Rosemary Forsyth Biography

Birthday: 1943-07-06
Place of Birth: Montréal, Québec
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Wiki Biography: A tall, slender, highly attractive blonde, Canadian-born leading lady Rosemary Forsyth was born in Montreal. In the mid 1960s, she was groomed by Universal after a stretch as a model and a sprinkling of small time TV parts. The soft, demure beauty showed quite a bit of promise amid the rugged surroundings as the young ingénue or romantic co-star to a number of top male veterans. James Stewart in Shenandoah (1965), Charlton Heston in The War Lord (1965), and both Dean Martin and Alain Delon in Texas Across the River (1966) all utilized her services in their respective film. Married to actor Michael Tolan at the time, she suddenly took a leave of absence from filming to have a child. While the occasion, of course, was a joyous and fulfilling one, it managed to put a permanent damper on her career. She returned to filming with the so-so film Where It's At (1969) starring Robert Drivas and the very mediocre Dick Van Dyke comedy vehicle Some Kind of a Nut (1969), never again reaching the peak prior to her maternity time off. Rosemary showed up regularly on the small screen, however, in a slew of standard 70s TV-movies and episodic guest roles. On daytime, she took over the role of Laura Horton on "Days of Our Lives" (1965) from 1976-1980 and also had regular, albeit brief, parts on "Santa Barbara" (1984) and "General Hospital" (1963). In recent years, she has popped up as more arch matrons on such popular shows as "Monk" (2002), "NYPD Blue" (1993), and "Without a Trace" (2002). Divorced from Tolan, she later married again.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
City Beneath the Sea 1971 Action
Call to Glory 1984 - 1985 Action
Chicken Soup for the Soul 1999 - 2000 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The War Lord Bronwyn 1965
Shenandoah 1965 Drama
Texas Across the River 1966 Comedy
What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? 1969 Crime, Drama, Horror
Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice? 1969 Crime, Drama, Horror
The Brotherhood of the Bell 1970 Drama, Thriller
Gray Lady Down 1978
Disclosure 1994 Biography, 0, Game Show
Girl Mom 1998 Comedy, Drama, Music
Valerie Flake Irene Flake 1999 Drama
Ghosts of Mars Inquisitor 2001 Action, Horror, Sci Fi