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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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Stage: Developed idea for / choreographed "On the Town" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music / additional lyrics by 'Leonard Bernstein (I)'. Book / Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Music orchestrated by Leonard Bernstein, Hershy Kay, Don Walker, Elliott Jacoby and Ted Royal. Musical Director: Max Goberman. Production Design by ... See more »

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Joined the New York City Ballet in 1948 at the prompting of its artistic director George Balanchine. See more »



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