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  Bob Fosse - Choreographer | TheatreDance.com
The short version of the Bob Fosse bio is that he was born into a star-struck family in Chicago in 1927.
Fosse is a choreographer who pushed the dancer's body beyond self-evident limits in a pursuit of eroticism that somehow managed to be elegant even when teasingly perverse, innocent when sophisticatedly dynamic, and joyous even when streaked with cynicism.
Fosse, however, outstripped Cole, becoming a greater teacher and choreographer than he himself was a dancer--not because he couldn't express what glowed in his imagination, but because his own physical appearance did not admit him to the top echelon of screen or stage virtuosos such as Astaire, Kelly, O'Connor, or Gower Champion.
www.theatredance.com /choreographers/fosse.html   (895 words)

 Bob Fosse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fosse and Vernon married in 1960, this was Fosse's third marriage.
Bob Fosse's fast paced life that consisted of a heavy work schedule, drinking and doing drugs, and chain smoking had done their damage.
Bob Fosse's unique and distinguished style is the tool that he used to become such an important part of Americal musical theater.
pubpages.unh.edu /~jtufts/bobfosse.html   (666 words)

 Bob Fosse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fosse developed a jazz dance style that was immediately recognizable, exuding a stylized, cynical sexuality.
Bob Fosse died from a heart attack at the age of 60.
Bob Fosse and third wife Gwen Verdon studied under the famous acting instructor Sanford Meisner.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Bob_Fosse   (903 words)

 fosse.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fosse had always been a man who fully embraced life, and his death at the relatively young age of sixty came as a shock to almost no one.
Fosse himself often called the en masse amalgamation of these moves the "amoeba", and that word as much as any describes his particular style, one at once fluid and angular.
Born Robert Louis Fosse in Chicago on June 23, 1927, Bob Fosse was the son of a vaudevillian.
www.fosse.com /features/fosse_an_introduction.html   (327 words)

 Fosse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
By now mythology has pretty well established Bob Fosse as a famously demanding and insecure workaholic, sweet guy, and womanizer who died a physical burnout in 1987, at the age of 60.
Fosse doesn't try to give a narrative or even a chronology of Fosse highlights, but it does riff extensively on Fosse's vaudeville background, his glittery stage successes, and his taste for sexy sleaze.
People say Fosse developed the style as a defense or a façade to counter his self-consciousness about not being a perfectly turned-out, noble, body-beautiful dancer.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/theater/00/02/03/FOSSE.html   (714 words)

 Television: Bob Hope and American Variety (Library of Congress)
Bob Hope was approached by NBC in 1949 to host his own show and soon conquered the new medium even as he maintained his popularity in film and radio.
Bob Fosse Produces Liza with a "Z" Bob Fosse was one of the musical theater's greatest choreographers and directors.
Bob Fosse's initial concept for Liza With a Z called for the film to be a documentary of a Liza Minnelli concert filmed from the perspective of the Ms.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/bobhope/tv.html   (1222 words)

 Fosse, Bob (1927-1987) Biography | sjpc_02_package.xml
Director-choreographer Bob Fosse forever changed the way audiences around the world viewed dance on the stage and in the film industry in the late twentieth century.
Bob was the youngest of six children and quickly learned to win attention from his family through his dancing.
By 1960, Fosse was a nationally known and respected choreographer, married to Verdon (by then a beloved Broadway star) and father to their child Nicole.
www.bookrags.com /biography/fosse-bob-1927-1987-sjpc-02   (981 words)

 Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon Collection: Finding Aids (Performing Arts Reading Room, Music Division,Library of Congress)
Born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1927, Bob Fosse is known as one of musical theater's greatest choreographers and directors.
Fosse and Verdon were married in 1960 and had one daughter, Nicole Fosse, also a professional dancer who appeared on Broadway in "Phantom of the Opera".
The Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon Collection is an extensive collection of multi-format materials documenting the professional lives of two of America's most notable artists of the twentieth century.
www.loc.gov /rr/perform/special/fosse.html   (2808 words)

