Bruce Forsyth

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Sir

Bruce Forsyth CBEBruce Forsyth_header_cell_0_0_0

BornBruce Forsyth_header_cell_0_1_0 Bruce Joseph Forsyth

(1928-02-22)22 February 1928 Edmonton, Middlesex, EnglandBruce Forsyth_cell_0_1_1

DiedBruce Forsyth_header_cell_0_2_0 18 August 2017(2017-08-18) (aged 89)

Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water, Surrey, EnglandBruce Forsyth_cell_0_2_1

Resting placeBruce Forsyth_header_cell_0_3_0 London PalladiumBruce Forsyth_cell_0_3_1
Other namesBruce Forsyth_header_cell_0_4_0 Boy Bruce, the Mighty Atom, Brucey, Brucie, Sir Brucey, Sir Brucie, Bruce Forsyth-Johnson, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Bruce Forsyth, BruceBruce Forsyth_cell_0_4_1
OccupationBruce Forsyth_header_cell_0_5_0 Bruce Forsyth_cell_0_5_1
Years activeBruce Forsyth_header_cell_0_6_0 1939–2015Bruce Forsyth_cell_0_6_1
Spouse(s)Bruce Forsyth_header_cell_0_7_0 Penny Calvert

​ ​(m. 1953; div. 1973)​

Anthea Redfern

​ ​(m. 1973; div. 1979)​

Wilnelia Merced

​ ​(m. 1983)​Bruce Forsyth_cell_0_7_1

RelativesBruce Forsyth_header_cell_0_8_0 Joseph Forsyth Johnson

(great-grandfather) William Forsyth (4x great-grandfather)Bruce Forsyth_cell_0_8_1

AllegianceBruce Forsyth_header_cell_0_9_0 United KingdomBruce Forsyth_cell_0_9_1
Service/branchBruce Forsyth_header_cell_0_10_0 Royal Air ForceBruce Forsyth_cell_0_10_1
Years of serviceBruce Forsyth_header_cell_0_11_0 1947–1949Bruce Forsyth_cell_0_11_1
UnitBruce Forsyth_header_cell_0_12_0 Film UnitBruce Forsyth_cell_0_12_1

Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson CBE (22 February 1928 – 18 August 2017) was a British presenter and entertainer whose career spanned more than 70 years. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_0

Forsyth came to national attention from the mid-1950s through the ITV series Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_1

He went on to host several game shows, including The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right, The Price Is Right and You Bet!. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_2

He co-presented Strictly Come Dancing from 2004 to 2013. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_3

In 2012, Guinness World Records recognised Forsyth as having the longest television career for a male entertainer. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_4

Early life Bruce Forsyth_section_0

Forsyth was born on Victoria Road in Edmonton, Middlesex (today part of the London Borough of Enfield) on 22 February 1928, the son of Florence Ada (née Pocknell) and John Thomas Forsyth-Johnson. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_5

His family owned a car repair garage, and as members of the Salvation Army, his parents played brass instruments and his mother was a singer. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_6

His great-grandfather Joseph Forsyth Johnson (1840–1906) was a landscape architect who worked in multiple countries, and great-great-great-great-grandfather William Forsyth (1737–1804) was a founder of the Royal Horticultural Society and the namesake of the plant genus Forsythia. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_7

Following the outbreak of the Second World War, Forsyth was evacuated to Clacton-on-Sea. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_8

Shortly after he arrived, Forsyth's parents allowed him to return to London as a result of him feeling home sick. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_9

In 1943, Forsyth's older brother John, who served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force, was killed during a training exercise at RAF Turnberry. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_10

Forsyth attended the Latymer School. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_11

After watching Fred Astaire in films at age eight, he trained in dance in Tottenham and then Brixton. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_12

Career Bruce Forsyth_section_1

Boy Bruce, the Mighty Atom Bruce Forsyth_section_2

Forsyth started his live public performances aged 14, with a song, dance and accordion act called "Boy Bruce, the Mighty Atom". Bruce Forsyth_sentence_13

His first appearance was at the Theatre Royal in Bilston, with The Great Marzo at the top of the bill. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_14

