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Bruce Forsyth (1928–2017)


Veteran entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth had a career spanning eight decades, in which he went from struggling variety performer to Saturday night TV stardom. On the way, he became one of the most recognisable entertainers in the business, driven by what appeared to be inexhaustible energy. He became synonymous with the plethora of game shows that ... See full bio »

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Known For

Strictly Come Dancing
(2004-2017)
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 (174 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (41 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for SKY plus (2003) (UK). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 6 Interviews | 8 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Even though I'm 81, when I walk on to a studio floor, I feel 30. People have been asking if I'm going to retire for the last 10 or 15 years. It's getting to be an old question - I'm nearly as old as the question! I'll know when I've had enough and probably the audience will know when I've had enough as well. When it happens, I'm ready for it. I still love show business, I still love to get out ... See more »

Trivia:

His first wife and Gordon Mulholland's first wife were sisters. See more »

Trademark:

"Thinker Pose": Crouching figure (similar to Rodin's "The Thinker" sculpture) with fist raised to chin, seen in silhouette at the beginning of his shows. See more »

Nickname:

Brucie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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