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Jerome Robbins Overview:

Director, Jerome Robbins, was born Jerome Rabinowitz on Oct 11, 1918 in New York City, NY. Robbins died at the age of 79 on Jul 29, 1998 in New York City, NY and was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea off Long Island.



Jerome Robbins was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Director for West Side Story in 1961. He also won one Honorary Award in 1961 for his brilliant achievements in the art of choreography on film.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1961Best DirectorWest Side Story (1961)N/AWon

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)

1961Honorary Awardfor his brilliant achievements in the art of choreography on film


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Co-Ballet Master at the New York City Ballet.

When he and Robert Wise won the Best Director Oscar in 1962 for West Side Story (1961), it was the first time that a directing Oscar was shared among collaborators.

The only individual to win the Best Director Academy Award for their sole feature film directorial credit.

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