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Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson CBE (22 February 1928 – 18 August 2017) was a British presenter, actor, comedian, singer, dancer, and screenwriter whose career spanned more than 75 years. In 2012, Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records
recognised Forsyth as having the longest television career for a male entertainer.[1] Forsyth came to national attention from the mid-1950s through the ITV series Sunday Night at the London Palladium. He went on to host several game shows, including The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right, The Price Is Right and You Bet!. He co-presented Strictly Come Dancing
Strictly Come Dancing
from 2004 to 2013.[2]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Boy Bruce, the Mighty Atom 2.2 Post-war work 2.3 Game show host 2.4 Career revival

3 Tributes and honours 4 Personal life 5 Illness and death 6 Filmography

6.1 Film and television 6.2 Stage

7 Discography

7.1 Singles 7.2 Albums

8 Footnotes 9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit] Forsyth was born on Victoria Road in Edmonton, Middlesex
Middlesex
(today part of the London Borough of Enfield) on 22 February 1928,[3] the son of Florence Ada (née Pocknell) and John Thomas Forsyth-Johnson.[4] 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.[5] His great-grandfather Joseph Forsyth Johnson
Joseph Forsyth Johnson
(1840–1906) was a landscape architect who worked in multiple countries,[6] and great-great-great-great-grandfather William Forsyth (1737–1804) was a founder of the Royal Horticultural Society
Royal Horticultural Society
and the namesake of the plant genus Forsythia.[7] During World War II, his older brother John, a pilot in the Royal Air Force, was killed in 1943 during a training exercise at RAF Turnberry.[8][9] Forsyth attended the Latymer School. After watching Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
in films at age eight, he trained in dance in Tottenham
Tottenham
and then Brixton.[5] Career[edit] Boy Bruce, the Mighty Atom[edit] Forsyth started in show business aged 14, with a song, dance, and accordion act called "Boy Bruce, the Mighty Atom".[10] His first appearance was at the Theatre Royal in Bilston, with The Great Marzo at the top of the bill.[5] Forsyth made his television debut in 1939 as a child, singing and dancing on BBC
BBC
talent show Come and Be Televised, broadcast from Radiolympia, and introduced by Jasmine Bligh.[10][11] Post-war work[edit] After the war, with the goal of joining Moss Empires
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.[12] His act was interrupted by call-up papers for National Service when he was drafted into the Royal Air Force.[13] In 1958, an appearance with the comedian Dickie Henderson
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.[14] He hosted the show for two years, followed by a year's break, then returned for another year.[15] His schedule of stage performances, which continued throughout the 1960s, forced him to give up the job of host.

