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Bob Fosse

Bob Fosse
  • Career: Actor
  • Top celebrities: 7595
  • BirthDate: 1927, 23 of June , Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Spouse: Gwen Verdon (3 April 1960 - 23 September 1987) (his death) 1 child, Joan McCracken (1951 - 1959) (divorced), Mary Ann Niles (1947 - 1951) (divorced)
  • Zodiac sign: Cancer
  • Facts of life

    Robert Louis “Bob” Fosse was born on June 23, 1927. He was an American actor, dancer, music theatre choreographer, director, screen writer, film editor, and film director. He won an unprecedented eight Tony Awards for choreography, as well as one for direction. He was nominated for an Academy Award four times, winning for his direction of Cabaret. Fosse directed five feature films. His second film, Cabaret, won eight Academy awards, including best director, which he won over Francis Ford Coppola for The Godfather starring Marlon Brando. Fosse was an innovative choreographer and had multiple achievements in his life. Fosse was first married in 1949 to dance partner Mary Ann Niles. This marriage lasted until 1951. His second marriage was to dancer Joan McCracken. His third wife was dancer/actress Gwen Verdon in 1960; they had a daughter, Nicole Providence Fosse, an actor and dancer. He separated from Verdon in the 1970s, but they remained legally married until his death. Fosse earned many awards, including the Tony Award for Pippin and Sweet Charity, the Academy Award for Cabaret and the Emmy Award for Liza with a “Z”. He was the first person to win all three awards in the same year (1973). He is the only person to have won all three awards in the category of “Best Director”. On September 23, 1987, Fosse died from a heart attack at George Washington University Hospital, while the revival of Sweet Charity was opening at the nearby National theatre.

  • Awards: Nominated Oscar - 1980 for "Best Director for:All That Jazz (1979)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1975 for "Best Director for:Lenny (1974)."
    Won Oscar - 1973 for "Best Director for:Cabaret (1972)."
    Won Heritage Award - 1994 for ""
    Won BAFTA Film Award - 1973 for "Best Direction for:Cabaret (1972)."
    Nominated Golden Berlin Bear - 1984 for "for:Star 80 (1983)."
    Won Blue Ribbon Award - 1976 for "Best Foreign Language Film for:Lenny (1974)."
    Won Bodil - 1981 for "Best Non-European Film (Bedste ikke-europæiske film) for:All That Jazz (1979)."
    Won Bodil - 1973 for "Best Non-European Film (Bedste ikke-europæiske film) for:Cabaret (1972)."
    Won Palme d'Or - 1980 for "for:All That Jazz (1979). Tied with Kagemusha (1980)."
    Nominated Palme d'Or - 1975 for "for:Lenny (1974)."
    Won David - 1973 for "Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero) for:Cabaret (1972)."
    Nominated DGA Award - 1975 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:Lenny (1974)."
    Won DGA Award - 1973 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical/Variety for:Liza with a Z: A Concert for Television (1972) (TV). Shared with: Kenneth Utt (unit production manager) (plaque) Paul Ganapoler (first assistant director) (plaque) John Neukum (second assistant director) (plaque)"
    Won Emmy - 1973 for "Outstanding Achievement in Choreography for:Liza with a Z: A Concert for Television (1972) (TV). (NBC)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1975 for "Best Director - Motion Picture for:Lenny (1974)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1973 for "Best Director - Motion Picture for:Cabaret (1972)."
    Won NBR Award - 1972 for "Best Director for:Cabaret (1972)."
    3rd place NYFCC Award - 1979 for "Best Director for:All That Jazz (1979)."
    Won Sant Jordi - 1978 for "Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) for:Lenny (1974)."
  • Position in top best awards winner: 747
  • Films with Bob Fosse: Great Performances: Dance in America - 2001
    Pippin: His Life and Times - 1981
    All That Jazz - 1979
    The Little Prince - 1974
    Liza with a Z: A Concert for Television - 1972
    Cabaret - 1972
    Sweet Charity - 1969
    The Seasons of Youth - 1961
    Startime - 1959
    Damn Yankees! - 1958
    The Pajama Game - 1957
    My Sister Eileen - 1955
    White Christmas - 1954
    Kiss Me Kate - 1953
    The Colgate Comedy Hour - 1951
    That's Dancing! - 1985
    That's Entertainment, Part II - 1976
    The Garry Moore Show - 1962
    Give a Girl a Break - 1953
    The Affairs of Dobie Gillis - 1953
    Thieves - 1977
    Lenny - 1974
    The Fifty-Fourth Street Revue - 1949
    Star 80 - 1983
    Dancin' Curtain Call: Bob Fosse - 1978
    Chicago - 2002
    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - 1967
    American Animal - 2011
    Applause - 2009
    Steps - 1989
    American Masters - 1990
    Great Performances: Dance in America - 1990
    The 41st Annual Tony Awards - 1987
    Today - 1980-1986
    Night of 100 Stars II - 1985
    The 1st TV Academy Hall of Fame - 1984
    Hello Hollywood, qui Broadway! - 1981
    AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire - 1981
    Billy Baxter Presents Diary of the Cannes Film Festival with Rex Reed - 1980
    Fred Astaire: Change Partners and Dance - 1980
    Bob Fosse: On the Set - 1979
    The 32nd Annual Tony Awards - 1978
    All You Need Is Love - 1977
    The 30th Annual Tony Awards - 1976
    The 45th Annual Academy Awards - 1973
    The David Frost Show - 1972
    The Recreation of an Era - 1972
    The Joan Rivers Show - 1969
    The Colgate Comedy Hour - 1951-1955
    Cavalcade of Stars - 1951
    Star of the Family - 1951
    Kreisler Bandstand - 1951
    The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show - 1950
    Ford Star Revue - 1950
    Toni Twin Time - 1950
    Kobb's Corner - 1948
    Broadway: The American Musical - 2004
    The 100 Greatest Musicals - 2003
    Biography - 2000
    Cabaret: A Legend in the Making - 1997
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