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Bob Fosse is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Choreographer American born on 23 june 1927 at Chicago (USA)

Bob Fosse

Bob Fosse
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Birth name Robert Louis Fosse
Nationality USA
Birth 23 june 1927 at Chicago (USA)
Death 23 september 1987 (at 60 years) at Washington, D.C. (USA)
Awards Emmy Award, Academy Award for Best Director

Robert Louis "Bob" Fosse (June 23, 1927 – September 23, 1987) was an American dancer, musical theatre choreographer, director, screenwriter, film director and actor.

He won 8 Tony Awards for choreography, more than anyone else, as well as one for direction. He was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning for his direction of Cabaret.

Biography

Fosse was first married from 1949 to 1951 to dance partner Mary Ann Niles (1923–1987). After his first divorce, he remarried in 1952 to dancer Joan McCracken; this marriage lasted until 1959, when it, too, ended in divorce.

His third wife was dancer/actress Gwen Verdon. In 1960, they had a daughter, Nicole Providence Fosse, who later also became a dancer/actress. He separated from Verdon in the 1970s, but they remained legally married until his death in 1987. Verdon never remarried. During rehearsals for The Conquering Hero in 1961, it became known that Fosse had epilepsy, when he suffered a seizure onstage.

Best films

Chicago (2002)
(Book)
Cabaret (1972)
(Director)
All That Jazz (1979)
(Director)

Usually with

Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
(4 films)
Kenneth Utt
Kenneth Utt
(3 films)
Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
(4 films)
Albert Wolsky
Albert Wolsky
(3 films)
Ann Reinking
Ann Reinking
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Bob Fosse (15 films)

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Actor

Thieves
Thieves (1977)
, 1h32
Directed by John Berry
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Films based on plays, Films about marriage
Actors Marlo Thomas, Charles Grodin, Irwin Corey, Héctor Elizondo, Mercedes McCambridge, John McMartin
Roles Mr. Day
Rating54% 2.745852.745852.745852.745852.74585
This script must be run from the command line
The Little Prince, 1h25
Directed by Stanley Donen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Aviation films, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Richard Kiley, Bob Fosse, Gene Wilder, Donna McKechnie, Joss Ackland, Victor Spinetti
Roles The Snake
Rating64% 3.2492153.2492153.2492153.2492153.249215
Based in the 1943 classic book of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the fable tells the story of an aviator (played by Richard Kiley) forced to make an emergency landing in the Sahara Desert. There he is befriended by a young boy, the Little Prince, who had descended to Earth from Asteroid B-612. In the days that follow, The Pilot hears about his past and various journeys throughout the solar system.
Lenny
Lenny (1974)
, 1h51
Directed by Bob Fosse
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Politique, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Political films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Gary Morton, Kathryn Witt, Ted Sorel
Roles The Interviewer (voice) (uncredited)
Rating75% 3.7983753.7983753.7983753.7983753.798375
The film jumps between various sections of Bruce's life, including scenes of when he was in his prime and the burned-out, strung-out performer who, in the twilight of his life, used his nightclub act to pour out his personal frustrations. We watch as up-and-coming Bruce courts his "Shiksa goddess", a stripper named Honey. With family responsibilities, Lenny is encouraged to do a "safe" act, but he cannot do it. Constantly in trouble for flouting obscenity laws, Lenny develops a near-messianic complex which fuels both his comedy genius and his talent for self-destruction. Worn out by a lifetime of tilting at Establishment windmills, Lenny Bruce dies of a morphine overdose in 1966.
Damn Yankees!, 1h51
Directed by George Abbott, Stanley Donen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Théâtre, Baseball films, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Russ Brown, Shannon Bolin, James Komack
Roles Mambo Dancer (uncredited)
Rating71% 3.5960853.5960853.5960853.5960853.596085
Joe Boyd is a middle-aged fan of the unsuccessful Washington Senators baseball team. His obsession with baseball is driving a wedge between him and wife Meg—a problem shared by many other wives of Senators supporters. Meg leads them in lamenting their husbands' fixation with the sport ("Six Months Out of Every Year").
My Sister Eileen, 1h48
Directed by Richard Quiney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors Janet Leigh, Jack Lemmon, Betty Garrett, Horace McMahon, Bob Fosse, Tommy Rall
Roles Frank Lippincott (as Robert Fosse)
Rating67% 3.3974553.3974553.3974553.3974553.397455
Witty Ruth and pretty Eileen Sherwood, sisters from Columbus, Ohio, relocate to New York City and settle in a rundown basement studio apartment in a Greenwich Village building owned by Papa Appopolous. Ruth aspires to be a writer, while Eileen hopes to achieve success as an actress. They become acquainted with their neighbor Ted Loomis, an athlete who lives with his fiancée Helen.
The Affairs of Dobie Gillis, 1h12
Directed by Don Weis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Debbie Reynolds, Bobby Van, Barbara Ruick, Bob Fosse, Lurene Tuttle, Hanley Stafford
Roles Charlie Trask
Rating61% 3.051673.051673.051673.051673.05167
At Grainbelt University, a Midwestern university, freshman Dobie Gillis (Bobby Van) and his pal Charlie Trask (Bob Fosse) court cute coeds Pansy Hammer (Debbie Reynolds) and Lorna Ellingboe (Barbara Ruick). Pansy's wealthy father George (Hanley Stafford) can't stand Dobie and does everything in his power to keep them apart. Along the way, Dobie and Pansy manage to blow up the chemistry lab, while Dobie's officious English professor Pomfritt (Hans Conried) is misled to believe that the feckless Gillis is a literary genius.
Give a Girl a Break, 1h24
Directed by Stanley Donen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Marge Champion, Kurt Kasznar, Gower Champion, Debbie Reynolds, William Ching, Bob Fosse
Roles Bob Dowdy
Rating62% 3.1490853.1490853.1490853.1490853.149085
When the temperamental star of a new Broadway musical revue in rehearsals walks out, director and choreographer Ted Sturgis (Gower Champion) suggests casting an unknown for the role. When it is announced in the newspapers, throngs of hopefuls show up. The revue's musical composer, Leo Belney (Kurt Kasznar), champions ballerina Joanna Moss, while gofer Bob Dowdy (Bob Fosse) is enchanted by novice Suzy Doolittle (Debbie Reynolds). Then producer Felix Jordan (Larry Keating) persuades Ted's former dance partner, Madelyn Corlane (Marge Champion), to come out of retirement to try out, much to Ted's great discomfort.
Kiss Me Kate, 1h49
Directed by George Sidney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Rall, James Whitmore
Roles 'Hortensio'
Rating71% 3.5969653.5969653.5969653.5969653.596965
Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi, a divorced couple, meet at Fred's apartment to hear the score for the Cole Porter (Ron Randell) musical version of "The Taming of the Shrew". Lois Lane, who is to play Bianca, arrives and sings "Too Darn Hot". Lilli almost decides against performing in the show, as she fears it might interfere with her honeymoon. But when she overhears Cole and Fred promising Lois the part, she decides to play Katherine after all.

