He was an all-singing, all-dancing star of British stage and screen for 75 years. In 2012, Guinness World Records recognised Forsyth as having the longest television career for a male entertainer That career in showbusiness began when he was just 14 when he launched his song, dance and accordion act, Boy Bruce, The Mighty Atom. He had decided to train in dance after watching Hollywood films starring Fred Astaire.
Sir Bruce Forsyth will always be with us
He came to national attention from the mid-1950s through the ITV series Sunday Night at the London Palladium. He went on to host several game shows, including The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right, The Price Is Right and You Bet! He co-presented Strictly Come Dancing from 2004 to 2013 Forsyth’s showbiz awards include Variety Club Show Business Personality of the Year in 1975; TV Times Male TV Personality of the Year, in 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978; and BBC TV Personality of the Year in 1991. Forsyth was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1998 and Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2006 New Year Honors. He also received a Royal Television Society Lifetime Achievement Award on 17 March 2009 and the National Television Awards special recognition award in 2011. He was given the honor of carrying the Olympic flame through London, in 2012.