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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 10 November 1949Seattle, Washington, USA
Nickname Annie
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ann Reinking was born on November 10, 1949, in Seattle, Washington. Renowned more for her dancing than acting, Reinking has danced in many Broadway shows. She made her film debut in Movie Movie (1978) and the following year starred opposite Roy Scheider and Jessica Lange in the Bob Fosse biopic All That Jazz (1979), which won many Oscar nominations -- including a nod for Best Picture of 1979. Reinking was charming as Grace Farrell, the sympathetic and devoted secretary to grouchy Daddy Warbucks (Albert Finney) in John Huston's Annie (1982), in which she sang the songs "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here", "We Got Annie" and "Let's Go To The Movies." Her best performance was also in her last film to date in Blake Edwards' brilliant 1984 comedy Micki + Maude (1984), in which Dudley Moore plays a bigamist with two pregnant wives -- workaholic attorney Micki (Reinking) and laid-back cellist Maude (Amy Irving). After that, Ann Reinking never acted in another motion picture. She married financier Herbert Allen and only popped up sporadically on television and on the stage. Her big Broadway comeback occurred in the early 1990s with Chicago, which won her a well-deserved Tony Award for Best Choreography.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Barnaby Marriott - barnabymarriott@yahoo.com

Spouse (4)

Peter Talbert (1991 - present)
James Stuart (1989 - 1991) (divorced) (1 child)
Herbert A. Allen (25 August 1982 - 1989) (divorced)
Larry Small (1970 - 1970) (divorced)

Trivia (21)

Played the role of "Maggie" on the Broadway stage in "Over Here", with John Travolta and The Andrews Sisters.
Won Broadway's 1997 Tony Award as Best Choreographer for a revival of "Chicago." She was nominated on three other occasions: in 1975, as Best Actress (Musical) for "Goodtime Charley;" in 1978 as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for "Dancin';" and in 1999 as Best Director (Musical), along with collaborator Richard Maltby Jr., for "Fosse."
She choreographed "Fosse", performed at the Prince of Wales Theatre, which was nominated for Best Musical at the 2001 (2000 season) Laurence Olivier Theatre Awards.
She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2001 (2000 season) for Best Theatre Choreography, with the late Bob Fosse, for "Fosse", at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
She was nominated for a 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Theatre Choreographer of 1997 season for "Chicago".
Founder of the Broadway Theater Project in Tampa, Florida, an international program that connects students with real-life professionals who teach the ins and outs of theater life on- and off-stage.
Closely associated with dancer/choreographer Bob Fosse, she was his protégé and partner, both personally and professionally, during the 1970s (though Fosse was separated from, but still married to, Gwen Verdon), and continues to this day promoting his name and dancing style.
First worked with Bob Fosse as a chorus member in "Pippin" on Broadway in 1972.
Replaced Gwen Verdon as "Roxie Hart" in the stage version of "Chicago" in 1977 although there was a 25-year age difference. Verdon, herself, was married to Bob Fosse.
One of seven children.
Performed at "Broadway Comes To Yonkers" a benefit to help raise money for "Youth Theatre Interactions, Inc. (YTI)" a Westchester-based theatre school that caters to apsiring actors between the ages of 9-19.
Artistic Director of the Broadway Theater Project in Tampa, Florida.
Despite playing a part based on herself in All That Jazz (1979), director Bob Fosse still made her audition several times before she was cast.
Has one child from her marriage to James Stuart. Son, Christopher Reinking Stuart (b. 1990).
She and Chet Walker were nominated for a 1988 Joseph Jefferson Award for Choreography for "Pal Joey", at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
She was nominated for a 2002 Joseph Jefferson Award for Choreography for "The Visit", at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
She was awarded the 1998 Back Stage Garland Award for Outstanding Choreography for "Chicago" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Richard Maltby Jr., Chet Walker and her musical, "Fosse" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 1998 Back Stage Garland Award for Outstanding Production.
Chet Walker and she was awarded the 1998 Back Stage Garland Award for Outstanding Choreography for "Fosse" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Richard Maltby Jr., Chet Walker and her musical, "Fosse" on Broadway in New York City was nominated for the 1999 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Musical. (Richard Maltby Jr. Chet Walker and Ann Reinking).
Bob Fosse and she were awarded the 1999 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Choreography for "Fosse" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

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