Forsyth on front of "Every Night at the Palladium" souvenir brochure, 1962

Forsyth appeared in the London production of Little Me, along with Avril Angers
Avril Angers
in 1964.[16] In the musical film Star! (1968), a biopic of stage actress Gertrude Lawrence, he played alongside lead performer Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
as Lawrence's father.[17] In January 1968 Pye Records issued as a single "I'm Backing Britain", supporting the campaign of the same name, written by Tony Hatch
Tony Hatch
and Jackie Trent, and sung by Forsyth.[18] The chorus included "The feeling is growing, so let's keep it going, the good times are blowing our way". All involved in making the single took cuts in their fees or royalties so that the single sold for 5s. instead of the going rate of 7s. 4½d. Forsyth happily endorsed the campaign, saying "The country has always done its best when it is up against the wall. If everyone realises what we are up against we can get out of trouble easily."[19] The song did not make the charts,[20] selling only 7,319 copies.[21] On 7 October 1968, he was top of the bill on the opening night of the Golden Garter nightclub, Wythenshawe.[22] Two years later, he played Swinburne in the Disney fantasy film Bedknobs and Broomsticks.[23] In 1976, he appeared on The Muppet Show, where he took on the famous duo of Statler and Waldorf.[24] Game show host[edit] During his spell of hosting Sunday Night at the London Palladium
Sunday Night at the London Palladium
as part of the show he hosted the 15-minute game show Beat the Clock.[25] Forsyth's next success was The Generation Game (BBC1, 1971–1977, 1990–1994), which proved popular and attracted huge Saturday evening audiences.[26] 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. This pose is reminiscent of the circus strong-man attitude.[10] He also wrote and sang the theme for the show "Life is the Name of the Game."[27] 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.[5] He was replaced on The Generation Game by Larry Grayson.[28] 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
Anthony Newley
and Leslie Bricusse.[29] The show did reasonably well in provincial theatre, but got bad reviews when it moved to London and closed after four months in July 1978. London Weekend Television
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). However, the show was not a success and lasted for just one series.[30] 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,[31] and a brief period from 2002 to 2003, before the show was cancelled mid-run due to low ratings.[32] 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.[10] Forsyth starred in the Thames Television
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.[23] He was the original host of You Bet! (1988 to 1990), before the show reached mainstream success under the stewardship of Matthew Kelly.[33] Forsyth fronted the third version of The Price Is Right (1995 to 2001).[31] His unsuccessful gameshows include Takeover Bid (1990 to 1991),[34] Hollywood Or Bust (1984),[35] and Didn't They Do Well! (2004).[36] During the 1970s Forsyth featured in the Stork margarine adverts on television,[37] 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.[38] Forsyth celebrated his 70th birthday in 1998 and appeared in a week-long run of his one-man show at the London Palladium.[23] In 2000, Forsyth hosted a revived series called Tonight at the London Palladium.[39] Career revival[edit] In 2003, and again in 2010, Forsyth was a guest presenter on the news and satire quiz show Have I Got News for You. Forsyth had called Paul Merton, one of the team captains on the show, to suggest himself as a guest presenter.[40] During the first of these appearances, he presented a parody of his Play Your Cards Right
Play Your Cards Right
format entitled Play Your Iraqi Cards Right.[41] He co-presented Strictly Come Dancing
Strictly Come Dancing
from 2004 to 2013, formally stepping down from hosting the regular live show in April 2014. This decision was made to reduce his workload and for the preparation of pre-recorded specials.[42] 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.[43] Forsyth was the subject of the BBC
BBC
genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are?, broadcast on 19 July 2010.[44] On 20 March 2010, Forsyth appeared on the autobiography-interview programme Piers Morgan's Life Stories, which was broadcast on ITV.[45] In 2011, Forsyth released a collection of songs on CD called These Are My Favourites. He chose the songs for their personal and musical importance, including a duet with his granddaughter, Sophie Purdie. These Are My Favourites
These Are My Favourites
also includes a recording of "Paper Moon" with Nat King Cole.[46] Tributes and honours[edit]

Forsyth opening The Sir Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Auditorium at the Millfield Theatre, Enfield, in October 2009

