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Bob Fosse Net Worth

Bob Fosse Net Worth is
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Bob Fosse was born on June 23, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Robert Louis Fosse. He is known for his work on All That Jazz (1979), Cabaret (1972) and Chicago (2002). He was married to Gwen Verdon, Joan McCracken and Mary Ann Niles. He died on September 23, 1987 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.
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Full NameBob Fosse
Date Of BirthJune 23, 1927, Chicago, Illinois, United States
DiedSeptember 23, 1987, Washington, D.C., United States
Place Of BirthChicago, Illinois, USA
Height5' 8" (1.73 m)
ProfessionMiscellaneous Crew, Soundtrack, Actor
NationalityAmerican
SpouseGwen Verdon (m. 1960–1987), Joan McCracken (m. 1952–1959), Mary Ann Niles (m. 1949–1951)
ChildrenNicole Fosse
ParentsCyril K. Fosse, Sara Alice Stanton
PartnerAnn Reinking
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Director, Palme d'Or
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Directo...
MoviesAll That Jazz, Cabaret, Sweet Charity, Lenny, Liza with a Z, Star 80, Kiss Me Kate, The Little Prince, Chicago, My Sister Eileen, The Affairs of Dobie Gillis, Give a Girl a Break, Thieves, Pippin: Special Edition
Star SignCancer
#Trademark
1Known publicly and in private as a ladies' man
2Highly stylized, sexual dance choreography
3In most of his choreographed sequences, you will see him or his proteges wearing a hat/gloves.
#Quote
1[on the chances of an Oscar for All That Jazz (1979)] I'm such a long shot. I think anyone who bets on me should get a toaster, like they give out in banks, for having made the investment.
2People have used the word "self-indulgent" about [All That Jazz (1979)] but critics are constantly saying that an artist should draw more from himself and less from others. This is what I've done. So why do I get this reaction? It frightens me.
3[on working with Valerie Perrine on Lenny (1974)] Quite simply, she is the best actress I have ever directed.
4If you think you can do better, then do better. Don't compete with anyone, just yourself. When you are in trouble or have a dilemma, ask yourself, "What's the important thing?". And when you wake up in the morning, ask yourself how you can be a better person, not just a better performer.
5I like attractive people who aren't so terribly aware that they are attractive... people who aren't afraid to roll on the floor and make fools out of themselves.
6They may not know what I'm doing, but they know I'm doing something!
7Dance expresses joy better than anything else.
8It's showtime, folks!
9In today's world, everything seems like some sort of long audition.
10I would never discriminate against someone's talent because they showed the poor taste to like me.
11Don't dance for the audience; dance for yourself.
12I'm still working on my life, just like it's out of town, and when I get it fixed, I'll bring it in.
13Live like you'll die tomorrow, work like you don't need the money, and dance like nobody's watching.
14I thank God that I wasn't born perfect.
#Fact
1"Fosse" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 1998 Back Stage Garland Award for Outstanding Production.
2"Fosse" on Broadway in New York City was nominated for the 1999 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Musical. (Richard Maltby Jr. Chet Walker and Ann Reinking).
3The cast of "Fosse" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 1998 Back Stage Garland Award for Outstanding Ensemble.
4He and Ann Reinking were awarded the 1999 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Choreography for "Fosse" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
5"Chicago," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 1998 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Musical (Large Theatre).
6"Chicago" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded he 1998 Back Stage Garland Award for Outstanding Production.
7Was acting mentor to actress Melanie Griffith.
8Was best friends with screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky.
9Fosse died on 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. on the corner closest to the J.W. Marriott Hotel of a heart attack. He was walking from the Willard Hotel across the street to the National Theater a block away to direct one of his stage plays.
10Inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1979.
11Pictured on one of a set of 4 USA 'forever' commemorative postage stamps featuring Innovative Choreographers, issued 28 July 2012. Others honored in this issue were Isadora Duncan, José Limon and Katherine Dunham. Price on day of issue was 45¢.
12After 1945, formed a dance partnership (mixing ballet with tap), with his then-wife, Mary Ann Niles, performing at nightclubs and in stage musicals.
13Son of a vaudevillian, he performed on stage in burlesque while in his early teens.
14Directed five actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine and Roy Scheider. Minnelli and Grey won for their performances in Cabaret (1972).
15Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives." Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 302-304. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
16Won seven Tony Awards out of 15 nominations, placing him just one win behind record-holder Gower Champion, who also had the same number of nominations. Fosse's wins were, as Best Choreographer: in 1955, for "The Pajama Game"; in 1956, for "Damn Yankees!"; in 1959, for "Redhead"; in 1963, for "Little Me"; in 1966, for "Sweet Charity"; in 1973 for "Pippin"; and as Best Director (Musical): in 1973, for "Pippin". His other Tony nominations were: as Best Choreographer, in 1957, with Jerome Robbins for "Bells Are Ringing"; in 1958, for "New Girl in Town"; and in 1976 for "Chicago"; as Director (Musical): in 1963, with Cy Feuer for "Little Me"; in 1966 for "Sweet Charity"; and in 1976 for "Chicago"; as Best Actor (Musical), in 1964 for a City Center revival of "Pal Joey"; and as Best Book (Musical), in 1976 with Fred Ebb for "Chicago".
17He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2001 (2000 season) for Best Theatre Choreographer with Ann Reinking for "Fosse" at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
18His idol was Fred Astaire.
19Fosse 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.
20Fosse was born in Chicago in 1927, which was the setting and time period for his famous 1975 musical, "Chicago", starring Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera and Jerry Orbach.
21In most of his choreographed pieces, he (or those dancing his choreography) usually wore a hat and gloves. Fosse always wore hats because he started going bald at the age of 17; he used gloves a lot because he didn't like his hands.
22Throughout his career, he was always listed in the Manhattan phone directory.
23Was at times slated to choreograph and direct several Broadway hits, including "Funny Girl" and "Promises, Promises".
24Was planning on making a film version of his Broadway hit "Chicago", with Madonna (a film version is once again in the works, thanks to the success of the Broadway revival), as well as a film about the life of Walter Winchell.
25In 1973, he received an Academy Award for directing Cabaret (1972), a Tony Award for directing "Pippin", and an Emmy Award for directing Liza with a Z (1972). He's the only director to win all three major industry prizes in a single year.
26Choreographer, screenwriter (besides director).
27Father (with Gwen Verdon) of Nicole Fosse.
28Separated from Gwen Verdon in to 1970s, but remained married to her until his death. In the interim, he was romantically involved with Ann Reinking and Jessica Lange.
29Received three Emmy Awards in 1973 for Producing, Directing and Choreographing the television special Liza with a Z (1972) starring Liza Minnelli.

