Bruce Forsyth (1928–2017)


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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

(1971)
Mystery and Imagination Sir Simon de Canterville
(1966)
House! Bruce Forsyth
(2000)
Star! Arthur Lawrence
(1968)

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)
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Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (8 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (208 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (56 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercials for Courts furniture stores. 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:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Spouse:

Wilnelia Merced  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Debbie Matthews | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Strictly Come Dancing (2004) is the most difficult show I've ever done. Even as a child of nine or 10 when I was doing competitions, I always had an audience in front of me that I could bounce off. All I've got in front of me here is a camera - so it is difficult to do a Bruce Forsyth performance at times. See more »

Trivia:

Made some vocal records. See more »

Trademark:

Had a very large chin. See more »

Nickname:

Brucie

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