Forsyth's showbiz awards include Variety Club
Variety Club
Show Business Personality of the Year in 1975; TV Times
TV Times
Male TV Personality of the Year, in 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978; and BBC
BBC
TV Personality of the Year in 1991.[47][48] On 7 June 1959 Forsyth was inducted into the elite entertainers' fraternity, the Grand Order of Water Rats, Water Rat number 566.[49] In 1987, a fan club was created – the Great Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Social Club.[50] They would later go on to assist Forsyth in singing his opening number, "It's Never Too Late", at his Audience With show.[50] He repaid this favour by adding the society to his busy schedule in June 1997 and appeared at their 10th AGM in Plymouth.[51] Forsyth was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
(OBE) in the 1998 Birthday Honours,[52] and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2006 New Year Honours.[53] On 27 February 2005, the BBC
BBC
screened A BAFTA Tribute to Bruce Forsyth to mark the entertainer's 60 years in show business.[54] He had a bronze bust of himself unveiled at the London Palladium
London Palladium
in May 2005. The sculpture was created by his son-in-law and is on display in the theatre's Cinderella Bar.[54] In 2008, Forsyth received the BAFTA Fellowship.[55] In 2009, he was awarded the Theatre Performer's Award at the annual Carl Alan Awards. 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.[56] Forsyth received a Royal Television Society Lifetime Achievement Award on 17 March 2009.[57] On 26 January 2011 he received the National Television Awards special recognition award.[58] Forsyth was made a Knight Bachelor
Knight Bachelor
in the 2011 Birthday Honours for services to entertainment and charity.[59] This followed a years-long public campaign to award him a knighthood. His investiture, by the Queen, took place on 12 October 2011 and he became Sir Bruce Forsyth CBE.[60] 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
London 2012
Torch Relay.[61] Forsyth earned a place in the 2013 Guinness Book of World Records
Guinness Book of World Records
as the male TV entertainer having had the longest career, calling it a "wonderful surprise".[62][63] He also appeared at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival on the Avalon stage, becoming the oldest performer to ever play at the festival.[64]. In 2018 the NTA's honoured the memory of Sir Bruce by naming an NTA award after him. Personal life[edit] Forsyth was married to Penny Calvert from 1953 until their divorce in 1973, with whom he had three daughters named Debbie, Julie, and Laura.[65] In 1973, he married Anthea Redfern, the hostess on The Generation Game. They had two daughters, Charlotte and Louisa, before divorcing in 1979. Asked to judge the 1980 Miss World competition, Forsyth met Puerto Rican beauty queen Wilnelia Merced, who was a fellow judge.[66] They were married from 1983[65] until his death in 2017. They had one son together, Jonathan Joseph, better known as "JJ".[67] By his six children, Forsyth had nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.[68] Forsyth was a supporter and ambassador for the children's charity Caudwell Children,[69] regularly appearing at many of their fundraising events.[70] In August 2014, Forsyth was one of 200 public figures who signed a letter to The Guardian
The Guardian
expressing their hope that Scotland would vote to remain part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
in September's referendum on that issue.[71] Forsyth lived at the exclusive Wentworth Estate
Wentworth Estate
in Surrey.[72][73] Until 2000, he also occupied a flat in Nell Gwynn House, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea.[74] Illness and death[edit] Towards the end of his life, Forsyth suffered from ill health, which reduced his appearances in public. On 8 October 2015, he was admitted to hospital for cuts and minor concussion after falling at his home, caused by his tripping over a rug and hitting his head as a result.[75] A month later, he made his last full TV appearance on Strictly Children in Need Special,[33] with filming for this taking place prior to him undergoing surgery for an abdominal aortic aneurysm on 12 November.[76] As a result of his surgery, Forsyth was unable to host that year's Strictly Come Dancing
Strictly Come Dancing
Christmas Special
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.[77] 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.[78] 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.[79] On 18 August 2017, Forsyth died of bronchial pneumonia at his Wentworth Estate
Wentworth Estate
home, aged 89.[80][81] 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
BBC
director general Tony Hall and Prime Minister Theresa May.[82] BBC
BBC
One aired Sir Bruce Forsyth – Mr Entertainment, in place of the scheduled The One Show, in tribute.[83] Forsyth was laid to rest on 5 September 2017 in a private ceremony attended only by close family and friends. 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.[84] On 14 December 2017, BBC
BBC
announced that it would produce a tribute show to Forsyth at the London Palladium
London Palladium
on 21 February 2018.[85] Hosted by Tess Daly, Sir Bruce: A Celebration was broadcast on BBC
BBC
One on 11 March 2018.[86] Filmography[edit] Film and television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1958–1964 Sunday Night at the London Palladium[87] Host TV

1960 The Royal Variety Performance'[87] Host TV

1961 The Royal Variety Performance[87] Host TV

1965–1969, 1973 The Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Show[87] Host TV

1966 1975 Frankie and Bruce[87] Co-star TV

1968 Star![87] Arthur Lawrence Film

1969 Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? Uncle Limelight Film

1969 Red Peppers[87] George Pepper TV

1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks[87] Swinburne, Bookman's henchman Film