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Performances: Dance in America2001TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
Pippin: His Life and Times1981TV Movie choreographer / choreographer: original New York production / stage director: original New York production
All That Jazz1979choreographer
The Little Prince1974choreographer
Liza with a Z1972TV Special choreographer
Cabaret1972dances staged by
The Ed Sullivan Show1970TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
Sweet Charity1969choreographer / from the New York stage production staging and choreography by
The Seasons of Youth1961TV Movie choreographer
Startime1959TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1959TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
Damn Yankees!1958choreographer
The Pajama Game1957choreographer
My Sister Eileen1955choreographer - as Robert Fosse
White Christmas1954choreographer - uncredited
Kiss Me Kate1953choreographer - uncredited
The Colgate Comedy Hour1951TV Series choreographer - 2 episodes

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
So You Think You Can Dance2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
That's Dancing!1985Documentary performer: "Tom, Dick or Harry"
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire1981TV Movie documentary performer: "Cabaret"
That's Entertainment, Part II1976Documentary performer: "From This Moment On" 1951 - uncredited
The Little Prince1974performer: "Snake In The Grass"
The Garry Moore Show1962TV Series performer - 1 episode
Damn Yankees!1958performer: "Who's Got the Pain"
My Sister Eileen1955"There's Nothin' Like Love" / performer: "Competition Dance" instrumental, "Give Me A Band And My Baby"
Give a Girl a Break1953performer: "In our United State", "Nothing Is Impossible"
Kiss Me Kate1953performer: "Tom, Dick or Harry", "From This Moment On" - uncredited
The Affairs of Dobie Gillis1953performer: "You Can't Do Wrong Doin' Right" - uncredited

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thieves1977Mr. Day
Lenny1974The Interviewer (voice, uncredited)
The Little Prince1974The Snake
Damn Yankees!1958Mambo Dancer (uncredited)
My Sister Eileen1955Frank (as Robert Fosse)
Give a Girl a Break1953Bob Dowdy
Kiss Me Kate1953Hortensio
The Affairs of Dobie Gillis1953Charlie Trask
The Fifty-Fourth Street Revue1949TV SeriesDancer

