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Bob Fosse (1927–1987)


Bob Fosse was born on June 23, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Robert Louis Fosse. He is known for his work on All That Jazz (1979), Cabaret (1972) and Chicago (2002). He was married to Gwen Verdon, Joan McCracken and Mary Ann Niles. He died on September 23, 1987 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2001 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- From Broadway: Fosse (2001) ... (choreographer: original)
 1981 Pippin: His Life and Times (TV Movie) (choreographer: original New York production) / (stage director: original New York production)
 1979 All That Jazz (choreographer)
 1974 The Little Prince (choreographer)
 1972 Liza with a Z (TV Special) (choreographer)
 1972 Cabaret (dances staged by)
 1970 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 1 February 1970 (1970) ... (choreographer)
 1969 Sweet Charity (choreographer) / (from the New York stage production staging and choreography by)
 1961 The Seasons of Youth (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1959 Startime (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- The Wonderful World of Entertainment (1959) ... (choreographer)
 1959 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.1 (1959) ... (choreographer)
 1958 Damn Yankees! (choreographer)
 1957 The Pajama Game (choreographer)
 1955 My Sister Eileen (choreographer - as Robert Fosse)
 1954 White Christmas (choreographer - uncredited)
 1953 Kiss Me Kate (choreographer - uncredited)
 1951 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (choreographer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.37 (1951) ... (choreographer)
- Episode #1.22 (1951) ... (choreographer)
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Other Works:

Stage: His musical, "Chicago", was performed at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, with Barbara E. Robertson, Alene Robertson, Vince Viverito in the cast. Choreographed and directed by David Bell. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert Fosse | Fosse

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the chances of an Oscar for All That Jazz (1979)] I'm such a long shot. I think anyone who bets on me should get a toaster, like they give out in banks, for having made the investment. See more »

Trivia:

Won seven Tony Awards out of 15 nominations, placing him just one win behind record-holder Gower Champion, who also had the same number of nominations. Fosse's wins were, as Best Choreographer: in 1955, for "The Pajama Game"; in 1956, for "Damn Yankees!"; in 1959, for "Redhead"; in 1963, for "Little Me"; in 1966, for "Sweet Charity"; in 1973 for "Pippin"; and as Best Director (Musical): in 1973, ... See more »

Trademark:

Highly stylized, sexual dance choreography See more »

Nickname:

Flash See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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