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Herbert Ross is a Actor, Director, Producer and Choreographer American born on 13 may 1927 at New York City (USA)

Herbert Ross

Herbert Ross
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Birth name Herbert David Ross
Nationality USA
Birth 13 may 1927 at New York City (USA)
Death 9 october 2001 (at 74 years) at New York City (USA)

Herbert David Ross (May 13, 1927 – October 9, 2001) was an American film director, producer, choreographer and actor.

Best films

The Secret of My Success (1987)
(Director)
The Goodbye Girl (1977)
(Director)
Steel Magnolias (1989)
(Director)
Footloose (1984)
(Director)
California Suite (1978)
(Director)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
(Choreographer)

Usually with

Neil Simon
Neil Simon
(5 films)
Ken Adam
Ken Adam
(3 films)
Ray Stark
Ray Stark
(6 films)
Paul Hirsch
Paul Hirsch
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Herbert Ross (27 films)

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Boys on the Side, 1h55
Directed by Herbert Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Feminist films, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Political films, Road movies, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker, Drew Barrymore, Matthew McConaughey, James Remar, Billy Wirth
Rating63% 3.1998553.1998553.1998553.1998553.199855
Three unique women embark on a cross-country road trip: Jane (Whoopi Goldberg), a lesbian lounge singer in search of a new life after breaking up with her girlfriend and getting fired; Holly (Drew Barrymore), a pregnant girl who just wants to escape her brutal boyfriend; and Robin (Mary-Louise Parker), an uptight real estate agent who has her own secrets (namely being infected with HIV).
Undercover Blues, 1h30
Directed by Herbert Ross
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Kathleen Turner, Dennis Quaid, Fiona Shaw, Stanley Tucci, Obba Babatundé, Dennis Lipscomb
Rating60% 3.001073.001073.001073.001073.00107
Turner and Quaid play Jane and Jefferson Blue, a wise-cracking couple of spies for an unnamed U.S. covert organization on maternity leave in New Orleans with their baby daughter whom they dote on, though they are unable to agree on whether her name should be Louise Jane or Jane Louise. With the baby's arrival, they have decided to move on to "Chapter Two" of their marriage, retiring from field assignment in an attempt to give their daughter a normal life. However, events continually conspire to draw them back into their old lives, including fruitless attacks by a frustrated mugger (played by Stanley Tucci) while being called back into service to combat a psychotic Czech arms dealer (played by Fiona Shaw).
True Colors, 1h51
Directed by Herbert Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors James Spader, John Cusack, Richard Widmark, Imogen Stubbs, Mandy Patinkin, Paul Guilfoyle
Rating63% 3.1502653.1502653.1502653.1502653.150265
The movie opens with Peter Burton (Cusack) and best friend Tim Garrity (Spader) nervously awaiting the results of Peter's congressional election. The two had met seven years earlier following an argument in the parking lot at law school. After discovering that they are to be roommates, the men become close friends. Tim, who comes from an affluent family, plans a career with the Department of Justice, a fact that doesn't sit well with his girlfriend, Diana (Imogen Stubbs), the daughter of Senator Stiles (Widmark). The couple end their relationship before Tim has a chance to propose. Peter, who is embarrassed by his lower-class roots, plans a career in politics, eventually manipulating his way into a job on a congressman's campaign staff.
My Blue Heaven, 1h37
Directed by Herbert Ross
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Joan Cusack, Carol Kane, Bill Irwin, Melanie Mayron
Rating61% 3.099523.099523.099523.099523.09952
Vincent "Vinnie" Antonelli (Steve Martin) is a former mobster recently inducted into the Witness Protection Program with his wife, Linda. The two are under the watchful eye of Barney Coopersmith (Rick Moranis). Vinnie and Barney soon find common ground when both of their wives leave them due to their lifestyles. When he succeeds in getting Vinnie to a suburb in California and a private house, Barney has one more problem: he must make sure the jovial and sometimes mischievous Vinnie conforms to Witness Protection protocol until he is sent to Federal Court to testify against mob kingpins. Doing this is not as simple as it appears to be.
Steel Magnolias, 1h57
Directed by Herbert Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Théâtre, Political films, Films based on plays, Buddy films
Actors Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts
Rating72% 3.6000553.6000553.6000553.6000553.600055
Annelle Dupuy (Daryl Hannah), a reserved and ditzy beauty school graduate, is hired by Truvy Jones (Dolly Parton) to work in her home-based beauty salon in northwestern Louisiana. At the same time in another part of the neighbourhood, M'Lynn Eatenton (Sally Field) and her daughter, Shelby (Julia Roberts), are preparing for Shelby's wedding day, which is taking place later that day. They arrive, along with Clairee Belcher (Olympia Dukakis), the cheerful widow of the late former mayor, to have their hair done. Suddenly, Shelby, who has type one diabetes, falls into a hypoglycemic state but recovers quickly with the help of her mother's persistence and quick thinking. M'Lynn explains that Shelby was recently informed by doctors that she isn't able to have children.
