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      Bob Fosse

      Bob Fosse

      Highest Rated: 93% Kiss Me Kate (1953)

      Lowest Rated: 81% Star 80 (1983)

      Birthday: Jun 23, 1927

      Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

      One of the most prolific and influential dancers and choreographers of the 20th century, Bob Fosse was born Robert Louis Fosse in Chicago, Illinois in 1927. Inspired by the footwork of the legendary Fred Astaire as a child, Fosse began dancing practically from the time he could walk. He was recruited to tour U.S. military bases in the Pacific during World War II with the variety show "Tough Situation" and continued his career as a professional dancer as soon as the war was over, performing on "Your Hit Parade" (NBC, 1950-59) before signing a contract with MGM and appearing in "Give A Girl A Break" (1953), "The Affairs of Dobie Gillis" (1953), and "Kiss Me Kate" (1953). Fosse began his Broadway career in 1954, choreographing "The Pajama Game," which he quickly followed with hits like "Damn Yankees," "Redhead," "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," and "Sweet Charity," over the course of the '50s and '60s. In 1969, Fosse directed and choreographed the movie adaptation of "Sweet Charity" (1969), which proved such a hit that he then embarked on an even more ambitious film musical, the highly acclaimed "Cabaret" (1972). He would move on to direct the iconic Lenny Bruce biopic "Lenny" (1974) before returning to the stage to mount the massively popular and influential musical "Chicago." He would subsequently return to film with even higher aspirations, directing the innovative "All That Jazz" (1979), a compelling and often avant-garde film based largely on his own life. Fosse then directed a movie about the tragic murder of model Dorothy Stratten, "Star 80" (1983). His last major project came in 1986, when he wrote, directed, and choreographed the acclaimed Broadway musical "Big Deal." Fosse was developing a movie about gossip columnist Walter Winchell when he unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack in 1987. He was 60 years old.

      Highest rated movies

      Kiss Me Kate
      My Sister Eileen

      Photos

      KISS ME KATE, Bob Fosse, Carol Haney, 1953 THE LITTLE PRINCE, Steven Warner, Bob Fosse, 1974 KISS ME KATE, Bob Fosse, Ann Miller, Tommy Rall, Bobby Van, 1953 MY SISTER EILEEN, Janet Leigh, Bob Fosse, Joan McCracken, Tommy Rall, Betty Garrett, 1955 DAMN YANKEES, Bob Fosse, Gwen Verdon, 1958 THE AFFAIRS OF DOBIE GILLIS, Bobby Van, Bob Fosse, 1953 GIVE A GIRL A BREAK, Debbie Reynolds, Bob Fosse, 1953 MY SISTER EILEEN, from left: Bob Fosse, Janet Leigh, Betty Garrett, Tommy Rall, 1955 MY SISTER EILEEN, Bob Fosse, Betty Garrett, Jack Lemmon, Janet Leigh, 1955 KISS ME KATE, Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Kurt Kasznar, Bobby Van, Tommy Rall, Bob Fosse, 1953 MY SISTER EILEEN, Bob Fosse, Tommy Rall, 1955 GIVE A GIRL A BREAK, Bob Fosse, Gower Champion, Kurt Kasznar, 1953 KISS ME KATE, Bob Fosse, Kathryn Grayson, Kurt Kasznar, Bobby Van, tommy Rall, 1953 GIVE A GIRL A BREAK, Debbie Reynolds, Bob Fosse, 1953 KISS ME KATE, Bob Fosse, Carol Haney, 1953 GIVE A GIRL A BREAK, Bob Fosse, Gower Champion, 1953 GIVE A GIRL A BREAK, Kurt Kasznar, Gower Champion, Helen Wood, Richard Anderson, Larry Keating, Bob Fosse, 1953 KISS ME KATE, Bob Fosse, Kurt Kasznar, Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, 1953 GIVE A GIRL A BREAK, Bob Fosse, Debbie Reynolds, 1953 KISS ME KATE, Bobby Van, Bob Fosse, Kathryn Grayson, Kurt Kasznar, Howard Keel, Tommy Rall, Ann Miller, 1953

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      81% 70% Star 80 Director,
      Writer
      - 1983
      87% 85% All That Jazz Director,
      Writer
      - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thieves Mr. Day (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 69% The Little Prince The Snake (Character) - 1974
      87% 88% Lenny Director - 1974
      92% 87% Cabaret Director - 1972
      82% 74% Sweet Charity Director - 1969
      83% 62% My Sister Eileen Frank Lippincott (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 65% Give a Girl a Break Bob Dowdy (Character) - 1953
      93% 72% Kiss Me Kate 'Hortensio' (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 56% The Affairs of Dobie Gillis Charlie Trask (Character) - 1953

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown (Character) 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Burns and Allen Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1950