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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 13 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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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 #23.19 (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:

His ballet, "Bob Fosse's Dancin", was performed in a Large American Company of Dancers production at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, London, England. He and Gail Benedict were the directors. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Niles and Fosse | Robert Fosse | Fosse | Fosse & Niles


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Personal Quote:

I would never discriminate against someone's talent because they showed the poor taste to like me. See more »


After 1945, formed a dance partnership (mixing ballet with tap), with his then-wife, Mary Ann Niles, performing at nightclubs and in stage musicals. See more »


In most of his choreographed sequences, you will see him or his proteges wearing a hat/gloves. See more »


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