John Forsythe, whose decades-long TV career stretched from the late 1940s through the early ’90s, has died.
The 92-year-old Forsythe died late Thursday (April 1) of complications from pneumonia in Santa Ynez, Calif., TMZ reports. He had been battling cancer for the past year.
Forsythe was a budding stage actor when he enlisted in the Army during World War II. He acted in the Army Air Corps’ stage show “Winged Victory” and had bit parts in a couple of war films in the early 1940s. Following his discharge from the Army, he was a member of the initial class at the Actors Studio. He appeared in a number of anthology shows in the ’50s (and starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “The Trouble with Harry”) before landing a breakout role in the sitcom “Bachelor Father,” which ran for five seasons starting in 1957.