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Bruce The Autobiography by Bruce Forsyth
  

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Bruce The Autobiography by Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth is known across four generations as the face of family entertainment classics such as The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right and The Price is Right. His is an amazing story that spans more than two thirds of the twentieth century. In the late 1950s, over half of Britain would tune in to Sunday Night at the London Palladium, making Bruce a star in a few weeks. But it had been a long slog since his debut as a fourteen-year-old 'Boy Bruce the Mighty Atom' in 1942, then wartime work for the Red Cross and National Service, and playing every theatre, concert party, summer season, double act and review known to man. Bruce's first-ever account of his whole life is chock full of anecdotes, honest appraisals of tough times, failed marriages and affairs, comments on entertainment and what it took to be a comedian at the height of his powers. 'In the gameshow of life, Brucie hasn't just won the TV, the golf clubs and the hostess trolley. He's won the cuddly toy as well' Mirror

About the Author

Born in Edmonton, north London in 1928, Sir Bruce Forsyth's extraordinary career has spanned some eight decades and has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the longest TV career of a male entertainer in the world. His first appearance was in 1938 but it was not until 20 years later that he became a household name when he was asked to host the biggest television show of the time, Sunday Night At The London Palladium. He has been on prime time television in the UK ever since, more than 50 years, with classic shows like The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right, The Price Is Right, You Bet! and, most recently, Strictly Come Dancing. One of the great 'variety' entertainers, Bruce is a man of many talents - a dancer, a singer, a comedian, a pianist, an actor - and, television aside, he has starred in musicals, appeared in movies and played live in countless theatres across the world. In 2011, his contribution to the entertainment industry was formally recognised when he was awarded a knighthood by the Queen. This collection of photos, many never seen before, is a testament to his fascinating career.

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Book Info

Publication date

24th August 2017

Author

Bruce Forsyth

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
448 pages
Interest Age: From 17 years

Categories

Autobiography: arts & entertainment
Television
Variety shows, music hall, cabaret

ISBN

9781509854578

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