Bryan Forbes

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Bryan Forbes CBE
BornJohn Theobald Clarke
(1926-07-22)22 July 1926
Stratford, West Ham, Essex, England
Died8 May 2013(2013-05-08) (aged 86)
Virginia Water, Surrey, England
Cause of deathLong illness
NationalityBritish
Alma materRoyal Academy of Dramatic Arts
OccupationActor, Screenwriter, Movie producer, Movie director, Author
Years active1945-2009
Known forDirecting The Stepford Wives (1975)
Spouse(s)
Constance Smith (m. 1951–1955)

Nanette Newman (m. 1955–2013)
ChildrenSarah 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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  1. "Stepford Wives film director Bryan Forbes dies aged 86". BBC Online. 8 May 2013.

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