1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins[87] Clayton (segment "Avarice") Film

1971–1977 1990–1994 The Generation Game[87] Host TV

1971 The Royal Variety Performance[87] Host TV

1973 The Good Old Days[87] Guest star TV

1974 Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Meets Lulu[88] Host TV

1976 The Mating Season[87] Bruce Gillespie TV

1976 The Muppet Show[24] Guest star TV

1978 Bruce Forsyth's Big Night[87] Host TV

1980 Sammy and Bruce[87] Co-star TV

1980–1987 1994–1999 2002–2003 Play Your Cards Right[87] Host TV

1983 Anna Pavlova[87] Alfred Batt Film

1984 Hollywood or Bust[87] Host TV

1986 Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak[87] Host TV

1986 Magnum, P.I.: A Little Bit of Luck...A Little Bit of Grief Lottery Host TV

1986–1987 Slinger's Day[87] Slinger TV

1988 The Royal Variety Performance[87] Co-host with Ronnie Corbett TV

1988 Bruce and Ronnie[87] Co-star TV

1988–1990 You Bet![87] Host TV

1990–1991 Takeover Bid[87] Host TV

1992–1993 Bruce's Guest Night[87] Host TV

1992 Fiddly Foodle Bird[87] Narrator TV

1995–2001 Bruce's Price Is Right[87] Host TV

1997 An Audience with Bruce Forsyth[87] Host TV

2000 House![87] Bruce Forsyth Film

2000 Tonight at the London Palladium[87] Host TV

2003/2010 Have I Got News for You
Have I Got News for You
[41] Guest Host TV

2004 Didn't They Do Well[87] Host TV

2004–2013, 2014, 2015 Strictly Come Dancing[footnotes 1][87] Co-host with Tess Daly TV

2010 Who Do You Think You Are?[44] Guest Host TV

2011 The Rob Brydon Show[89] Guest TV

2012 National Television Awards[87] Guest (With Ant & Dec) TV

2013 Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway[90] (Little Ant & Dec segment) Guest TV

2013 When Miranda Met Bruce[87] Guest star TV

2014 Perspectives: Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
on Sammy Davis Jr[91] Host TV

2014 Bruce's Hall of Fame[87] Host TV

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1958 – 2004 One-man show which had various titles Himself Intermittently toured UK[92][93]

1962 Every Night at the Palladium[94] Himself Starred with Morecambe and Wise
Morecambe and Wise
in a season at the London Palladium

1964 Little Me[95] Various Characters A 334 performance season at the Cambridge Theatre

1978 The Traveling Music Show[95] Fred Limelight A four-month season at Her Majesty's Theatre, before touring the UK

1979 Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
on Broadway[95] Himself A five performance season of his one-man show at the Winter Garden Theatre from 12–17 June

2012–2015 Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Entertains[96] Himself Toured the UK

Discography[edit] Singles[edit]

1959, "Excerpts from The Desert Song
The Desert Song
(No.2)", with June Bronhill, Edmund Hockridge, Inia Te Wiata, The Williams Singers, Michael Collins and His Orchestra, (7", EP, Mono), His Master's Voice: 7EG 8676[97] 1960, "I'm A Good Boy", Parlophone
Parlophone
, (2 versions)[97] 1960, "I'm In Charge", (7"), Parlophone: 45-R 4535[97] 1962, "The Oh-Be-Joyfuls, (7"), Piccadilly: 7N.35086[97] 1964, "Real Live Girl", (7", Single), Pye Records: 7N.15744[97] 1964, "Saturday Sunshine", (7"), Piccadilly: 7N.35169[97] 1964, "The Mysterious People", (7", Single), Piccadilly: 1189[97] 1965, "Real Live Girl", (7", Single), Blue Cat: BC 105[97] 1968, "I'm Backing Britain" / "There's Not Enough Love in the World", Pye Records (2 versions) [97] 1973, "Didn't He Do Well?" (7", Single, Lar), Phillips: 6006 285[97] 1978, "Love Medley", with Valerie Walsh, (7", Single, Promo), CBS: S CBS
CBS
6469[97]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions

UK

The Musical Side Of Bruce

Released: 1973 Label: Pye Records: NSPL 18405

Both Sides of Bruce (Live)

Released: 1977 Label: Warner Bros. Records

Come Get It!

