On this day: April 1

Posted: 0:55 PM EDT Mar 28, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Apr 01, 2015

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OTD April 1 - John Forsythe
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2010: Actor John Forsythe, best known for his TV roles in the 1950s sitcom "Bachelor Father" and the 1980s soap opera "Dynasty," dies of pneumonia at the age of 92 in Santa Ynez, California. Forsythe, whose birth name was Jacob Lincoln Freund, was also known for voicing the unseen millionaire, Charles Townsend, on the TV crime drama "Charlie's Angels" from 1976 to 1981.


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