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Best-known as the presenter of some of the U.K.'s biggest game shows as well as his string of catch phrases, Sir Bruce Forsyth is perhaps the most popular and enduring all-round entertainer of his generation. Born in Edmonton, London in 1928, he developed a passion for dancing at a young age thanks to the films of Fred Astaire, and after performing in summer seasons, pantomimes, and dance acts throughout his youth, he landed his big break in 1958 when he was asked to compere the hit TV show Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Since then, he's rarely been absent from the screen, hosting the hugely successful The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right, and The Price Is Right, but it was in 2004 when he landed, arguably, his most high-profile role as co-presenter of BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing. Forsyth has also sporadically pursued a music career, releasing Both Sides of Bruce (Live) and Come Get It! in the late '70s, Mr. Entertainment in 2007, and his only chart entry, These Are My Favourites, in 2011, the same year he was awarded a knighthood for his services to entertainment and charity. ~ Jon O'Brien, Rovi
1928 in Edmonton, London