Bob Fosse Biography, Age, Wives, Children, Movies And Net Worth

Bob Fosse Biography

Born on June 23, 1927, Bob  Fosse died on September 23, 1987. He was an American dancer, musical theater choreographer and theater and film director. He is known for directing and choreographing musical works on stage and screen, including the 1954 Pajama Game (choreography) and 1975 Chicago and 1972 Cabaret film.

He is closely associated with the distinctive style of his choreography, which includes turned-in knees and “jazz hands.” He was the only person ever to win awards for Oscar, Emmy, and Tony in the same year (1973). He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, winning the Best Director of Cabaret, and winning a record eight Tonys for his choreography as well as one for the direction of Pippin.

He is the son father, Cyril K. Fosse, a traveling salesman for The Hershey Company, and Irish-born mother, Sara Alice Fosse (née Stanton), the fifth of six children.

Bob Fosse Age

He was born on the 23rd of June 1927 and died on the 23rd of September 1987. he was 60 years old.

 

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Bob Fosse Wives

On May 3, 1947, in Detroit, Fosse married dance partner Mary Ann Niles. He married dancer Joan McCracken in New York City in 1952, a year after divorcing Niles, this marriage lasted until 1959 when it ended in divorce.

His third wife was dancer and actress Gwen Verdon. They had a daughter in 1963, Nicole Fosse, who later became a dancer and performer.

The extramarital affairs of Fosse put a strain on the marriage and they were separated by 1971, even though they remained legally married until his death in 1987. Verdon has never been remarried.

During Pippin’s run, Fosse met dancer Ann Reinking. Their romantic relationship ended “toward the end of Dancin’s run,” according to Reinking. In the 1970s, Fosse was sporadically linked to actress Jessica Lange.

Fosse was revealed to have epilepsy during rehearsals for The Conquering Hero in 1961 when he suffered a seizure on the scene.

Bob Fosse Jessica Lange

Jessica was married to Mikhail Baryshnikov(1976-1981) but also she occasionally met with Bob though they remained friends till he died.

Bob Fosse Children

Bob Fosse Daughter

Born on March 3, 196, Nicole Providence Fosse. She’s a performer, dancer, and producer from America. She is Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse’s only daughter. She appeared as “Lani Mueller” in Miami Vice. She also appeared in her father’s All That Jazz in 1979. In the movie version of A Chorus Line, Fosse played “Kristine”.
Fosse worked on the Broadway (2009) revival of her father’s dancing musical magazine She served as Fosse / Verdon’s creative consultant and co-producer in 2019, depicting her parents ‘ romantic and creative partnerships.

Bob Fosse Dance

Bob Fosse Dance Style

Dance Style of Bob Fosse. Fosse’s unique jazz dance style was stylish, sexy, and easily recognized. After growing up in cabaret nightclubs, the nature of Fosse’s signature style was sexually suggestive. Three of his dance trademarks included turned-in knees, sideways shuffling, and rolled shoulders. bobs dance styles video

Bob Fosse Michael Jackson

There is no confirmation of Fosse  influencing Michael Jackson dance moves he was pretty amazing at dancing .for more info

Bob Fosse Movie

Bob Fosse movies and release date;

1. All that jazz 1979
2. Cabaret 1972
3. Lenny 1974
4. Sweet charity 1969

5. Chicago 2002
6. The little prince 1974
7.Star 80 1983
8. Kiss me mate 1953

9.Liza with a z
10. Give a girl a break 1953
11. Thieves 1977
12. The Affairs of Dobie Gillis

Bob Fosse Chicago

Chicago is an American musical with John Kander’s music, Fred Ebb’s lyrics, and Ebb and Bob Fosse’s book. The musical is based in Jazz-age Chicago on the reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins ‘ 1926 play of the same name on actual criminals and crimes she reported. The story is a satire about corruption in criminal justice administration and the concept of “criminal celebrity.”

The original production of Broadway opened at the 46th Street Theater in 1975 and ran until 1977 for 936 performances. The original production was choreographed by Bob Fosse, and his style is strongly associated with the show. Chicago was revived on Broadway in 1996 and a year later in the West End after a West End debut in 1979 that ran for 600 performances.

The revival of Broadway holds the record as the longest running musical revival and the longest running American musical in the history of Broadway. It’s the second longest-running show in the history of Broadway, behind only The Opera’s Phantom, playing its 7,486th performance on November 23, 2014, surpassing Cats.

The revival of the West End has become the longest running American musical in the history of the West End. Chicago has been staged throughout the world in numerous productions and has toured extensively in the United States and the United Kingdom. The musical’s 2002 film version won the Best Picture Academy Award.

Act 1

Velma Kelly is a vaudevillian in Chicago in the mid-1920s who killed her husband and her sister when she found them together in bed. At tonight’s show (“All That Jazz”), she welcomes the audience. Finally, Velma is arrested for her crime. Meanwhile, the audience is hearing the assassination of her lover by chorus girl Roxie Hart, regular nightclub Fred Casely.

Roxie convinces her husband Amos that a burglar was the victim, and Amos takes the blame cheerfully. Roxie expresses her appreciation for the thick skull of her husband (“Funny Honey”). But when the police mention the name of the deceased, Amos late realizes that he has been lied to by Roxie.

The truth comes out, arresting Roxie. She is sent to the Cook County Jail women’s block, inhabited by Velma and other assassins (“Cell Block Tango”). The block is presided over by the corrupt Matron “Mama” Morton, whose mutual assistance system (“When You’re Good to Mama”) fits her clientele perfectly. She helped Velma become the top murder-of – the-week of the media and acts as a booking agent for the great return to vaudeville of Velma.

