Henderson Forsythe

Henderson Forsythe, the character actor who won a Tony Award playing the Texas sheriff conflicted about closing down a brothel in Broadway's The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, died April 17, 2006, in Williamsburg, VA, where he had lived for the past 10 years. Mr. Forsythe, 88, won a 1979 Tony in the category of Best Featured Actor in a Musical. As Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd, he sang the resigned Carol Hall ballad "Good Old Gal," and is heard on the original cast album. (He also played the Sheriff in London.)

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  • Born: Sep 11, 1917 in Macon, Missouri
  • Death: Apr 17, 2006 in Williamsburg, Virginia

Awards

Drama Desk Award
1978 Outstanding Actor in a Musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Nominee
Tony Award
1979 Featured Actor in a Musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Winner