During the 1930s-1950s Sir Bruce Forsyth spent many happy holidays in Newquay, Cornwall, with his parents.
From when Bruce was about three, until the start of the second world war (and even during the war), he and his parents would head down to Cornwall, especially Newquay, to get away from it all.
In his autobiography “Bruce: The Autobiography” published in 2001, then republished in 2012 and now available on the Kindle too, Bruce Forsyth talks about his holidays in Cornwall. His father owned a garage, so they enjoyed the freedom of touring holidays earlier than most people and couldn’t get enough of Cornwall, 300 miles from where they lived in London.
Brucie: The Autobiography of Bruce Forsyth
To take a peek inside this autobiography, to see if it’s perfect beach reading material for your next holiday, click on the book cover below:
Born in 1928, in Edmonton, London, Bruce Forsyth has an entertainment career spanning over 75 years. His big break came in the 1950s, through the TV programme Sunday Night at the London Palladium; this was quickly followed by the Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right, The Price is Right, You Bet and the 2013 Strictly Come Dancing…. and hundreds of other appearances, programmes and shows.
Bruce Forsyth’s most famous catchphrase is “Nice to see you – to see you nice”, which, in 2007, the British public voted the most popular UK catchphrase.
He was knighted, becoming Sir Bruce Forsyth, in 2011 for his services to Entertainment and Charity.
In 2013 Bruce entered the Guinness Book of Records as the male TV entertainer with the longest career.
Bruce Forsyth died on Friday 18 August 2017 after more than a decade in showbusiness. RIP.
Check out the book: Brucie, The Biography of Sir Bruce Forsyth. (Amazon UK)