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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 »

Known For

Footloose
Footloose Director
(1984)
Steel Magnolias
Steel Magnolias Director
(1989)
The Secret of My Succe$s
(1987)
The Goodbye Girl
The Goodbye Girl Director
(1977)

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Other Works:

Stage: Directed / choreographed "Finian's Rainbow", produced on Broadway. Musical (revival). Based on material by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy. Musical Director: Max Meth. 46th Street Theatre: 23 May 1960-1 Jun 1960 (unknown performances). Cast: Anita Alvarez (as "Susan Mahoney"), Carol Brice (as "Maude"), Jeannie Carson (as "Sharon ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Herb Ross Dancers | The Herb Ross Dancers | Herb Ross
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Personal Quote:

[on his father's death from heart failure after Ross dropped out of school] The truth will look very ugly in print, but the fact is that I don't feel guilty about what happened. I say this in spite of the fact that certain relatives--fortunately not my sister or my stepmother--accused me of causing my father's death. I would do the same thing again, because there was no other alternative for me. ... See more »

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Directed the concert version of the Sondheim/Goldman musical "Follies" which was filmed and released as "Follies in Concert" in 1985. See more »

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Herb

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