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Bob Fosse

Robert "Bob" Fosse (June 23, 1927 - September 23, 1987) is known as one of musical theater's greatest choreographers and directors. He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

He began his career as a dancer, appearing in such films as Give A Girl A Break[?] and Kiss Me Kate, both published in 1953. One year later he worked as a choreographer in his first two Broadway shows, "The Pajama Game[?]" (1954) and "Damn Yankees[?]" (1955). He also choreographed some other shows:

  • New Girl in Town (1957)
  • Redhead (1959)
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1960)
  • Chicago (1975)
  • Dancin (1977)

and some films:

1986 he directed and choreographed the Broadway production "Big Deal", which he also wrote.

Fosse earned many awards for his works. Among them were a Tony Award for Pippin, the Academy Award for Directing for Cabaret and an Emmy Award for "Liza with a Z[?]". He was the first person to win these three most important awards in the same year.

Bob Fosse was married to the dancer Gwen Verdon, having one daughter, Nicole Fosse[?], who is also a dancer like her parents.



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