Didn't he do well: how Bruce Forsyth made Saturday nights swing

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Didn't he do well: how Bruce Forsyth made Saturday nights swing

Post  Sirop14 on Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:38 pm

Didn't he do well: how Bruce Forsyth made Saturday nights swing
The Guardian 12m ago

Records, it is often said, are made to be broken. But the showbiz career of Sir Bruce Forsyth – from a teenage music hall act as “Boy Bruce, the Mighty Atom” to Strictly Come Dancing – will surely only be beaten if someone can achieve an even more spectacular combination of precocity, longevity and ability to adapt to new entertainment formats. Remarkably, his TV credits spanned three quarters of a century – most of the medium’s lifetime.

In 1939, the 11-year-old Bruce Forsyth-Johnson (the birth name he later shortened to save on lightbulbs outside theatres) performed a dance routine on an early BBC talent show, Come and Be Televised, broadcast live from Radiolympia in London. No recording of the performance exists, but he recalled in his final book, Strictly Bruce: Stories of My Life, that he told the host: “I want to dance like Fred Astaire, be a star and buy my mum a fur coat.”


https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/aug/18/didnt-he-do-well-how-bruce-forsyth-made-saturday-nights-swing

Bruce Forsyth dead aged 89: Legendary entertainer and face of Strictly Come Dancing passes away
Mirror.co.uk 32m ago
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http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/bruce-forsyth-dead-aged-89-11011668

TV veteran Sir Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89
http://www.itv.com/news/2017-08-18/tv-veteran-sir-bruce-forsyth-has-died-at-the-age-of-89/

Goodbye to Sir Bruce Forsyth, Britain's heavyweight of light entertainment
http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/goodbye-to-sir-bruce-forsyth-britain-s-heavyweight-of-light-entertainment-1-8710798


From Generation Game to Strictly, Sir Bruce Forsyth made his mark on British TV
Glasgow Evening Times 30m ago
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/15482826.From_Generation_Game_to_Strictly__Sir_Bruce_Forsyth_made_his_mark_on_British_TV/

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Re: Didn't he do well: how Bruce Forsyth made Saturday nights swing

Post  Sirop14 on Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:54 pm

Sir Bruce Forsyth's private funeral held

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41160807

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