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.'"

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