Director

Star 80
Star 80 (1983)
, 1h43
Directed by Bob Fosse
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Mariel Hemingway, Eric Roberts, Cliff Robertson, Carroll Baker, Roger Rees, David Clennon
Rating66% 3.34893.34893.34893.34893.3489
A teenaged girl, Dorothy Hoogstraten, is working at a Dairy Queen in her hometown of Vancouver, Canada when a customer in his 20s, Paul Snider, makes her acquaintance. Snider becomes her date for a school dance, over the objections of Dorothy's mother, Nelly, who does not care for his manner, dress, or attempt to ingratiate himself with the family, Dorothy's younger sister in particular.
All That Jazz, 2h
Directed by Bob Fosse
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Films about angels, Musical films
Actors Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking, Max Wright, Gwen Verdon
Rating78% 3.9476653.9476653.9476653.9476653.947665
Joe Gideon is a theater director and choreographer trying to balance work on his latest Broadway musical with editing a Hollywood film he has directed. He is a workaholic who chain-smokes cigarettes, and without a daily dose of Vivaldi, Visine, Alka-Seltzer, Dexedrine, and sex, he wouldn't have the energy to keep up the biggest "show" of all — his life. His girlfriend Katie Jagger, his ex-wife Audrey Paris, and daughter Michelle try to pull him back from the brink, but it is too late for his exhausted body and stress-ravaged heart. In his imagination, he flirts with an angel of death named Angelique.
Lenny
Lenny (1974)
, 1h51
Directed by Bob Fosse
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Politique, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Political films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Gary Morton, Kathryn Witt, Ted Sorel
Rating75% 3.7983753.7983753.7983753.7983753.798375
The film jumps between various sections of Bruce's life, including scenes of when he was in his prime and the burned-out, strung-out performer who, in the twilight of his life, used his nightclub act to pour out his personal frustrations. We watch as up-and-coming Bruce courts his "Shiksa goddess", a stripper named Honey. With family responsibilities, Lenny is encouraged to do a "safe" act, but he cannot do it. Constantly in trouble for flouting obscenity laws, Lenny develops a near-messianic complex which fuels both his comedy genius and his talent for self-destruction. Worn out by a lifetime of tilting at Establishment windmills, Lenny Bruce dies of a morphine overdose in 1966.
Cabaret
Cabaret (1972)
, 2h4
Directed by Bob Fosse
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about writers, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey, Helmut Griem, Fritz Wepper, Marisa Berenson
Rating77% 3.8982253.8982253.8982253.8982253.898225
In 1931 Berlin, young American Sally Bowles performs at the Kit Kat Klub. A new British arrival in the city, Brian Roberts, moves into the boarding house where Sally lives. A reserved academic and writer, Brian gives English lessons to earn a living while completing his doctorate. Sally tries seducing Brian and suspects he may be gay. Brian tells Sally that on three previous occasions he has tried to have physical relationships with women, all of which failed. They become friends, and Brian witnesses Sally's anarchic, bohemian life in the last days of the German Weimar Republic. Sally and Brian become lovers despite their earlier reservations; they conclude that his previous failures with women were because they were "the wrong three girls".
Sweet Charity, 2h29
Directed by Bob Fosse
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Ricardo Montalbán, Sammy Davis Jr., John McMartin, Barbara Bouchet, Chita Rivera
Rating69% 3.498033.498033.498033.498033.49803
Charity Hope Valentine (Shirley MacLaine) works as a taxi dancer along with her friends, Nickie (Chita Rivera) and Helene (Paula Kelly). She longs for love, but has bad luck with men, being robbed and pushed off a bridge in Central Park by one ex-boyfriend. She has another humiliating encounter with Vittorio Vitale (Ricardo Montalban), a movie star.