1918 – Born on the 29th of January in Penns Grove, New Jersey.
1929 – He was raised in Brooklyn, New York where his father worked as a Wall Street Businessman during the great depression.
1939 – He met actress Parker MacCormick and the two were married.
1943 – He was given a small role in Destination Tokyo .
– He met Julie Warren, initially a theatre companion but later a successful actress in her own right, landing a role on Broadway in Around the World in 80 Days.
1950 – Forsythe helped found and worked at the prestigious Actors Studio where he met other promising young actors such as Marlon Brando, Julie Harris, James Dean, Richard Egan, Rod Serling and a starlet from Britain namedJoan Collins.
1955 – Alfred Hitchcock hired him to star in the movie The Trouble with Harry alongside a young Shirley MacLaine.
1957 – He moved into series television, starring in the situation comedy Bachelor Father for CBS as Bentley Gregg, a playboy lawyer who has to become a father to his niece Kelly upon the death of her biological parents.
1972 – He has served on the Board of Directors at the Hollywood Park Racetrack and has been on the committee for more than quarter of a century.
1980 – Charlie’s Angels was starting to decline in ratings but Forsythe remained under contract to Spelling.
1981 – His last working days on Charlie’s Angels, Forsythe beat George Peppard to play the role of conniving and beloved patriarch Blake Carrington in Dynasty
1982-1984 – He was nominated for Emmy awards three times for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series but each time failed to win.
2006 – On the 2nd of May, Forsythe appeared alongside his Dynasty co-stars Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Pamela Sue Martin, Al Corley, Gordon Thomson and Catherine Oxenberg in Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar.