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(Sir) Bruce Forsyth


Born - 22 February 1928, Edmonton, London, England
Died - 18 August 2017

Legendary, spade-chinned, ever-smiling, throatily-spoken English comedian, game-show host, and light singer and dancer, born Bruce Forsyth-Johnson, and in show business from childhood, making a TV debut in 1939 as Master Bruce Johnson, boy tap dancer. Shooting to fame as the fast-talking host of the long-running TV variety show Sunday Night at the London Palladium in the 1950s, he made a few films in his forties and beyond: Star! (1968), Can Hieronymous Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1968), If It Moves It's Rude: The Story of the Windmill Theatre (1969), The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (1971), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), The Mating Season (1976) and House! (2000), his last. Three times married, the first to actress Penny Calvert, he died from bronchial pneumonia. Latterly the twinkle-eyed host of Strictly Come Dancing.