe, who played Blake Carrington on Dynasty from 1981-89 and was the voice of the leader of Charlie’s Angels from 1976-81, died Thursday in Santa Ynez, near Los Angeles, losing a year-long a battle with cancer. He was 92. During his stint on Dynasty, he received four Golden Globe nominations, winning twice. In its obituary Britain’s Guardian newspaper recalled how Forsythe got the Charlie’s Angels gig: “Forsythe was offered the Charlie role in a panicky late-night phone call from producer Aaron Spelling after the original choice, Gig Young, showed up too drunk to read his lines. ‘I didn’t even take my pajamas off — I just put on my topcoat and drove over to Fox. When it was finished, Aaron said, “That’s perfect.” And I went home and went back to bed.'”