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Herbert Ross (I) (1927–2001)

Herbert Ross was born on May 13, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Herbert David Ross. He is known for his work on Footloose (1984), Steel Magnolias (1989) and The Secret of My Succe$s (1987). He was married to Lee Radziwill and Nora Kaye. He died on October 9, 2001 in New York City. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Footloose Director
Steel Magnolias
Steel Magnolias Director
The Secret of My Succe$s
The Goodbye Girl
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Stage: Appeared (as "Member of the Russo-American Ballet Company") in "Look, Ma, I'm Dancin'!" on Broadway. Music / Lyrics / Vocal Arrangements by Hugh Martin. Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Ballet arrangements by Trude Rittman. Musical Director: Pem Davenport. Assistant to Hugh Martin: Buster Davis. Music orchestrated by ... See more »

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Herb Ross Dancers | The Herb Ross Dancers | Herb Ross

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[on T.R. Baskin (1971)] I was fooled by the script. I discovered in working on the script that it was like quicksand: the harder we worked, the more we investigated, the more damage we did. See more »


Former uncle of Caroline Kennedy and John Kennedy Jr. See more »



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