John Forsythe of film and TV fame dies at 92

(AP) - John Forsythe, the actor who made his fortune as TV's affable "Bachelor Father" and the scheming oil tycoon in "Dynasty," has died. He was 92.

Publicist Harlan Boll says Forsythe died late Thursday fromcomplications of pneumonia, following a yearlong battle with cancerin Santa Ynez.

Despite his distinguished work in theater and films, Forsythe'sgreatest fame arose from his role of Blake Carrington in the1981-89 primetime soap opera "Dynasty."

With his full head of silver hair, tanned face and soothingvoice, Forsythe as Carrington attracted the ardor of millions offemale television viewers.

While he had small roles in a couple of films in the early1940s, Forsythe's first successes were mainly on the stage.

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