He had made his television debut in 1939 as a child, singing and dancing on BBC talent show Come and Be Televised, broadcast from Radiolympia, and introduced by Jasmine Bligh. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_15

Post-war work Bruce Forsyth_section_3

After the war, with the goal of joining Moss Empires theatres, he spent years on stage with little success and travelled the UK working seven days a week, doing summer seasons, pantomimes and circuses, where he became renowned for his strong-man act. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_16

His act was interrupted by his National Service when he was conscripted into the Royal Air Force. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_17

In 1958, an appearance with the comedian Dickie Henderson led to his being offered the job of compère of Val Parnell's weekly TV variety show, Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_18

He hosted the show for two years, followed by a year's break, then returned for another year. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_19

His schedule of stage performances, which continued throughout the 1960s, forced him to give up the job of host. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_20

Forsyth appeared in the London production of Little Me, along with Avril Angers in 1964. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_21

In the musical film Star! Bruce Forsyth_sentence_22

(1968), a biopic of stage actress Gertrude Lawrence, he played alongside lead performer Julie Andrews as Lawrence's father. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_23

In January 1968 Pye Records issued as a single "I'm Backing Britain", supporting the campaign of the same name, written by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent, and sung by Forsyth. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_24

The chorus included "The feeling is growing, so let's keep it going, the good times are blowing our way". Bruce Forsyth_sentence_25

All involved in making the single took cuts in their fees or royalties so that the single sold for 5s. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_26

instead of the going rate of 7s. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_27

4½d. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_28

Forsyth happily endorsed the campaign, saying "The country has always done its best when it is up against the wall. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_29

If everyone realises what we are up against we can get out of trouble easily." Bruce Forsyth_sentence_30

The song did not make the charts, selling only 7,319 copies. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_31

On 7 October 1968, he was top of the bill on the opening night of the Golden Garter nightclub, Wythenshawe. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_32

Two years later, he played Swinburne in the Disney fantasy film Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_33

In 1976, he appeared on The Muppet Show, where he took on the duo Statler and Waldorf. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_34

Game show host Bruce Forsyth_section_4

During his spell of hosting Sunday Night at the London Palladium as part of the show he hosted the 15-minute game show Beat the Clock. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_35

Forsyth's next success was The Generation Game (BBC1, 1971–1977, 1990–1994), which proved popular and attracted huge Saturday evening audiences. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_36

It was on this show that Forsyth introduced his "The Thinker" pose, emulating Rodin's sculpture, appearing in silhouette each week after the opening titles. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_37

This pose is reminiscent of the circus strong-man attitude. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_38

He also wrote and sang the theme for the show "Life is the Name of the Game." Bruce Forsyth_sentence_39

Millions of viewers became familiar with the rasp of Forsyth's north London accented voice and his "distinctively pointy" chin that he emphasised in poses such as the "human question mark", with chin over raised knee. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_40

He was replaced on The Generation Game by Larry Grayson. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_41

In 1977 he announced that he was leaving television to take the star role in a new musical, The Travelling Music Show, based on the songs of Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_42

The show did reasonably well in provincial theatre, but received poor reviews when it moved to London and it closed after four months in July 1978. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_43

London Weekend Television persuaded him to return to the screen later that year to present Bruce Forsyth's Big Night, a two-hour Saturday-night show on ITV encompassing a variety of different entertainment formats (later reduced to 90 minutes). Bruce Forsyth_sentence_44

However, the show was not a success and lasted for just one series. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_45

Forsyth remained with ITV, hosting the game show Play Your Cards Right, which was the UK version of the US original Card Sharks, from 1980 to 1987, 1994 to 1999, and a brief period from 2002 to 2003, before the show was cancelled mid-run due to low ratings. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_46

In 1986, he went to the United States to host a game show on ABC, Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak, which ran for 65 episodes from January to April that year. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_47

Forsyth starred in the Thames Television sitcom Slinger's Day in 1986 and 1987, a sequel to Tripper's Day which had starred Leonard Rossiter, whom Forsyth replaced in the new show. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_48

