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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 was a director and producer, known for 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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Stage: Appeared (as "Dancer"; Broadway debut) in "Something for the Boys" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music / Lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Herbert Fields (also book director) and Dorothy Fields. Choral arrangements by William Parson. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek, Robert Russell Bennett, Don Walker and Ted Royal. Scenic Design... See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | 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 »


Following his death, he was interred with his wife Nora Kaye at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. See more »



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