 Bob Fosse Biography (Choreographer/Dancer) — Infoplease.com
As a choreographer, Bob Fosse changed the course of Broadway musicals with his distinctively slinky, sexy style of dancing.
Fosse was married three times, most famously to his dance partner Gwen Verdon, and was also famous for his extramarital womanizing and freewheeling lifestyle.
Bob Fosse - Fosse, Bob (Robert Louis Fosse), 1927–87, American choreographer and director, b.
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 Bob Fosse
The son of a vaudevillian, Robert Louis Fosse was born on June 23, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois.
Fosse flawlessly captures the nightlife of the middle class during the war through floor dance routines and singing acts.
While rehearsing the revival of Sweet Charity with Gwen Verdon in 1987, Fosse collapsed outside the William Hotel in Washington, D.C. He was rushed to the George Washington University Hospital and proclaimed dead due to a heart attack (Zaremba).
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 Biography - Bob Fossee - Guide to Musical Theatre
The son of a vaudevillian, Bob Fosse was born into the theatre.
From then on, Verdon was leading lady in almost all Fosse's shows, becoming the definitive Fosse dancer - all dazzling legs and double-jointed shoulders.
Fosse's two earlier marriages, to dancers Mary Arm Niles and Joan McCracken, had ended in divorce; now the strain was telling on Fosse and Verdon.
www.nodanw.com /biographies/bob_fosse.htm   (676 words)

 Who's Who in Musicals: F
Fosse got his start in vaudeville as one of the dancing Riff Brothers, later polishing his skills as a ballroom dancer in nightclubs.
Fosse returned to the stage as choreographer for director George Abbott, winning acclaim for his work on The Pajama Game (1956) and Damn Yankees (1957).
Many of Fosse's hits were built around his third wife and longtime collaborator, the dazzling Gwen Verdon.
www.musicals101.com /who3.htm   (3798 words)

 Bob Fosse
Robert "Bob" Fosse (June 23, 1927 - September 23, 1987) is known as one of musical theater's greatest choreographers and directors.
He began his career as a dancer, appearing in such films as Give A Girl A Break[?] and Kiss Me Kate, both published in 1953.
Bob Fosse was married to the dancer Gwen Verdon, having one daughter, Nicole Fosse[?], who is also a dancer like her parents.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/bo/Bob_Fosse.html   (153 words)

 IGN: Featured Filmmaker: Bob Fosse
Bob Fosse's career as a film director was relatively short (1969-1983), but the few films he made are mesmerizing in their treatment of society’s underbelly.
Fosse came to the world of cinema through his career as a dancer and choreographer.
Fosse dares us to see what made Snider into a monster and how Dorothy’s other two men were also controlling her.
movies.ign.com /articles/355/355761p1.html   (1738 words)

 Bob Fosse Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Bob Fosse began his unusual career as a dancer in the late 1940s, touring with companies of Call Me Mister and Make Mine Manhattan.
Fosse's best collaboration with Verdon, Sweet Charity (1966, film 1969), demonstrated their perfect compatibility as a creative team and also flaunted his trademark style as a choreographer.
A perfectionist, Fosse liked detail in his choreography and would position his dancers down to the angles of their feet or their little fingers.
www.bookrags.com /biography/bob-fosse   (659 words)

 Amazon.ca: Star 80: Video: Mariel Hemingway,Eric Roberts,Cliff Robertson,Carroll Baker,Roger Rees,David Clennon,Josh ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Legendary director/dancer/choreographer Bob Fosse may have been a consummate entertainer, responsible for popular productions on the Broadway stage, but he was also an uncompromising filmmaker who wasn't afraid to explore the dark side of humanity.
After the autobiographical intensity of All That Jazz, Fosse's final film was this honest and painfully authentic biography about Dorothy Stratten, who was Playboy's Playmate of the Year for 1979 and had just begun a promising film career when her jealous boyfriend took a shotgun to her head.
Fosse tackles this brutal reality head on, opening the film with the aftermath of murder and telling the story in flashback, beginning in Vancouver when slick charmer Paul Snider (Eric Roberts, in a chilling performance) discovers Dorothy (Mariel Hemingway) and makes her his ticket to fame and unearned glory.
www.amazon.ca /Star-80-Bob-Fosse/dp/B000006FZ0   (1734 words)

 Got Jazz!?  The Magic of Bob Fosse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bob Fosse did not have the wonderful 'technique' that many of us believe is necessary to become a professional dancer.
Bob Fosse would go on to dance, choreograph and direct several musicals and movies.
The lesson we learn from the life of Bob Fosse is one we hear all the time but seldom practice.
www.danceart.com /GotJazz/fosse.htm   (536 words)