He was the original host of You Bet! Bruce Forsyth_sentence_49

(1988 to 1990). Bruce Forsyth_sentence_50

Forsyth fronted the third version of The Price Is Right (1995 to 2001). Bruce Forsyth_sentence_51

His unsuccessful gameshows include Takeover Bid (1990 to 1991), Hollywood Or Bust (1984), and Didn't They Do Well! Bruce Forsyth_sentence_52

(2004). Bruce Forsyth_sentence_53

During the 1970s Forsyth featured in the Stork margarine adverts on television, and then during the 1980s and 1990s he appeared in an advertising campaign for the furniture retailer Courts, in which he dressed as a judge. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_54

Forsyth celebrated his 70th birthday in 1998 and appeared in a week-long run of his one-man show at the London Palladium. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_55

In 2000, Forsyth hosted a revived series called Tonight at the London Palladium. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_56

Career revival Bruce Forsyth_section_5

In 2003, and again in 2010, Forsyth was a guest presenter on the news and satire quiz show Have I Got News for You. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_57

Forsyth had called Paul Merton, one of the team captains on the show, to suggest himself as a guest presenter. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_58

He co-presented Strictly Come Dancing from 2004 to 2013, formally stepping down from hosting the regular live show in April 2014. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_59

This decision was made to reduce his workload and for the preparation of pre-recorded specials. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_60

On 7 April 2010, Forsyth became one of the first three celebrities to be subjected to the British version of the American institution of a comedy roast, on Channel 4's A Comedy Roast. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_61

Forsyth was the subject of the BBC genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are? Bruce Forsyth_sentence_62 , broadcast on 19 July 2010. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_63

On 20 March 2010, Forsyth appeared on the autobiography-interview programme Piers Morgan's Life Stories, which was broadcast on ITV. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_64

In 2011, Forsyth released a collection of songs on CD called These Are My Favourites. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_65

He chose the songs for their personal and musical importance, including a duet with his granddaughter, Sophie Purdie. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_66

These Are My Favourites also includes a recording of "Paper Moon" with Nat King Cole. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_67

Tributes and honours Bruce Forsyth_section_6

Forsyth's showbiz awards include Variety Club Show Business Personality of the Year in 1975; TV Times Male TV Personality of the Year, in 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978; and BBC TV Personality of the Year in 1991. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_68

On 7 June 1959 Forsyth was inducted into the elite entertainers' fraternity, the Grand Order of Water Rats, Water Rat number 566. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_69

In 1987, a fan club was created – the Great Bruce Forsyth Social Club. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_70

They would later go on to assist Forsyth in singing his opening number, "It's Never Too Late", at his Audience With show. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_71

He repaid this favour by adding the society to his busy schedule in June 1997 and appeared at their 10th annual general meeting in Plymouth. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_72

Forsyth was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1998 Birthday Honours, and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2006 New Year Honours. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_73

On 27 February 2005, the BBC screened A BAFTA Tribute to Bruce Forsyth to mark the entertainer's 60 years in show business. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_74

He had a bronze bust of himself unveiled at the London Palladium in May 2005. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_75

The sculpture was created by his son-in-law and is on display in the theatre's Cinderella Bar. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_76

In 2008, Forsyth received the BAFTA Fellowship. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_77

In 2009, he was awarded the Theatre Performer's Award at the annual Carl Alan Awards. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_78

Hosted by the International Dance Teachers' Association, the awards are voted for by the leading dance organisations in the United Kingdom and recognise those who have made an exceptional contribution to the world of dance and theatre. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_79

Forsyth received a Royal Television Society Lifetime Achievement Award on 17 March 2009. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_80

On 26 January 2011 he received the National Television Awards special recognition award. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_81

Forsyth was made a Knight Bachelor in the 2011 Birthday Honours for services to entertainment and charity. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_82

This followed a years-long public campaign to award him a knighthood. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_83

His investiture, by the Queen, took place on 12 October 2011 and he became Sir Bruce Forsyth CBE. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_84

In July 2012, Forsyth was given the honour of carrying the Olympic flame through London, as it finally reached the city on the penultimate day of the London 2012 Torch Relay. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_85

