Person    | Male  Born 22/2/1928  Died 18/8/2017

Sir Bruce Forsyth

TV presenter and all-round entertainer. Born Edmonton. Sunday Night at the London Palladium, The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right, The Price Is Right, Strictly Come Dancing - the shows just keep getting better and better, don't you think?

Bonus fact: Brucie's great-great-great-great grandfather, William, was a founder of the Royal Horticultural Society and the forsythia plant is named for him (William not Bruce).

He died of bronchial pneumonia, aged 89 years, on 18 August 2017 at his Wentworth Estate home in Virginia Water, Surrey. His ashes were laid to rest beneath the stage at the London Palladium in a private ceremony.

The Telegraph has some great images of him through his career.

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Sir Bruce Forsyth

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Bruce Forsyth's ashes

Exactly a year after he died, Forsyth's ashes were laid to rest under the sta...

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Hippodrome - Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce appeared eight times between May 1964 and February 1981 and unveile...

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New WImbledon Theatre

New WImbledon Theatre

A Grade II listed theatre, which opened originally as just the Wimbledon Theatre. Many famous artistes appeared here between the wars. and the musicals 'Oliver!' and 'Half a Sixpence' premiered her...

Place, Theatre

1 memorial
Mrs Bateman

Mrs Bateman

We initially identified the Mrs Bateman on the mural as the wife of Sidney Frances Bateman, theatre manager, initially at the Lyceum Theatre with her husband but on his death she carried on alone f...

Person, Theatre

1 memorial
Les Miserables the musical

Les Miserables the musical

Originated in France as an album and then briefly as a show. Cameron Mackintosh got hold of it and the English show opened at the Barbican Centre in 1985.  Moved first to the Palace and then on 3 A...

Media, Fictional, Music / songs, Theatre

1 memorial
Curtain Theatre

Curtain Theatre

This, the second English purpose-built playhouse was erected very close to the first, The Theatre, and run by the same man, Burbage.  Not named for the modern drape on a proscenium arch, but for it...

Building, Theatre

2 memorials
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Born in Dublin as Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty Wills Wilde. 'Importance of Being Earnest', 'Picture of Dorian Gray', etc. A flamboyant aesthete, he may have been Grossmith's model for the character Bunt...

Person, Gender Issues, Literature, Poetry, Seriously Famous, Theatre, France, Ireland

7 memorials