Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Bruce Forsyth Biography (1928-)
Full name, Bruce Forsyth Johnson; born February 22, 1928, in London, England;son of John Forsyth and Florence Ada (Pocknell) Johnson; married Olivia (Penny) Calvert (divorced); married Anthea Redfern (divorced); married third wife, Wilnelia. children: Julia, Laura, Deborah (first marriage); Charlotte, Louisa (second marriage). Addresses: AGENT--c/o London Management, 235-241Regent Street, London W1A 2JT, England.
- Birth Details
- February 22, 1928
- London, England
- STAGE DEBUT--Boy Bruce, "The Mighty Atom" (variety act), Theatre Royal, Bilston, Staffordshire, U.K., 1942.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Bruce Forsyth on Broadway (one-man show), Winter Garden Theatre, 1979.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Presto the Jester, The Sleeping Beauty, Palladium Theatre, London, 1958.
- various roles, Little Me, Cambridge Theatre, London, 1964.
- Charlie, Birds on the Wing, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1969.
- The Bruce Forsyth Show (one-man show), New London Theatre, London, 1975.
- Fred Limelight, The Traveling Music Show, Her Majesty's Theatre, London,1978.
- Also appeared in summer shows and pantomime.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Bruce Forsyth on Tour (one-man show), U.K. cities, 1975.
- FILM DEBUT--Arthur Lawrence, Star (also known as Those Were the Happy Times), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Swinburne, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Buena Vista, 1971.
- Also appeared in Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and FindTrue Happiness?, Regional, 1969; The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins, Tigon, 1971; Pavlova, Poseidon, 1983.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- The Generation Game.
- Play Your Cards Right.
- Sunday Night at the London Palladium.
- The Bruce Forsyth Show.
- Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak, ABC, 1986.
- Also appeared in The Mating Game, Bring on the Girls, Forsyth Follies, and Hollywood or Bust.