Bob Fosse

Robert Fosse

Highest Rated: 93% Cabaret (1972)

Lowest Rated: 83% Sweet Charity (1969)

Birthday: Jun 23, 1927

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

One of the most prolific and influential dancers and choreographers of the 20th century, Bob Fosse was born Robert Louis Fosse in Chicago, Illinois in 1927. Inspired by the footwork of the legendary Fred Astaire as a child, Fosse began dancing practically from the time he could walk. He was recruited to tour U.S. military bases in the Pacific during World War II with the variety show "Tough Situation" and continued his career as a professional dancer as soon as the war was over, performing on "Your Hit Parade" (NBC, 1950-59) before signing a contract with MGM and appearing in "Give A Girl A Break" (1953), "The Affairs of Dobie Gillis" (1953), and "Kiss Me Kate" (1953). Fosse began his Broadway career in 1954, choreographing "The Pajama Game," which he quickly followed with hits like "Damn Yankees," "Redhead," "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," and "Sweet Charity," over the course of the '50s and '60s. In 1969, Fosse directed and choreographed the movie adaptation of "Sweet Charity" (1969), which proved such a hit that he then embarked on an even more ambitious film musical, the highly acclaimed "Cabaret" (1972). He would move on to direct the iconic Lenny Bruce biopic "Lenny" (1974) before returning to the stage to mount the massively popular and influential musical "Chicago." He would subsequently return to film with even higher aspirations, directing the innovative "All That Jazz" (1979), a compelling and often avant-garde film based largely on his own life. Fosse then directed a movie about the tragic murder of model Dorothy Stratten, "Star 80" (1983). His last major project came in 1986, when he wrote, directed, and choreographed the acclaimed Broadway musical "Big Deal." Fosse was developing a movie about gossip columnist Walter Winchell when he unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack in 1987. He was 60 years old.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
86% 71% Star 80 Director,
Writer
- 1983
85% 86% All That Jazz Director,
Writer
- 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thieves Mr. Day (Character) - 1977
88% 88% Lenny Director - 1974
No Score Yet 69% The Little Prince The Snake (Character) - 1974
93% 87% Cabaret Director - 1972
83% 74% Sweet Charity Director - 1969
No Score Yet 62% My Sister Eileen Frank Lippincott (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 65% Give a Girl a Break Bob Dowdy (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 57% The Affairs of Dobie Gillis Charlie Trask (Character) - 1953
91% 67% Kiss Me Kate 'Hortensio' (Character) - 1953

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Burns and Allen Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1950

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