SIR BRUCE FORSYTH, OBE.CBE
Bruce Forsyth is one of the U.K.’s most loved and durable stars and has now been in show business for more than six decades! It is a career begun very young when, in the middle of World War Two, he left school and aged 14 began performing professionally billed as “Boy Bruce The Might Atom”. Sixteen years later in 1958, he became an “overnight” star when he was chosen to host “Sunday Night At The London Palladium” and for fifty years he has remained one of the most influential and popular performers on British television. In 1998 he was awarded the O.B.E. and in 2006, the C.B.E. for his services to the entertainment industry. In 2008, as well as celebrating his 80th birthday, Bruce was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship, the highest accolade the Academy can bestow. Most recently, he has hosted eight series of BBC1’s “Strictly Come Dancing” which won Best Talent Show at the 2008 National Television Awards.
Little Me (Original London Cast) 1964, Travelling Music Show 1978, One Man Show (Winter Garden New York & Huntington Hartford Los Angeles 1979), London Palladium numerous, plus extensive tours UK, New Zealand & Australia).
Star 1968 (with Julie Andrews), Can Heironymous Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness 1969, Bedknobs and Broomsticks 1971, The Seven Deadly Sins 1971, Pavlova 1984.
Series include: Sunday Night At The London Palladium 1958-63, Piccadilly Spectaculars, Bruce Forsyth Show (ATV), The Generation Game (BBC 1971-77 and 1990-94), Bruce’s Big Night (LWT 1978), Play Your Cards Right (LWT 1980-87, 1994-99, 2002) Slingers Day (Thames 1985-6), Hollywood Or Bust (Thames 1984), Hot Streak (ABC USA 1984), You Bet! (LWT 1987-89), Takeover Bid (BBC 1990-91), Bruce’s Guest Night (BBC 1992-93), Bruce’s Price Is Right (ITV 1994 - 00), Tonight At The London Palladium (ITV 2000), Didn’t They Do Well (BBC1 2004) Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1 2004- ).
Numerous specials include:
The Canterville Ghost, Bruce Meets The Girls, Bruce And More Girls, The Forsyth Follies, The Muppet Show, The Entertainers (with Rita Moreno), Sammy and Bruce (with Sammy Davis Jnr.), The Mating Season, Sunday Night At The London Palladium 70th Birthday Special, Bruce and Ronnie (with Ronnie Corbett) An Audience With Bruce Forsyth, Bruce Forsyth On Bruce Forsyth, Brucie Goes To China, Bruce Goes Dancing, Bruce On Vegas, Who Do You Think You Are and twelve Royal Variety Shows as compere or star.
Include: Daily Mirror National TV Award 1961, Variety Club Showbusiness Personality Of The Year 1975, TV Times Favourite Male TV Personality 1975, 1976 and 1977, The Sun TV Personality Of The Year 1976 and 1977, TV Times Favourite Game Show Host 1984, BBC TV Personality Of The Year 1991, British Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, 1995, Royal Television Society Lifetime Achievement Award 1997, Top Television Personality Radio Times 75th Anniversary readers award, 1998. Lifetime Achievement Award Comic Heritage 2002, BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Award 2004, Loaded Laftas Lifetime Achievement 2006, BAFTA Fellowship 2008, Special Recognition National TV Awards 2011. Corporate Profile - Honorary Members
Bruce Forsyth receiving his knighthood on October 12, 2011. He became Sir Bruce Forsyth-Johnson CBE