Fosse

Fosse

[fos, faws]
Fosse, Bob (Robert Louis Fosse), 1927-87, American choreographer and director, b. Chicago. Fosse first appeared on Broadway in Dance Me a Song (1950). He choreographed dances for The Pajama Game (1954), Damn Yankees (1955), and Pippin (1972). He also directed and choreographed the film Sweet Charity (1966) and the supposedly autobiographical All That Jazz (1979). In 1972, he became the only director to win an Academy Award (Cabaret), a Tony Award (Pippin) and an Emmy Award ("Liza with a Z") in the same year.
orig. Robert Louis Fosse

(born June 23, 1927, Chicago, Ill., U.S.—died Sept. 23, 1987, Washington, D.C.) U.S. theatre and film choreographer and director. Born into a vaudeville family, Fosse began dancing professionally at age 13. He won his first Tony Award for choreographing the Broadway musical The Pajama Game (1954) and went on to win six more Tonys for his choreography, which was known for its sensuality, precision, and jazz sensibility. His later hit shows included Damn Yankees (1955) and Sweet Charity (1966)—both starring his wife, Gwen Verdon (1925—2000)—as well as Pippin (1973) and Dancin' (1978). He directed the film musical Cabaret (1972, Academy Award); his film All That Jazz (1979) was a thinly disguised autobiography.

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orig. Robert Louis Fosse

(born June 23, 1927, Chicago, Ill., U.S.—died Sept. 23, 1987, Washington, D.C.) U.S. theatre and film choreographer and director. Born into a vaudeville family, Fosse began dancing professionally at age 13. He won his first Tony Award for choreographing the Broadway musical The Pajama Game (1954) and went on to win six more Tonys for his choreography, which was known for its sensuality, precision, and jazz sensibility. His later hit shows included Damn Yankees (1955) and Sweet Charity (1966)—both starring his wife, Gwen Verdon (1925—2000)—as well as Pippin (1973) and Dancin' (1978). He directed the film musical Cabaret (1972, Academy Award); his film All That Jazz (1979) was a thinly disguised autobiography.

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Géfosse-Fontenay is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northern France.

Its postal code is 14230. The INSEE code is 14298.

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