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Property from the Estate of Award-Winning Actor John Forsythe on Offer at Bonhams & Butterfields

LOS ANGELES, CA.- Bonhams & Butterfields announced its September 25, 2011 Sunset Estate Auction featuring select property from the Estate of award-winning stage, television and film actor John Forsythe. Forsythe was best known for his roles in three television series, spanning four decades and three genres: in the 1950s sitcom Bachelor Father, as single playboy father Bentley Gregg; as Charles “Charlie” Townsend, the unseen millionaire on the 1970s crime drama Charlie’s Angels and as Blake Carrington, patriarch on the 1980s soap opera Dynasty. Forsythe was born the eldest of three children in Penns Grove, N.J., to Blanche Materson and Samuel Jeremiah Freund. He was primarily raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., where his father worked on Wall Street during