Up 1,257 this week

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 »

Get Streaming for the Holidays

Revisit cherished classics and discover new titles. We're serving up what you need to stay warm and full of cheer all season long.

Visit our Holiday Streaming section

IMDb Asks: Lisa Edelstein

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, IMDb Asks brings you a livestream Q&A and online chat with Lisa Edelstein, star of "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce." Tune in to to participate in the live conversation and even ask a question yourself. The livestream is best viewed on laptops, desktops, and tablets.

Tune in for the one-on-one interview

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 people
created 07 Jul 2011
a list of 42 people
created 16 Apr 2014
list image
a list of 30 people
created 3 months ago
a list of 39 people
created 3 weeks ago
a list of 32 people
created 1 week ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Bob Fosse's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (17 credits)
 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)
Show Show Soundtrack (11 credits)
Show Show Actor (9 credits)
Show Show Director (8 credits)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (35 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (9 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

Pippin (1972). Musical comedy. Book by Roger O. Hirson [Uncredited]. Book by Bob Fosse. Music by Stephen Schwartz. Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Musical Director: Stanley Lebowsky. Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns. Dance arrangements by John Berkman. Choreographed by Bob Fosse. Directed by Bob Fosse. Imperial Theatre (moved to ... 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)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Don't dance for the audience; dance for yourself. See more »


Pictured on one of a set of 4 USA 'forever' commemorative postage stamps featuring Innovative Choreographers, issued 28 July 2012. Others honored in this issue were Isadora Duncan, José Limon and Katherine Dunham. Price on day of issue was 45¢. See more »


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


Bobbie See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Was Bob Fosse .... ? RonSinMichigan
Why did he and Gwen stay married? Shanynde
How He Made it To Sixty clay56
FFC versus Fosse blinkinrogue
OSCAR NOM. to FILM ratio CyberZim27
Hey Big Spender fairysk8r
Discuss Bob Fosse on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page