Bruce : The Autobiography

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  • Hardback | 568 pages
  • Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
  • Bath, United Kingdom
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type edition
  • 0754018490
  • 9780754018490

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There are many British contenders for the unofficial titles of Mr Light Entertainment, or King of the Catchphrase, and the foremost of these must be Bruce Forsyth. This youngest child of an Edmonton family was encouraged in his show business ambitions by doting parents and spent his formative years treading the boards of theatres, both salubrious and seedy. His early career even saw him reduced to touring the country in a caravan with his young wife. But from the moment he stepped onto the stage as the comp?re of Sunday Night at the London Palladium in 1958 Brucie became a household name. His popularity was consolidated with the hugely successful gameshows The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right and Bruce's Price is Right. Now in his 70s, Forsyth proves once again that he has lost none of his wit and verve with this sparkling and revealing autobiography. Anecdotes and sketches have been the stuff of his life and he proves it here by being outrageous, humorous and rueful by turns. Although there are no sensational expos?s of past scandals, Forsyth does endear himself to the reader by including candid explanations for the breakdown of his first two marriages, affectionate references to his five daughters and one son and admissions of his own weaknesses and failings. He also often alludes to the joy he has found in his 20-year marriage to his third wife, former Miss World Wilnelia Merced. Forsyth obviously has a quickfire brain, honed through years of ad-libbing, which is clearly indicated by his inclination to head off on tangents away from his ostensibly linear storyline in order to relate yarns that have just popped into his mind. Thankfully this tendency never degenerates into rambling obscurity and is all part of this autobiography's charm. (Kirkus UK)
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