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Dynasty was an American primetime television soap opera that aired on ABC from 1981 to 1989. The series revolved around the Carringtons, a wealthy oil family living in Denver, Colorado. Dynasty epitomized the Reagan years' ideals of wealth and excess. An unsuccessful spin-off came in 1985; a miniseries, Dynasty: The Reunion, aired in 1991.

The series was just one in the long string of successes for Aaron Spelling. It also revived the careers of Joan Collins, John Forsythe[?] and Linda Evans[?]. Memorable aspects of the series include the Moldavian massacre, catfights involving Alexis, and Nolan Miller[?]'s costumes.

Characters

  • Blake Carrington (John Forsythe[?])
    • CEO of Denver Carrington
    • husband of Krystle Grant and Alexis Morrell
    • father of Adam, Fallon, Steven, Amanda and Krystina
  • Krystle Grant Jennings Carrington (Linda Evans[?])
    • wife of Mark Jennings, and of Blake Carrington
    • mother of Krystina Carrington
    • lover of Matthew Blaisdel
  • Alexis Morrell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan (Joan Collins)
    • wife of Blake Carrington, Cecil Colby, Dex Dexter and Sean Rowan
    • mother of Adam, Fallon, Steven and Amanda Carrington
    • lover of Roger Grimes, Mark Jennings, Rashid Ahmed, King Galen of Moldavia, Zach Powers . . .
  • Fallon Carrington Colby (Pamela Sue Martin, then Emma Samms[?])
    • see also The Colbys
    • daughter of Blake and Alexis
    • wife of Jeff Colby
    • mother of Blake Carrington 'L.B.' Colby and Lauren Constance Colby
    • lover of Michael Culhane, Peter de Vilbis, Mark Jennings, Nick Toscani, Miles Colby
  • Steven Carrington (Al Corley[?], then Jack Coleman[?])
    • frequently troubled son of Blake and Alexis
    • husband of Sammy Jo Dean and Claudia Blaisdel
    • father of Steven Daniel 'Danny' Carrington
    • lover of Ted Dinard, Chris Deegan, Luke Fuller, Bart Fallmont
  • Adam Carrington Gordon Thomson[?]
    • aka Michael Torrance, long-lost first-born son of Blake and Alexis
    • husband of Claudia Blaisdel and Dana Waring
  • Amanda Carrington (Catherine Oxenberg[?], then briefly Karen Cellini[?])
    • aka Amanda Bedford, secret daughter of Alexis and Blake, born after divorce
    • wife of Prince Michael of Moldavia
    • lover of Dex Dexter, Clay Fallmont and Michael Culhane, the chauffeur
  • Claudia Barrows Blaisdel (Pamela Bellwood[?])
    • emotionally unstable wife of Matthew Blaisdel, Steven Carrington and Adam Carrington
    • mother of Lindsay Blaisdel
  • Jeff Colby (John James[?])
    • See also The Colbys
    • nephew and protege of Cecil Colby
    • husband of Fallon Carrington and Kirby Anders
    • father of Blake Carrington 'L.B.' Colby and Lauren Constance Colby
    • lover of Nicole Simpson, Ashley Mitchell and Sammy Jo Reece
  • Sammy Jo Dean Carrington, aka Sammy Jo Reece (Heather Locklear)
    • greedy, trouble-making niece of Krystle Carrington
    • wife of Steven Carrington and Clay Fallmont
    • mother of Steven Daniel 'Danny' Carrington
    • lover of Josh Harris and Jeff Colby
  • Dominique Deveraux (Diahann Carroll), aka Millie Cox
    • wealthy chanteuse, illegitimate daughter of Tom Carrington and Laura Matthews
    • half-sister of Blake and Ben Carrington
    • mother of Jackie Deveraux
    • lover of Garrett Boydston
    • wife of Brady Lloyd and Nick Kimball
  • Farnsworth 'Dex' Dexter (Michael Nader[?])
    • husband of Alexis Morrell Carrington
    • lover of Leslie Carrington and Sable Colby
  • Kirby Anders Colby (Kathleen Beller[?])
    • daughter of Joseph Anders, the Carrington butler
    • sister of Sean Rowan
    • wife of Jeff Colby
    • lover of Adam Carrington
  • Clay Fallmont (Ted McGinley[?])
    • illegitimate son of Ben Carrington (Blake's brother) and Emily Fallmont
    • lover of Amanda Carrington, Sammy Jo Reece and Leslie Carrington
  • Leslie Saunders Carrington (Terri Garber[?])
    • daughter of Ben Carrington and Melissa Saunders, niece of Blake and Dominique
    • lover of Clay Fallmont, Michael Culhane, Dex Dexter and Sean Rowan
  • Prince Michael of Moldavia (Michael Praed)
    • son and heir to deposed ruler of fictional kingdom of Moldavia
    • husband of Amanda Carrington
  • Cassandra 'Caress' Morrell (Kate O'Mara)
    • vengeful sister of Alexis
    • lover of Ben Carrington



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