The identity of the actor supplying the voice of Charlie on Charlie's Angels was supposed to be a secret. "Well, it proved as big a secret as Pearl Harbor," John Forsythe once recalled.
Forsythe, the rare star who was recognizable to audiences whether he was seen presiding over Dynasty catfights or unseen doling out assignments on Charlie's Angels, died Thursday of pneumonia amid a yearlong battle with cancer, his family said today. He was 92.
Dynasty foe Joan Collins remembered Forsythe as "one of the last true gentlemen of the acting profession." Daughter Brooke Forsythe said her father "died as he lived his life, with dignity and grace."