Job Actor, choreographer, dancer, director, screenwriter
Years active 1947-1986
Top Roles Bob Dowdy, 'Hortensio', Mambo Dancer, The Interviewer, Charlie Trask
Top GenresComedy, Drama, Romance, Musical, Film Adaptation
Top TopicsPeriod Piece, Based on Play
Top Collaborators , , ,
Shares birthday with Irene Worth, Jack H. Skirball, Anthony Veiller  see more..

Bob Fosse Overview:

Director, Bob Fosse, was born Robert Louis Fosse on Jun 23, 1927 in Chicago, IL. Fosse died at the age of 60 on Sep 23, 1987 in Washington, DC .



Bob Fosse was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Director for Cabaret in 1972.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1972Best DirectorCabaret (1972)N/AWon
1974Best DirectorLenny (1974)N/ANominated
1979Best DirectorAll That Jazz (1979)N/ANominated
1979Best WritingAll That Jazz (1979)N/ANominated

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All That Jazz (1979, )

on Apr 24, 2020 From The Stop Button

There are few secrets in All That Jazz; the film immediately forecasts where it?s going, with clear shots of star Roy Scheider in the hospital amid the other quickly cut montage sequences. But these are flash forwards, as opposed to the present action and then we?re seeing flashback. Because we?re a... Read full article

Happy Birthday: !

By Dawn on Jun 23, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(June 23, 1927 – September 23, 1987) was an actor, dancer, musical theater choreographer, director, screenwriter, film editor and film director. He won seven Tony Awards out of 15 nominations, placing him just one win behind record-holder Gower Champion, who also had the same numbe... Read full article

Cabaret un film de - Retrospective

By Michael on Mar 25, 2010 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

TSPDT Greatest Films #281 Cabaret (, 1972)Set between the two World Wars and during the rise of the Nazis in Germany. Cabaret tells the story of a young man who went for a while in Berlin to teach English in a little rent where the star of a cabaret Sally Bowles stays too. Adapted from the ... Read full article

Monday Serenade: , Debbie Reynolds and Co.

By KC on Sep 14, 2009 From Classic Movies

The explosively talented dances and Barbara Ruick sings to You Can't Do Wrong Doin' Right in this high-energy number from The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953). Debbie Reynolds and Bobby Van join in mid-song.... Read full article

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Bob Fosse Facts
Fosse has unintentionally competed with Francis Ford Coppola on several occasions. Both were up for the 1972 Best Director Oscar (Coppola for The Godfather (1972) and Fosse for Cabaret (1972); Fosse won). Both were up for the 1974 Best Director Oscar (Coppola for The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Fosse for Lenny (1974); Coppola won). Both were up for the 1979 Best Director Oscar (Coppola for Apocalypse Now (1979) and Fosse for All That Jazz (1979); neither won). Also, when Fosse's film won the Palme D'or at the Cannes film festival in 1980 (Coppola won the previous year for Apocalypse Now (1979)), he tied with the Akira Kurosawa film Kagemusha (1980), which had two Americans as executive producers: George Lucas and Coppola.

Was at times slated to choreograph and direct several Broadway hits, including "Funny Girl" and "Promises, Promises".

In 1973, he received an Academy Award for directing Cabaret (1972), a Tony for directing "Pippin," and an Emmy for directing Liza with a Z: A Concert for Television (1972) (TV). He's the only director to win all three major industry prizes in a single year.

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