Released: 1979 Label: Pye Records

Mr. Entertainment

Released: 19 March 2007 Label: EMI Records

These Are My Favourites[46]

Released: 7 November 2011 Label: EMI Records

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Footnotes[edit]

^ He was guest host for three specials after 2013 - the Children in Need specials in 2014 and 2015, and the 2014 Christmas Special. He made a guest appearance for the 2015 Christmas Special
Special
via Video Message.

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1971–2000

Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
(1971) Freddie Young (1972) Grace Wyndham Goldie (1973) David Lean
David Lean
(1974) Jacques Cousteau
Jacques Cousteau
(1975) Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
(1976) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1976) Denis Forman (1977) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1978) Lew Grade
Lew Grade
(1979) Huw Wheldon
Huw Wheldon
(1979) David Attenborough
David Attenborough
(1980) John Huston
John Huston
(1980) Abel Gance
Abel Gance
(1981) Michael Powell
Michael Powell
& Emeric Pressburger
Emeric Pressburger
(1981) Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda
(1982) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1983) Hugh Greene (1984) Sam Spiegel
Sam Spiegel
(1984) Jeremy Isaacs (1985) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1986) Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
(1987) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1988) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1989) Paul Fox (1990) Louis Malle
Louis Malle
(1991) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1992) David Plowright (1992) Sydney Samuelson (1993) Colin Young (1993) Michael Grade
Michael Grade
(1994) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1995) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1996) Ronald Neame
Ronald Neame
(1996) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1996) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1996) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1997) Steven Bochco
Steven Bochco
(1997) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(1997) Oswald Morris (1997) Harold Pinter
Harold Pinter
(1997) David Rose (1997) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1998) Bill Cotton
Bill Cotton
(1998) Eric Morecambe
Eric Morecambe
& Ernie Wise
Ernie Wise
(1999) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(1999) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(2000) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(2000) Peter Bazalgette
Peter Bazalgette
(2000)

2001–present

Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2001) John Thaw
John Thaw
(2001) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2001) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(2002) Merchant Ivory Productions (2002) Andrew Davies (2002) John Mills
John Mills
(2002) Saul Zaentz
Saul Zaentz
(2003) David Jason (2003) John Boorman
John Boorman
(2004) Roger Graef (2004) John Barry (2005) David Frost
David Frost
(2005) David Puttnam
David Puttnam
(2006) Ken Loach
Ken Loach
(2006) Anne V. Coates (2007) Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis
(2007) Will Wright (2007) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(2008) Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
(2008) Dawn French
Dawn French
& Jennifer Saunders
Jennifer Saunders
(2009) Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam
(2009) Nolan Bushnell
Nolan Bushnell
(2009) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2010) Shigeru Miyamoto
Shigeru Miyamoto
(2010) Melvyn Bragg
Melvyn Bragg
(2010) Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee
(2011) Peter Molyneux
Peter Molyneux
(2011) Trevor McDonald (2011) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2012) Rolf Harris
Rolf Harris
(2012) Alan Parker
Alan Parker
(2013) Gabe Newell
Gabe Newell
(2013) Michael Palin
Michael Palin
(2013) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2014) Rockstar Games
Rockstar Games
(2014) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2014) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2015) David Braben (2015) Jon Snow (2015) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(2016) John Carmack
John Carmack
(2016) Ray Galton & Alan Simpson (2016) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(2017) Joanna Lumley
Joanna Lumley
(2017) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
(2018)

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