Forsyth earned a place in the 2013 Guinness Book of World Records as the male TV entertainer having had the longest career, calling it a "wonderful surprise". Bruce Forsyth_sentence_86

He also appeared at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival on the Avalon stage, becoming the oldest performer to ever play at the festival. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_87

In 2018 the NTA's honoured the memory of Sir Bruce by naming an NTA award after him. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_88

Personal life Bruce Forsyth_section_7

Forsyth was married to Penny Calvert from 1953 until their divorce in 1973, with whom he had three daughters named Debbie, Julie, and Laura. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_89

In 1973, he married Anthea Redfern, the hostess on The Generation Game. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_90

They had two daughters, Charlotte and Louisa, before divorcing in 1979. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_91

Asked to judge the 1980 Miss World competition, Forsyth met Puerto Rican beauty queen Wilnelia Merced, who was a fellow judge. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_92

They were married from 1983 until his death in 2017. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_93

They had one son together, Jonathan Joseph, better known as "JJ". Bruce Forsyth_sentence_94

By his six children, Forsyth had nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_95

Forsyth was a supporter and ambassador for the children's charity Caudwell Children, regularly appearing at many of their fundraising events. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_96

In August 2014, Forsyth was one of 200 public figures who signed a letter to The Guardian expressing their hope that Scotland would vote to remain part of the United Kingdom in September's referendum on that issue. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_97

Forsyth lived on the Wentworth Estate in Surrey. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_98

Until 2000, he also occupied a flat in Nell Gwynn House, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_99

Illness and death Bruce Forsyth_section_8

Towards the end of his life, Forsyth suffered from ill health, which reduced his appearances in public. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_100

On 8 October 2015, he was admitted to hospital for cuts and minor concussion after tripping over a rug at his home and hitting his head. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_101

A month later, he made his last full TV appearance on Strictly Children in Need Special, with filming for this taking place prior to him undergoing surgery for an abdominal aortic aneurysm on 12 November. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_102

As a result of his surgery, Forsyth was unable to host that year's Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special as planned, but a spokesman representing him later stated he would play a part in the production, recording a special video message for it. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_103

After 2015, Forsyth made no further public appearances, as his health began to decline, with his wife commenting that he struggled to move easily following his surgery. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_104

On 26 February 2017, he was again admitted to hospital with a severe chest infection and spent five days in intensive care, before returning home on 3 March 2017. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_105

On 18 August 2017, Forsyth died of bronchial pneumonia at his Wentworth Estate home in Virginia Water, aged 89. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_106

Several celebrities paid tribute to Forsyth following his death, including his former Strictly Come Dancing co-host Tess Daly; his friends Michael Parkinson, Jimmy Tarbuck, and Des O'Connor, the BBC director general Tony Hall and the then Prime Minister, Theresa May. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_107

BBC One aired Sir Bruce Forsyth – Mr Entertainment, in place of the scheduled The One Show, in tribute. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_108

Forsyth was cremated on 5 September 2017 in a private ceremony attended only by close family and friends. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_109

A few days later, on 9 September 2017, when that year's series of Strictly Come Dancing began, it paid tribute to Forsyth with a special ballroom dance routine from their professional dancers. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_110

On 14 December 2017, the BBC announced that it would produce a tribute show to Forsyth at the London Palladium on 21 February 2018. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_111

Hosted by Tess Daly, Sir Bruce: A Celebration was broadcast on BBC One on 11 March 2018. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_112

On 18 August 2018, exactly a year after he died, Forsyth's ashes were laid to rest beneath the stage in a private ceremony at the London Palladium. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_113

