Bryan Forbes

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Bryan Forbes CBE
Born John Theobald Clarke
22 July 1926(1926-07-22)
Stratford, West Ham, Essex, England
Died 8 May 2013(2013-05-08) (aged 86)
Virginia Water, Surrey, England
Cause of death Long illness
Nationality British
Alma mater Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
Occupation Actor, Screenwriter, Movie producer, Movie director, Author
Years active 1945-2009
Known for Directing The Stepford Wives (1975)
Spouse Constance Smith (m. 1951–1955) «start: (1951)–end+1: (1956)»"Marriage: Constance Smith to Bryan Forbes" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_Forbes)
Nanette Newman (m. 1955–2013) «start: (1955)–end+1: (2014)»"Marriage: Nanette Newman to Bryan Forbes" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_Forbes)
Children Sarah Standing
Emma Forbes

Bryan Forbes (John Theobold Clarke; 22 July 1926 – 8 May 2013) was a British actor, screenwriter, movie director and producer, and writer. He was known for directing the 1975 horror movie The Stepford Wives. He was nominated for an Academy Award.

Forbes was born on 22 July 1926 in Stratford, West Ham, Essex. He was raised in Forest Gate, West Ham. Forbes studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

He was married to Constance Smith from 1951 until they divorced in 1954. He was married to Nanette Newman from 1955 until his death 2013. They had two daughters.

Forbes was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1975. In 2012, Forbes said that he was misdiagnosed. Forbes died on 8 May 2013 in Virginia Water, Surrey, England from a long illness, aged 86.[1]

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