Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson CBE (22 February 1928 – 18 August 2017) was an English television personality, actor and dancer. He has presented Sunday Night at the London Palladium, Play Your Cards Right, The Generation Game, You Bet? and The Price Is Right. He presented Strictly Come Dancing from 2004 to 2013.
Sir Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson
22 February 1928
|Died||18 August 2017 (age 89)|
Wentworth Estate, Surrey, England, UK
|Other names||Brucie, Brucey, Bruce Johnson, Bruce Forsyth Johnson, Boy Bruce, the Mighty Atom, Mr Entertainment, Sir Brucie, Sir Brucey|
|Occupation||Television presenter, Game show host, Comedian, Dancer, Singer|
|Spouse(s)||Penny Calvert (1953–1973, divorced)|
Anthea Redfern (1973–1979, divorced)
Wilnelia Merced (1983–2017)
|Children||5 daughters, 1 son|
Forsyth was born in Edmonton, Middlesex. He was educated at The Latymer School.
In 2008 he was awarded the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award, a lifetime achievement award. He received a Royal Television Society Lifetime Achievement Award on 17 March 2009. On 26 January 2011 he received the National Television Awards special recognition award.
From 1953 to 1973, Forsyth was married to Penny Calvert. They had three daughters: Debbie, Julie and Laura. According to his autobiography, he dated Miss World 1964 Ann Sidney during her reign. In a 2009 interview, Kathy Kirby said she was Forsyth's lover and that he proposed marriage. From 1973 to 1979, he was married to Anthea Redfern, who was the hostess on The Generation Game. They had two daughters: Charlotte and Louisa. He fell in love with his fellow judge, Wilnelia Merced, at the 1980 Miss World competition. They married in 1983, and had one son together, Jonathan Joseph Forsyth Johnson (born 1987). By his six children, he had eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
On 18 August 2017, Forsyth died at his home in Surrey, England of complications of bronchopneumonia, aged 89.
Television and moviesEdit
|1957–1961||Sunday Night at the London Palladium||Himself||TV|
|1966||The Bruce Forsyth Show||Host||TV|
|Frankie and Bruce||Himself||TV|
|1969||Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?||Uncle Limelight|
|1969||Red Peppers||George Pepper||TV|
|1971||Bedknobs and Broomsticks||Swinburne, Bookman's henchman||Film|
|1971||The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins||Avarice Segment|
|Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game||Host||TV|
|1976||The Muppet Show||Himself||TV|
|1978||Bruce Forsyth's Big Night||Host||TV|
|Bruce Forsyth's Play Your Cards Right||Host||TV|
|1986||Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak||Host||TV|
|1986||Magnum, P.I.: A Little Bit of Luck...A Little Bit of Grief||TV|
|1988||Bruce and Ronnie||Himself||TV|
|1995–2001||Bruce's Price is Right||Himself||TV|
|1997||An Audience with Bruce Forsyth||Host||TV|
|2000||Tonight at the London Palladium||Himself||TV|
|2003||Have I Got News for You||Guest Appearance||TV|
|2003||Bruce Forsyth Host||Himself||DVD / Guest appearance on Have I Got News for You DVD|
|2004 – 2014||Strictly Come Dancing||Host||TV|
|2007||The Generation Game: Then Again||Host||TV|
|2010||Have I Got News For You||Guest Appearance||TV|
|2010||Who Do You Think You Are?||Guest Appearance||TV|
|2011||The Rob Brydon Show||Guest||TV|
|2012||National Television Awards||Guest (With Ant & Dec)||TV|
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Both Sides of Bruce (Live)||
|Come Get It!||
|These Are My Favourites||
- ↑ "Programme Awards Winners 2008". Royal Television Society. 2009. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
- ↑ "Winners 2011". National Television Awards. 26 January 2011. Archived from the original on 14 November 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
- ↑ Bruce Forsyth: The Autobiography. Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd (10 October 2001) ISBN 978-0-283-07338-0
- ↑ "Kathy Kirby breaks her 26-year silence". Sunday Express. 1 March 2009. Retrieved 22 March 2009.
- ↑ Bruce Forsyth IMDb profile
- ↑ "Bruce Forsyth". The Observer. London. 12 December 2004. Retrieved 27 April 2010.
- ↑ "Sir Bruce Forsyth: TV legend dies aged 89". BBC News. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017.