Filmography Bruce Forsyth_section_9

Film and television Bruce Forsyth_section_10

Bruce Forsyth_table_general_1

YearBruce Forsyth_header_cell_1_0_0 TitleBruce Forsyth_header_cell_1_0_1 RoleBruce Forsyth_header_cell_1_0_2 NotesBruce Forsyth_header_cell_1_0_3
1958–1964Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_1_0 Sunday Night at the London PalladiumBruce Forsyth_cell_1_1_1 HostBruce Forsyth_cell_1_1_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_1_3
1961Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_2_0 The Royal Variety PerformanceBruce Forsyth_cell_1_2_1 HostBruce Forsyth_cell_1_2_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_2_3
1965–1973Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_3_0 The Bruce Forsyth ShowBruce Forsyth_cell_1_3_1 HostBruce Forsyth_cell_1_3_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_3_3
1966
1975Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_4_0
Frankie and BruceBruce Forsyth_cell_1_4_1 Co-starBruce Forsyth_cell_1_4_2 TV movie documentaryBruce Forsyth_cell_1_4_3
1968Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_5_0 Star!Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_5_1 Arthur LawrenceBruce Forsyth_cell_1_5_2 FilmBruce Forsyth_cell_1_5_3
1969Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_6_0 Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_6_1 Uncle LimelightBruce Forsyth_cell_1_6_2 FilmBruce Forsyth_cell_1_6_3
1969Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_7_0 Red PeppersBruce Forsyth_cell_1_7_1 George PepperBruce Forsyth_cell_1_7_2 TV movieBruce Forsyth_cell_1_7_3
1971Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_8_0 Bedknobs and BroomsticksBruce Forsyth_cell_1_8_1 Swinburne, Bookman's henchmanBruce Forsyth_cell_1_8_2 FilmBruce Forsyth_cell_1_8_3
1971Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_9_0 The Magnificent Seven Deadly SinsBruce Forsyth_cell_1_9_1 ClaytonBruce Forsyth_cell_1_9_2 Film

(segment "Avarice")Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_9_3

1971–1977
1990–1994Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_10_0
The Generation GameBruce Forsyth_cell_1_10_1 HostBruce Forsyth_cell_1_10_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_10_3
1971Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_11_0 The Royal Variety PerformanceBruce Forsyth_cell_1_11_1 HostBruce Forsyth_cell_1_11_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_11_3
1973Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_12_0 The Good Old DaysBruce Forsyth_cell_1_12_1 Guest starBruce Forsyth_cell_1_12_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_12_3
1974Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_13_0 Bruce Forsyth Meets LuluBruce Forsyth_cell_1_13_1 HostBruce Forsyth_cell_1_13_2 TV movieBruce Forsyth_cell_1_13_3
1976Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_14_0 The Mating SeasonBruce Forsyth_cell_1_14_1 Bruce GillespieBruce Forsyth_cell_1_14_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_14_3
1976Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_15_0 The Muppet ShowBruce Forsyth_cell_1_15_1 Guest starBruce Forsyth_cell_1_15_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_15_3
1978Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_16_0 Bruce Forsyth's Big NightBruce Forsyth_cell_1_16_1 HostBruce Forsyth_cell_1_16_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_16_3
1980Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_17_0 Sammy and BruceBruce Forsyth_cell_1_17_1 Co-starBruce Forsyth_cell_1_17_2 TV movieBruce Forsyth_cell_1_17_3
1980–1987
1994–1999 
2002–2003Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_18_0
Play Your Cards RightBruce Forsyth_cell_1_18_1 HostBruce Forsyth_cell_1_18_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_18_3
1983Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_19_0 Anna PavlovaBruce Forsyth_cell_1_19_1 Alfred BattBruce Forsyth_cell_1_19_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_19_3
1984Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_20_0 Hollywood or BustBruce Forsyth_cell_1_20_1 HostBruce Forsyth_cell_1_20_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_20_3
1986Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_21_0 Bruce Forsyth's Hot StreakBruce Forsyth_cell_1_21_1 HostBruce Forsyth_cell_1_21_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_21_3
1986Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_22_0 Magnum, P.I.Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_22_1 Lottery HostBruce Forsyth_cell_1_22_2 TV Series

Episode: "A Little Bit of Luck...A Little Bit of Grief"Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_22_3

