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The Denver Clan: That's what the stars of the series are doing today
In the 80s nobody could get past the hit series "The Denver Clan" (1981-1989, originally "Dynasty"). Week after week, millions of viewers worldwide followed the TV all-time favorite about the Carrington family. As the benevolent head of the family and boss of the Denver-Carrington oil company, Blake Carrington, John Forsythe burned himself into the memory of fans. On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of his death on Wednesday, we look back on the stars of the "Denver Clan". What happened to Blake, Krystle, Alexis and Co.?
As the head of the family Blake Carrington, John Forsythe (1918-2010) appeared in each of the 218 episodes. Even if he made his big breakthrough with this role, the actor was known even before the series. He shone in Alfred Hitchcock's "Topas", 1969, and in the film adaptation of the bestseller "Kaltblütig", 1967, penned by Truman Capote. From 1976 to 1981 he lent his voice to the boss from the series "Charlie's Angels", who could only be heard off-screen. Forsythe was also involved in the two cinema remakes "3 Angels for Charlie", 2000, and "3 Angels for Charlie - Full Power", 2003. It would be his last work. On April 1, 2010, the actor died at the age of 92 of pneumonia caused by cancer.
As Blake Carrington's second wife Krystle Carrington, Linda Evans, 72, played herself into the hearts of fans. The word skirmishes and fights with archenemy Alexis (Joan Collins, 81), Blake's first wife, are legendary to this day. Evans has long been considered one of the most beautiful women in America and was photographed for "Playboy" among others. In addition to acting, Linda has published the book "Linda Evans Beauty And Exercise" and is the owner of several gyms. In her private life, she made headlines through her relationship with the Greek singer Yanni, which broke up in 1998 after nine years together. From 1968 to 1974 she was married to the actor and director John Derek, who also stepped in front of the altar with "Bond" girl Ursula Andress and actress Bo Derek. From 1976 to 1981, Evan's marriage to San Hermann followed. Both marriages remained childless. Today Evans lives in seclusion on a farm in Washington State. Most recently, she caused a sensation on the side of Joan Collins. The former "Denver Clan" enemies toured in 2006 and 2007 with the play "Legends!" about two aging Hollywood divas through the USA.
She is the primal beast in TV history: Joan Collins aka Alexis Colby-Carrington. Her bitter campaign of revenge against her ex-husband Blake Carrington and his wife Krystle was the icing on the cake in the cult series. Collins was already 48 years old when she became one of the most famous actresses in the world with "The Denver Clan". After leaving the series, she wrote beauty guides, biographies and novels and made a lot of money with them. The "Denver Beast" never won an Oscar, but it did get the Emmy and the Golden Globe. In 1996 she was appointed "Officer of the British Empire" by Queen Elizabeth II. Last week, Prince Charles raised the 81-year-old to the nobility. The actress is allowed to carry the title "lady" in the future. Five husbands - that is their personal record; the current one is called Percy Gibson and is 33 years younger than her. At the end of last year, she spoke for the first time in front of the camera about one of her darkest chapters of her life. As a teenager, she was raped by her first husband, Maxwell Reed. The actress has never lost her courage to face life. Younger people should know her face from the TV advertisement for a chocolate bar. The actress also appeared for three episodes in the nobility soap "Verbotene Liebe". She currently shines in the British series "The Royals" as the mother of the queen.
For Heather Locklear, 53, "The Denver Clan" marked the beginning of a successful television career. The blonde played Sammy-Joe, Krystle's greedy niece, for 187 episodes. From 1982 to 1986 she also shone alongside Star Trek veteran William Shatner, 84, in the T.J. Hooker police series. One of her greatest coups she finally achieved with the "Beverly Hills 90210" spin-off "Melrose Place". From 1993 to 1999 she played the scheming Amanda Woodward and won numerous prizes for it. She was also seen in the new edition of the series for eight episodes. In addition to Michael J. Fox, 53, and later Charlie Sheen, 49, Locklear was also part of the hit sitcom "Chaos City" (1996-2002). Further series appearances and TV films followed. From 1986 to 1993 Locklear was married to Mötley Crüe rocker Tommy Lee, 52, who then led Pamela Anderson (47, "Baywatch") to the altar. After the divorce, in 1994 she married Bon Jovi's guitarist Richie Sambora, 55, with whom she has a daughter. The separation followed in 2006. Most recently she was in a relationship with her "Melrose Place" love, Jack Wagner, 55. In the past few years she has made headlines mainly with depression and alcohol problems.
Despite her just 53 episodes on the series, Catherine Oxenberg, 53, made a lasting impression. The daughter of the Serbian Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia played the second daughter of Alexis and Blake, Amanda. Among other things, she received a Bambi for her role. After leaving, she was seen in films such as "The Snake Woman's Bite" in 1988. In 2008 she played alongside her husband Casper van Diem, 46, in "Starship Troopers 3: Marauder". The two have been married since 1999. Oxenberg has three biological daughters and two stepchildren. She embodied Princess Diana in two television films and played the leading role in the series "Acapulco H.E.A.T." in 1994.
Gordon Thomson, 70, played the Carrington family's black sheep. He played the eldest son of Blake and Alexis, Adam, who was kidnapped as a child and only found out about his origins late. After the series ended, he was seen in soaps such as "California Clan" or "Zeit der Sehnsucht". In the cinema he had small supporting roles in the films "Little Miss Sunshine", 2006, and "Poseidon", 2006. Today the Canadian lives secluded away from the limelight.
When Al Corley, 58, gave up the role of the gay Carrington offspring Steven after just 35 episodes, Jack Coleman, 57, stepped in for him. The "changed appearance" was explained by an accident with severe facial injuries. Even after the "Denver Clan" ended, Coleman was and is regularly seen on TV. He played in the series "Nip / Tuck", "The Office" and "Vampire Diaries", among others. From 2006 to 2010 he was in the mystery series "Heroes" as Hayden Panettiere's adoptive father in front of the camera. Most recently he shone in guest roles on "Burn Notice", "Scandal" and "CSI Vegas".
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