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John Forsythe


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Birth Name: John Forsythe
Born: 01/29/1918
Birth Place: Penns Grove, New Jersey, USA
Death Place: Santa Ynez, California, USA
Died: 04/01/2010

He was born John Lincoln Freund in Penns Grove, NJ, on Jan. 29, 1918, the first of three children of Blanche and Jeremiah Freund who would spend their early years as a family in the Garden State. His father, a "straight-laced, stiff [and] autocratic" man, Forsythe later said, worked for the chemical giant DuPont, but eventually netted a job as a Wall Street broker and moved the family to Brooklyn, NY. When the market crashed in 1929, however, times got much tougher, and Forsythe later recalled his white-collar father winding up "digging ditches" to help make ends meet. Growing up, John developed an affinity for Buck Jones cowboy movies, but never imagined a life in show business. Attending B... Continue Bio >>


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