1986–1987Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_23_0 Slinger's DayBruce Forsyth_cell_1_23_1 SlingerBruce Forsyth_cell_1_23_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_23_3
1988Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_24_0 The Royal Variety PerformanceBruce Forsyth_cell_1_24_1 Co-host with Ronnie CorbettBruce Forsyth_cell_1_24_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_24_3
1988Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_25_0 Bruce and RonnieBruce Forsyth_cell_1_25_1 Co-starBruce Forsyth_cell_1_25_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_25_3
1988–1990Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_26_0 You Bet!Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_26_1 HostBruce Forsyth_cell_1_26_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_26_3
1990Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_27_0 Takeover BidBruce Forsyth_cell_1_27_1 HostBruce Forsyth_cell_1_27_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_27_3
1992–1993Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_28_0 Bruce's Guest NightBruce Forsyth_cell_1_28_1 HostBruce Forsyth_cell_1_28_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_28_3
1992Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_29_0 Fiddly Foodle BirdBruce Forsyth_cell_1_29_1 NarratorBruce Forsyth_cell_1_29_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_29_3
1995–2001Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_30_0 Bruce's Price Is RightBruce Forsyth_cell_1_30_1 HostBruce Forsyth_cell_1_30_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_30_3
1997Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_31_0 An Audience with Bruce ForsythBruce Forsyth_cell_1_31_1 HostBruce Forsyth_cell_1_31_2 TV SpecialBruce Forsyth_cell_1_31_3
2000Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_32_0 House!Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_32_1 HimselfBruce Forsyth_cell_1_32_2 Film, (final film role)Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_32_3
2000Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_33_0 Tonight at the London PalladiumBruce Forsyth_cell_1_33_1 HostBruce Forsyth_cell_1_33_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_33_3
2003, 2010Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_34_0 Have I Got News for YouBruce Forsyth_cell_1_34_1 Guest HostBruce Forsyth_cell_1_34_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_34_3
2004Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_35_0 Didn't They Do WellBruce Forsyth_cell_1_35_1 HostBruce Forsyth_cell_1_35_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_35_3
2004–2013, 2014, 2015Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_36_0 Strictly Come DancingBruce Forsyth_cell_1_36_1 Co-host with Tess DalyBruce Forsyth_cell_1_36_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_36_3
2010Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_37_0 Who Do You Think You Are?Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_37_1 GuestBruce Forsyth_cell_1_37_2 TV Series documentaryBruce Forsyth_cell_1_37_3
2011Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_38_0 The Rob Brydon ShowBruce Forsyth_cell_1_38_1 GuestBruce Forsyth_cell_1_38_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_38_3
2012Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_39_0 National Television AwardsBruce Forsyth_cell_1_39_1 Guest (With Ant & Dec)Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_39_2 TV SpecialBruce Forsyth_cell_1_39_3
2013Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_40_0 Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (Little Ant & Dec segment)Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_40_1 GuestBruce Forsyth_cell_1_40_2 TV SeriesBruce Forsyth_cell_1_40_3
2013Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_41_0 When Miranda Met BruceBruce Forsyth_cell_1_41_1 Guest starBruce Forsyth_cell_1_41_2 TV SpecialBruce Forsyth_cell_1_41_3
2014Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_42_0 Perspectives: Bruce Forsyth on Sammy Davis JrBruce Forsyth_cell_1_42_1 HostBruce Forsyth_cell_1_42_2 TV Series documentaryBruce Forsyth_cell_1_42_3
2014Bruce Forsyth_cell_1_43_0 Bruce's Hall of FameBruce Forsyth_cell_1_43_1 HostBruce Forsyth_cell_1_43_2 TV movieBruce Forsyth_cell_1_43_3

