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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)
Play It Again, Sam
(1972)

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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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Alternate Names:

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

[explaining why he quit ballet as a professional career] I was too tall and big-boned and never had good feet. See more »

Trivia:

Directed 12 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Peter O'Toole, George Burns, Walter Matthau, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Anne Bancroft, Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Browne, Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, Maggie Smith and Julia Roberts. Burns, Dreyfuss and Smith won Oscars for their performances in one of Ross' movies. See more »

Nickname:

Herb

Star Sign:

Taurus

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