The Secret of My Success, 1h51
Directed by Herbert Ross
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan, Margaret Whitton, John Pankow, Fred Gwynne
Rating64% 3.249493.249493.249493.249493.24949
Brantley Foster (Michael J. Fox) is a recent graduate of Kansas State University who moves to New York City where he has landed a job as a financier. Upon arriving, he discovers that the company for which he is supposed to work has been taken over by a rival corporation. As a result, Brantley is laid off before he even starts working.
Footloose
Footloose (1984)
, 1h47
Directed by Herbert Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, Dianne Wiest, John Lithgow, Chris Penn, Sarah Jessica Parker
Rating64% 3.2499553.2499553.2499553.2499553.249955
Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon), a teenager raised in Chicago, moves to the small town of Bomont to live with his aunt and uncle. Soon after arriving, Ren makes a friend, Willard Hewitt (Chris Penn), and from him learns the city council has banned dancing and rock music. He soon begins to fall for a rebellious girl named Ariel (Lori Singer), who has an abusive boyfriend, Chuck Cranston (Jim Youngs), and a domineering father, Reverend Shaw Moore (John Lithgow), an authority figure in the town.
Protocol
Protocol (1984)
, 1h36
Directed by Herbert Ross
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Goldie Hawn, Chris Sarandon, Richard Romanus, Gail Strickland, Cliff De Young, Andre Gregory
Rating54% 2.7028552.7028552.7028552.7028552.702855
Sunny Ann Davis is a seemingly ditzy blonde who works as a cocktail waitress in Washington, D.C. She rents a small room in the home of a gay couple, has a lousy love life and drives a rust bucket of a car that she cannot afford to repair.
Max Dugan Returns, 1h38
Directed by Herbert Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Jason Robards, Marsha Mason, Matthew Broderick, Donald Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland, Mari Gorman
Rating65% 3.298563.298563.298563.298563.29856
Max Dugan (Jason Robards), the long-lost father of Nora McPhee (Marsha Mason), drops in on her as various trials and tribulations have befallen her. With him, he brings some promises and the news of his impending death. He also meets and befriends his grandson Michael (Matthew Broderick). Donald Sutherland plays the police officer who helps Nora after her car is stolen and becomes her boyfriend in the process.
Neil Simon's I Ought to Be in Pictures, 1h48
Directed by Herbert Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers, Films based on plays
Actors Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Dinah Manoff, Lance Guest, Martin Ferrero, Dan Butler
Rating61% 3.051523.051523.051523.051523.05152
A 19-year-old Brooklynite, Libby Tucker (Dinah Manoff), visiting her dead grandma's grave at a New York cemetery, reveals that she is moving to Hollywood to become an actress and find her father, screenwriter Herbert Tucker. Libby takes a bus to Denver, then hitchhikes the rest of the way. Libby then tries to call Herb but gets nervous and hangs up.
Pennies from Heaven, 1h48
Directed by Herbert Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Films about prostitution, Musical films
Actors Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Walken, Jessica Harper, John McMartin, John Karlen
Rating64% 3.249173.249173.249173.249173.24917
In 1934, Chicago sheet-music salesman Arthur Parker (Martin) is having a hard time, both in his business and at home with his wife Joan (Harper). His business and marriage are failing, and Joan refuses to give him the money she inherited from her father to start his own business.
Nijinsky
Nijinsky (1980)
, 2h9
Directed by Herbert Ross, Yves Amoureux
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Alan Bates, Leslie Browne, Alan Badel, Jeremy Irons, Ronald Pickup, Ronald Lacey
Rating68% 3.442933.442933.442933.442933.44293
The film suggests Nijinsky was driven into madness by both his consuming ambition and self-enforced heterosexuality. He became involved with Romola de Pulszky, a society girl who joined impresario Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes specifically to seduce Nijinsky. After a series of misunderstandings with Diaghilev, who is both his domineering mentor and possessive lover, Nijinsky succumbs to Romola's charms and marries her. After this, his gradual decline from artistic moodiness to a diagnosis of schizophrenia begins.
California Suite, 1h38
Directed by Herbert Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Maggie Smith, Alan Alda, Jane Fonda, Walter Matthau, Bill Cosby, Elaine May
Rating62% 3.1000553.1000553.1000553.1000553.100055
In Visitors from New York, Hannah Warren is a Manhattan workaholic who flies to Los Angeles to retrieve her teenaged daughter Jenny after she leaves home to live with her successful screenwriter father Bill. The bickering divorced couple is forced to decide what living arrangements are best for the girl.