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      Herbert Ross

      Herbert Ross

      Highest Rated: 100% Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: May 13, 1927

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      Choreographer-director-producer Herbert Ross was best known for elevating the role of dance in film and for his ability to elicit exceptional performances out of such leading ladies as Barbara Streisand, Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft and Julia Roberts. Receiving his start as a Broadway performer and choreographer with the American Ballet Theater, Ross later staged dozens of musical sequences for such films as "Carmen Jones" (1954). Although he was one of Broadway's top choreographers - notably crafting Streisand's show-stopping number in 1963's "I Can Get It for You Wholesale" - Ross yearned to direct films, a goal he achieved with "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" (1969). He began to hit his stride as a director alongside rising megastars like Streisand in "The Owl and the Pussycat" (1970) and Woody Allen in "Play it Again, Sam" (1972). Shortly thereafter, he began his prolific working relationship with playwright Neil Simon on "The Sunshine Boys" (1975). At the height of his career, Ross utilized his knowledge of ballet for "The Turning Point" (1977) and reteamed with Simon on "The Goodbye Girl" (1977) to win both critical acclaim and box office gold. Less successful were risky endeavors like the Depression-era Steve Martin musical-fantasy "Pennies from Heaven" (1981). Ross still had a few more cards up his sleeve, though, as the hits "Footloose" (1984) and "Steel Magnolias" (1989) triumphantly capped off a remarkable career. Whether crafting a spectacular dance number or directing a heartfelt romance, Ross' sole ambition to entertain an audience was unwavering.

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      30% 47% Poster Boy Producer $61.4K 2004
      75% 69% Boys on the Side Director,
      Producer
      $22.2M 1995
      37% 67% Undercover Blues Director,
      Executive Producer
      $12.0M 1993
      74% 63% Soapdish Executive Producer $33.9M 1991
      41% 45% True Colors Director,
      Producer
      $304.5K 1991
      71% 59% My Blue Heaven Director $22.8M 1990
      68% 89% Steel Magnolias Director $79.4M 1989
      No Score Yet 29% Dancers Director $138.8K 1987
      51% 58% The Secret of My Success Director $65.3M 1987
      52% 71% Footloose Director - 1984
      33% 37% Protocol Director - 1984
      71% 69% Max Dugan Returns Director,
      Producer
      - 1983
      80% 45% I Ought to Be in Pictures Director,
      Producer
      - 1982
      82% 64% Pennies From Heaven Director,
      Producer
      - 1981
      50% 29% Nijinsky Director - 1980
      50% 45% California Suite Director - 1978
      63% 67% The Turning Point Director,
      Producer
      - 1977
      79% 84% The Goodbye Girl Director - 1977
      73% 68% The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Director,
      Producer
      - 1976
      72% 72% The Sunshine Boys Director - 1975
      29% 55% Funny Lady Director - 1975
      89% 86% The Last of Sheila Director,
      Producer
      - 1973
      97% 89% Play It Again, Sam Director - 1972
      0% No Score Yet T.R. Baskin Director - 1971
      82% 64% The Owl and the Pussycat Director - 1970
      100% 70% Goodbye, Mr. Chips Director - 1969
      38% 18% The Skin Game The Jackmans (Character) - 1931