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star 801983
All That Jazz1979
Dancin' Curtain Call: Bob Fosse1978Short
Lenny1974
Liza with a Z1972TV Special
Cabaret1972
Sweet Charity1969
Startime1959TV Series 1 episode

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chicago: The Vaudeville Musical2013Video written by
Chicago2002book of musical play: Chicago
Star 801983written by
All That Jazz1979written by

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cabaret1972musical numbers staged by
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying1967original musical stager

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Liza with a Z1972TV Special producer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Animal2011very special thanks
Applaus2009grateful thanks
Chicago2002acknowledgment: directed and choreographed for the stage by / dedicatee
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Always in Motion1999TV Movie special thanks
Steps1989Short dedicated to

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Dancer
The 41st Annual Tony Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Direction of a Musical
The 40th Annual Tony Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Choreography & Nominee: Best Direction of a Musical / Best Book of a Musical
Today1980-1986TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHimself
The 1st TV Academy Hall of Fame1984Himself - Presenter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire1981TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hello Hollywood, qui Broadway!1980TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1980TV SeriesHimself
Billy Baxter Presents Diary of the Cannes Film Festival with Rex Reed1980TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 34th Annual Tony Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: American Theatre Wing
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Director & Best Original Screenplay
Fred Astaire: Change Partners and Dance1980TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bob Fosse: On the Set1979TV Short documentaryHimself
The 32nd Annual Tony Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Choreography & Nominee: Best Direction of a Musical
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself
The 30th Annual Tony Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Director of a Musical, Best Choreographer & Best Book of a Musical
The 45th Annual Academy Awards1973TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Director
The 27th Annual Tony Awards1973TV SpecialHimself
The David Frost Show1972TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Recreation of an Era1972Documentary shortHimself
The Joan Rivers Show1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Garry Moore Show1962TV SeriesHimself
The 16th Annual Tony Awards1962TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Best Choreography
The Seasons of Youth1961TV MovieHimself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1951-1955TV SeriesHimself - Dancer
Cavalcade of Stars1951TV SeriesHimself - Guest Dancer
Star of the Family1951TV SeriesHimself
Kreisler Bandstand1951TV SeriesHimself
Cavalcade of Bands1950TV SeriesHimself (as Fosse & Niles)
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show1950TV SeriesHimself - Tap Dancer / Himself - Dancer
Ford Star Revue1950TV SeriesHimself
Toni Twin Time1950TV SeriesHimself
Your Hit Parade1950TV SeriesHimself
The Morey Amsterdam Show1948TV SeriesHimself - Dancer
Kobb's Corner1948TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broadway: The American Musical2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Frank Lippincott / Mambo Dancer
The 100 Greatest Musicals2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Theatreland1997TV SeriesHimself
Cabaret: A Legend in the Making1997Video documentary shortHimself
American Masters1990TV Series documentaryHimself
Great Performances: Dance in America1990TV SeriesHimself
That's Entertainment, Part II1976DocumentaryHortensio

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1994Heritage AwardAmerican Choreography Awards, USA
1981BodilBodil AwardsBest Non-European Film (Bedste ikke-europæiske film)All That Jazz (1979)
1980Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalAll That Jazz (1979)
1978Sant JordiSant Jordi AwardsBest Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)Lenny (1974)
1976Blue Ribbon AwardBlue Ribbon AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmLenny (1974)
1973BodilBodil AwardsBest Non-European Film (Bedste ikke-europæiske film)Cabaret (1972)
1973DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero)Cabaret (1972)
1973DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical/VarietyLiza with a Z (1972)
1973OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorCabaret (1972)
1973Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Program - Variety and Popular MusicLiza with a Z (1972)
1973Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy, Variety or MusicLiza with a Z (1972)
1973Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in ChoreographyLiza with a Z (1972)
1973BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest DirectionCabaret (1972)
1972NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest DirectorCabaret (1972)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1984Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalStar 80 (1983)
1980OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorAll That Jazz (1979)
1980OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenAll That Jazz (1979)
1975Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalLenny (1974)
1975DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesLenny (1974)
1975OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorLenny (1974)
1975Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureLenny (1974)
1973DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesCabaret (1972)
1973Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureCabaret (1972)

3rd Place Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1979NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorAll That Jazz (1979)

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