Velma is not happy to see Roxie, her lawyer, Billy Flynn, stealing not only her limelight. Roxie tries to convince Amos to be her lawyer (“A Tap Dance”) to pay for Billy Flynn. Billy sings his anthem with a chorus of fan dancers (“All I Care About Is Love”), eagerly awaited by his all-girl clientele.

Billy takes the case of Roxie and rearranges her story for consumption by Mary Sunshine (“A Little Bit of Good”), a sympathetic tabloid columnist. Roxie’s press conference turns into a ventriloquist act with Billy dictating to the press a new version of the truth (“We Both Reached for the Gun”), while Roxie speaks.

Roxie becomes Chicago’s most popular celebrity as she proclaims quite proudly while planning her future vaudeville career (“Roxie”).

As the fame of Roxie grows, Velma’s notoriety subsides, and she tries to talk to Roxie about recreating the sister act (“I Can’t Do It Alone”) in an “act of pure desperation,” but Roxie turns her down, only to find her own headlines replaced by the latest sordid passion crime (“Chicago After Midnight”).

Roxie and Velma realize separately that there is no one they can count on but themselves (“My Own Best Friend”), and Roxie decides to put her back on the front page when she is pregnant in prison.

Bob Fosse Pippin

Pippin is Stephen Schwartz’s 1972 musical with music and lyrics and Roger O. Hirson’s book. Also contributing to the libretto was Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production. The musical uses a mysterious performance troupe’s premise, led by a leading player, to tell Pippin’s story, a young prince on his quest for meaning and significance.

The protagonist Pippin and his father Charlemagne are characters derived from two early Middle Ages real-life individuals, although the plot is fictional and does not present either historical accuracy. Motown Records partially funded the show. Pippin’s original run is the 36th longest-running Broadway show as of April 2019.

play 1

This musical begins with a troupe’s leading player and accompanying actors in different costume pieces from several different periods of time, establishing the deliberately anachronistic, defamiliarized, unconventional feeling of the play.

Throughout the performance, the Leading Player and troupe metafictionally channel the distancing effect of Brechtian and immediately break the fourth wall, speak directly to the audience and provoke their attention. They start a story about a boy prince looking for existential fulfillment. They reveal that a new actor is a boy who will be playing the prince, called Pippin.

Pippin talks to his dream scholars to find where he belongs, and they applaud Pippin happily in his ambitious quest for an extraordinary life. Then Pippin returns to his father’s castle and estate, King Charles (known by the “Charlemagne” epithet).

Charles and Pippin have no opportunity to communicate frequently as they are interrupted by nobles, soldiers, and courtiers fighting for the attention of Charles, and Charles is clearly uncomfortable talking to his educated son or expressing any loving emotions.

His stepmother Fastrada and her dim-witted son Lewis also meet Pippin. Charles and Lewis are planning to go into battle with the Visigoths in the near future, and Pippin begins to take Charles along to prove himself. Charles unwillingly agrees and goes on to explain to his men a battle plan.

The Leading Player, once in battle, returns to lead the troupe in a mock battle using top hats, canes, and fancy jazz to glorify warfare and violence (“Glory”), with the Leading Player in the middle and two lead dancers. Pippin is not attracted by this charade of war, and he flees into the countryside.

The Leading Player tells Pippin’s country travel audience until he stops at the estate of his exiled grandmother. There, Berthe (his paternal grandmother, Fastrada exiled) tells Pippin not to be so serious and to live a little bit. Pippin takes this advice and decides to find something a little lighter (“With You”). While he initially enjoys many meaningless sexual encounters, he soon discovers that loveless relationships leave you “empty and unfulfilled.”

The Leading Player then tells Pippin that he might have to fight tyranny, and uses Charles as a perfect example of an uneducated tyrant to fight. Pippin is planning a revolution, and Fastrada is delighted to hear that Charles and Pippin might both die in order to make her beloved Lewis king

. Fastrada arranges Charles ‘ assassination, and her plot (“Spread a Little Sunshine”) falls victim to Pippin. Pippin kills him while Charles prays at Arles and becomes the new king (“Morning Glow”). The leading player tells the audience they’re going to break for now, but expect a thoroughly exciting finale

 

Bob Fosse Sweet Charity

“Sweet Charity” is the title of a movie featuring The Adventures of a Girl Who Wanted to Be Loved.its, a 1969 American musical comedy-drama film directed and choreographed by Peter Stone, Bob Fosse, and featuring music by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields.

It stars Shirley MacLaine and features John McMartin, Jr. Sammy Davis, Ricardo Montalbán, Rivera Chita, Kelly Paula, and Kaye Stubby. It is based on the same-name stage musical of 1966–directed and choreographed by Fosse as well–which in turn is based on the screenplay by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano and Tullio Pinelli for the film Le Notti di Cabiria (Nights of Cabiria) by Fellini.

However, where Fellini’s black-and-white film concerns an ever-hoping prostitute’s romantic ups-and-downs, the musical makes the central character a dancer-for-hire in a Times Square dance hall.

plot 

Charity Hope Valentine and her friends Nickie and Helene work as a taxi dancer. She longs for love, but has bad luck with men, being stolen and pushed off by one ex-boyfriend of Gapstow Bridge in Central Park. She has another humiliating encounter with Vittorio Vitale (Ricardo Montalbán), the famous movie star.

Charity meets shy Oscar Lindquist in a stuck elevator after failing to find a new job through an employment agency. They strike a relationship, but charity doesn’t reveal what it does for a lifetime. He initially seems to accept it when she finally tells Oscar, but finally tells Charity he can’t marry her.

The optimistic charity faces her future, living hopefully ever after, alone, for the time being.

Bob Fosse Net Worth

Bob Fosse net worth: Bob Fosse was an American dancer, choreographer, and director who at the time of his death had net worth of 25 million, adjusting for inflation.