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Jerome Robbins (1918–1998)

Jerome Robbins was born on October 11, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA as Jerome Rabinowitz. He is known for his work on West Side Story (1961), On the Town (1949) and Fiddler on the Roof (1971). He died on July 29, 1998 in New York City. See full bio »

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 2012 Something's Coming (TV Short) (choreographer)
 1993 Gypsy (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1980 Live from Studio 8H: An Evening with Jerome Robbins (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1979 Baryshnikov at the White House (TV Movie) (choreographer: "Four Chopin Dances")
 1971 Fiddler on the Roof (choreographer: New York stage production) / (director: New York stage production)
 1962 Gypsy (based upon the stage play choreographed by) / (based upon the stage play directed by)
 1961 West Side Story (choreography by) / (stage play: director) / (stage play: orchestrator)
 1960 Peter Pan (TV Special) (choreographer)
 1957 The Pajama Game (stage director)
 1956 The King and I (dances and musical numbers staged by)
  Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (choreographer - 2 episodes, 1955 - 1956) (director - 1 episode, 1956)
- Peter Pan (1956) ... (choreographer) / (director: stage production)
- Peter Pan (1955) ... (choreographer)
 1954 General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (TV Movie) (dances for "The King and I")
 1942 I Danced with Don Porfirio (choreographer)
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Other Works:

He directed Jerry Bock and Joseph Stein's musical, "Fiddler On the Roof," at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, England with Topol and Miriam Karlin in the original London cast. See more »

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Won five Tony Awards: as Best Choreographer, in 1948 for "High Button Shoes" and in 1958 for "West Side Story;" as both Best Director (Musical) and Best Choreographer, in 1965 for "Fiddler on the Roof;" and as Best Director (Musical) in 1989 for "Jerome Robbins' Broadway." He was nominated four other times: as Best Choreographer, in 1957 with Bob Fosse for "Bells Are Ringing;" as Best Director (... See more »



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