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Bob Fosse

Personal information
Birth nameRobert Louis Fosse
Birth dateJune 23, 1927
Place of birthChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of deathSeptember 23, 1987(age 60)
Death placeWashington, D.C., U.S.
Cause of deathHeart attack
Resting placeCremated; ashes scattered in the Atlantic Ocean off the shores of Quogue, New York
OccupationActor, choreographer, dancer, director, screenwriter
Years active1947 - 1986
Spouse-Mary Ann Niles-1949-1951
-Joan McCracken-1952-1959
-Gwen Verdon-1960-1987

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Robert Louis “Bob” Fosse (June 23, 1927 - September 23, 1987) was an American actor, dancer, musical theater choreographer, director, screenwriter, film editor and film director. He won an unprecedented eight Tony Awards for choreography, as well as one for direction. He was nominated for an Academy Award four times, winning for his direction of Cabaret (beating Francis Ford Coppola for The Godfather). He was closely identified with his third wife, Broadway dancing star Gwen Verdon. She was the dancer/collaborator/muse upon whom he choreographed much of his work and, together with dancer/choreographer Ann Reinking, a significant guardian of the Fosse legacy after his death.

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