Jerome Robbins (1918–1998)


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Jerome Robbins was one of the founding members of the Ballet Theatre when it was formed in 1940 portraying a variety of roles for several years before devising his own creations such as 'Fancy Free' about 3 sailors on leave in New York which marked a long association with Leonard Bernstein. With Jerome in one of the leading roles it opened at the ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

West Side Story Additional Crew
(1961)
Fiddler on the Roof Additional Crew
(1971)
On the Town Writer
(1949)
Producers' Showcase Additional Crew
(1955-1956)

Filmography

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 2015 Gypsy: Live from the Savoy Theatre (TV Movie) (originally directed & choreographed by)
 2012 Something's Coming (TV Short) (choreographer)
 1993 Gypsy (TV Movie) (choreographer) / (choreographer: original stage production) / (director: original stage production)
 1980 Live from Studio 8H: An Evening with Jerome Robbins (TV Special) (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 Movie) (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 Special) (dances for "The King and I")
 1942 I Danced with Don Porfirio (choreographer)
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Other Works:

(Summer 1961) His musical, "West Side Story," was performed in a Kenley Players production at the Veterans Memorial Theatre in Columbus and at Packard Music Hall Theatre in Warren, Ohio with Carla Alberghetti in the cast. John Kenley was artistic director. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[to Irving Berlin] Give me something to dance about and I'll dance it. See more »

Trivia:

Only three times in Academy Award history have director-collaborators been nominated for Best Directing Oscars: Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins for West Side Story (1961), Warren Beatty and Buck Henry for Heaven Can Wait (1978) and Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for No Country for Old Men (2007). (Wise/Robbins and the Coens actually won the award). See more »

Nickname:

Jerry

Star Sign:

Libra

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