Stage Bruce Forsyth_section_11

Bruce Forsyth_table_general_2

YearBruce Forsyth_header_cell_2_0_0 TitleBruce Forsyth_header_cell_2_0_1 RoleBruce Forsyth_header_cell_2_0_2 NotesBruce Forsyth_header_cell_2_0_3
1958–2004Bruce Forsyth_cell_2_1_0 One-man show which had various titlesBruce Forsyth_cell_2_1_1 HimselfBruce Forsyth_cell_2_1_2 Intermittently toured UKBruce Forsyth_cell_2_1_3
1962Bruce Forsyth_cell_2_2_0 Every Night at the PalladiumBruce Forsyth_cell_2_2_1 HimselfBruce Forsyth_cell_2_2_2 Starred with Morecambe and Wise in a season at the London PalladiumBruce Forsyth_cell_2_2_3
1964Bruce Forsyth_cell_2_3_0 Little MeBruce Forsyth_cell_2_3_1 Various CharactersBruce Forsyth_cell_2_3_2 A 334 performance season at the Cambridge TheatreBruce Forsyth_cell_2_3_3
1978Bruce Forsyth_cell_2_4_0 The Traveling Music ShowBruce Forsyth_cell_2_4_1 Fred LimelightBruce Forsyth_cell_2_4_2 A four-month season at Her Majesty's Theatre, before touring the UKBruce Forsyth_cell_2_4_3
1979Bruce Forsyth_cell_2_5_0 Bruce Forsyth on BroadwayBruce Forsyth_cell_2_5_1 HimselfBruce Forsyth_cell_2_5_2 A five performance season of his one-man show at the Winter Garden Theatre from 12–17 JuneBruce Forsyth_cell_2_5_3
2012–2015Bruce Forsyth_cell_2_6_0 Bruce Forsyth EntertainsBruce Forsyth_cell_2_6_1 HimselfBruce Forsyth_cell_2_6_2 Toured the UKBruce Forsyth_cell_2_6_3

Discography Bruce Forsyth_section_12

Albums Bruce Forsyth_section_13

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TitleBruce Forsyth_header_cell_3_0_0 Album detailsBruce Forsyth_header_cell_3_0_1 Peak chart positionsBruce Forsyth_header_cell_3_0_2
UKBruce Forsyth_header_cell_3_1_0
The Musical Side of BruceBruce Forsyth_header_cell_3_2_0 Bruce Forsyth_cell_3_2_1 Bruce Forsyth_cell_3_2_2
Both Sides of Bruce (Live)Bruce Forsyth_header_cell_3_3_0 Bruce Forsyth_cell_3_3_1 Bruce Forsyth_cell_3_3_2
Come Get It!Bruce Forsyth_header_cell_3_4_0 Bruce Forsyth_cell_3_4_1 Bruce Forsyth_cell_3_4_2
Mr. EntertainmentBruce Forsyth_header_cell_3_5_0 Bruce Forsyth_cell_3_5_1 Bruce Forsyth_cell_3_5_2
These Are My FavouritesBruce Forsyth_header_cell_3_6_0 Bruce Forsyth_cell_3_6_1 58Bruce Forsyth_cell_3_6_2

Singles Bruce Forsyth_section_14

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  • 1959, "Excerpts from The Desert Song (No.2)", with June Bronhill, Edmund Hockridge, Inia Te Wiata, The Williams Singers, Michael Collins and His Orchestra (7" EP), His Master's Voice: 7EG 8676Bruce Forsyth_item_0_0
  • 1960, "I'm a Good Boy", ParlophoneBruce Forsyth_item_0_1
  • 1960, "I'm in Charge" (7"), Parlophone: 45-R 4535Bruce Forsyth_item_0_2
  • 1962, "The Oh-Be-Joyfuls (7"), Piccadilly: 7N.35086Bruce Forsyth_item_0_3
  • 1964, "Real Live Girl" (7"), Pye: 7N.15744Bruce Forsyth_item_0_4
  • 1964, "Saturday Sunshine" (7"), Piccadilly: 7N.35169Bruce Forsyth_item_0_5
  • 1964, "The Mysterious People" (7"), Piccadilly: 1189Bruce Forsyth_item_0_6
  • 1965, "Real Live Girl" (7"), Blue Cat: BC 105Bruce Forsyth_item_0_7
  • 1968, "I'm Backing Britain" / "There's Not Enough Love in the World", PyeBruce Forsyth_item_0_8
  • 1973, "Didn't He Do Well?" (7"), Philips: 6006 285Bruce Forsyth_item_0_9
  • 1978, "Love Medley", with Valerie Walsh (7), CBS: S CBS 6469Bruce Forsyth_item_0_10

In popular culture Bruce Forsyth_section_15

Neopets, a virtual pet website, had a collectible character which was originally a direct representation of Forsyth himself. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_114

The pet was later renamed to just "Bruce" and his appearance changed to that of a penguin to better fit with the other pets on the platform. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_115

Despite the change, the pet retained Forsyth's iconic bowtie. Bruce Forsyth_sentence_116


Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce Forsyth.