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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth was born on February 22, 1928 in Edmonton, London, England as Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson. He is a writer and actor, known for Strictly Come Dancing (2004), Play Your Cards Right (1980) and Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (1955). He has been married to Wilnelia Merced since 1983. They have one child. He was ... See full bio »

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Known For

Strictly Come Dancing
(2004-2015)
Play Your Cards Right
Play Your Cards Right Himself - Host
(1980-2003)
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium Himself - Host / Himself - Top of the Bill
(1958-1964)
You Bet!
You Bet! Himself - Host
(1988-1990)

Filmography

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  Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (5 episodes, 2008 - 2010) (writer - 118 episodes, 2006 - 2014)
- The Launch Show (2014) ... (writer - as Sir Bruce Forsyth)
- Christmas Special (2013) ... (writer - as Sir Bruce Forsyth)
- Week 13: The Grand Final Show Two (2013) ... (writer - as Sir Bruce Forsyth)
- Week 13: The Grand Final Show One (2013) ... (writer - uncredited)
- Week 12: The Semi-Final (2013) ... (writer - as Sir Bruce Forsyth)
 2005 Bruce Forsyth's Comedy Heroes (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 1983 Forsyth's Follies (TV Movie) (script)
Show Show Actor (12 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (8 credits)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (173 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (34 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial (with Denise Van Outen and Louie Spence) for the "Sun" newspaper (UK & Ireland). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 6 Interviews | 6 Articles | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bruce Forsyth CBE | Sir Bruce Forsyth CBE | Sir Beastly Bruce Forsyth | Sir Bruce Forsyth | Bruce Forsyth O.B.E | Bruce Forsyth O.B.E. | Bruce Forsyth OBE

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Jimmy Savile] I never liked him. I can honestly say that. There was something about him that was difficult to like. It wasn't because he was so brash about everything - it wasn't that. He had this manner that you thought, 'What is behind this man?' Now we know what was behind it all - which is terrible to find out. I feel sorry for his family and the charity people that put so much trust in ... See more »

Trivia:

He is referenced in the song "You're in a Bad Way" by Saint Etienne. See more »

Trademark:

Creates catchphrases for each of his many TV game-shows. The most famous include "Nice to see you, To see you Nice", "Give Us a Twirl", "Good Game, Good Game" and "Didn't they Do Well". See more »

Nickname:

Brucie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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