 Bob Fosse, Choreographer-Director
“Fosse,” takes excerpts from various parts of Bob Fosse’s career, but most significantly picks representative pieces from the first and second half of Fosse’s career.
However, the highlight of “Fosse,” and Bob Fosse’s career is perhaps the “Steam Heat,” type of dance from “The Pajama Game,” that made Gwen Verdon, Artistic Advisor, a star.
Also easily recognizable and stunning is the Fosse trademark on costuming that focuses on or isolates dance.
dcmdva-arts.org /fosse.htm   (353 words)

 CJOnline.com | The Topeka Capital-Journal | 'Fosse' and 'Chicago' to razzle-dazzle Topeka 01/26/03   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bob Fosse: Touring revue of famed choreographer's works comes to TPAC on Friday with film and stage versions of 'Chicago' to follow
However, on Friday, TPAC audiences will see the "Razzle Dazzle" number from "Chicago" as part of a NETworks national tour of "Fosse," a revue of 20 scenes originally choreographed by Bob Fosse, the only person to win an Oscar, Tony and Emmy award in the same year.
And then there is "Fosse's" nod to Fosse's television work, including "Bye Bye Blackbird" and "I Gotcha" from "Liza with a Z," a 1972 television special starring Liza Minnelli, who for a while took on the role of Roxie Hart in "Chicago" when Gwen Verdon underwent throat surgery.
www.cjonline.com /stories/012603/art_fosse.shtml   (1225 words)

 Today in History: June 23
Robert Louis "Bob" Fosse was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 23, 1927.
Fosse, whose father worked in vaudeville, had his own professional dance act by the age of thirteen.
From 1960 to 1975, Fosse was married to the talented dancer Gwen Verdon, who was the leading lady in many of his shows.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/jun23.html   (1335 words)

 Bob Fosse - Moviefone
Though he was physically "wrong" as a dancer, Bob Fosse never let those limitations impede his artistic ambition.
Bob Fosse was first married to fellow dancer Marian Niles,...
Bob Fosse - Filmography, Biography, News, Photos, Birth date, Relationships, Bob Fosse Film Clips, and Fun Facts on Moviefone.
movies.aol.com /celebrity/bob-fosse/90209/main   (86 words)

 Bob Fosse - MSN Encarta
Bob Fosse (1927-1987), American choreographer (see Choreography) and stage and film director, admired for his work in Broadway musicals.
Born Robert Louis Fosse in Chicago, Illinois, and trained in dance and acting, Fosse won his first Tony Awards for his imaginative dance sequences in the musicals Pajama Game (1953) and Damn Yankees (1955).
Noted for its intentionally exaggerated staging and unique arrangements of dancers, Fosse's choreography emphasized stylistic techniques such as locked ankles, hip thrusts, shoulder rolls, and leaning postures.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761562747/Bob_Fosse.html   (119 words)

 Biography for Bob Fosse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
Fosse was born in Chicago in 1927, which was the setting and time period for his famous '75 musical, "Chicago";, starring Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera and Jerry Orbach.
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), he tied with the Akira Kurasawa film Kagemusha, which had two Americans as executive producers: George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0002080/bio   (630 words)

 Bob Fosse - Film and


Choreographer - Main Page by Streetswing.com
-- Bob Fosse was a extremly talented choreographer, dancer and actor who was born into a vaudeville family.
Fosse's style consisted of: Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Modern dance.
Fosse's choreography was energetic, sexy, cool and clean.
www.streetswing.com /histmai2/d2fosse1.htm   (162 words)

 Moomin Light: Bob Fosse
You know you have an odd family when your six year old can identify which Bob Fosse musical a song comes from: “This one’s from All that Jazz...no, actually it’s from Pippin.” (We did skip over inappropriate parts of the musicals – which means we watched only selected scenes from All that Jazz and Pippin).
But, there is something about the artistry of Bob Fosse’s work that makes me love it, even though I find it hard to explain.
His girlfriend and daughter do a special dance, just for him, to "Everything Old." Ann Reinking is at her leggy best, and it's one of the few sweet numbers in any of his musicals (pictures on a previous post: Moomin Light: "On Broadway"- George Benson).
mlight.typepad.com /moomin_light/2005/12/bob_fosse.html   (526 words)

 'Fosse' explosive despite splashes of monotony amid the razzle-dazzle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bob Fosse (1927-1987) was a vaudeville, Broadway, Hollywood and TV legend.
Already, during his life, Fosse was an "influence." He formulated a dance idiom.
The considerable visual excitement of "Fosse" is due largely to the many moods of a dark-to-dazzling lighting design by Andrew Bridge and simple-to-startling costumes by Santo Loquasto.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /theater/fosseq.shtml   (759 words)

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