Saturday, June 23, 2012

Happy Birthday: Bob Fosse!

Bob Fosse (June 23, 1927 – September 23, 1987) was an actor, dancer, musical theater choreographer, director, screenwriter, film editor and film director. He won seven Tony Awards out of 15 nominations, placing him just one win behind record-holder Gower Champion, who also had the same number of nominations. Fosse's wins were, as Best Choreographer:

1955"The Pajama Game; 1956, for "Damn Yankees!." 1959, for "Redhead;" 1963, for "Little Me;" 1966, for "Sweet Charity;" 1973 for "Pippin;" and as Best Director (Musical):1973, for "Pippin;" His other Tony nominations were: as Best Choreographer, 1957, with Jerome Robbins for "Bells Are Ringing;" 1958, for "New Girl in Town;" and 1976 for "Chicago;" as Director (Musical): 1963, with Cy Feuer for "Little Me;" 1966 for "Sweet Charity;" and 1976 for "Chicago;" as Best Actor (Musical), in 1964 for a City Center revival of "Pal Joey;" and as Best Book (Musical), in 1976 with Fred Ebb for "Chicago."

 He was closely identified with his third wife, Broadway dancing star Gwen Verdon. She was the dancer/collaborator/muse, who he choreographed much of his work and, together with dancer/choreographer Ann Reinking, a significant guardian of the Fosse legacy after his death.

1 comment:

  1. Love Fosse! I'm working through the last of his directorial efforts. I think Sweet Charity is the last I have to watch, so far loved everything he directed! Thanks for recognizing him!


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