Fosse, Bob (Robert Louis Fosse)fôˈsē, fŏsˈē, 1927–87, American choreographer and director, b. Chicago. Fosse first appeared on Broadway in Dance Me a Song (1950). He choreographed dances for The Pajama Game (1954), Damn Yankees (1955), and Pippin (1972). He also directed and choreographed the film Sweet Charity (1966) and the supposedly autobiographical All That Jazz (1979). In 1972, he became the only director to win an Academy Award ( Cabaret ), a Tony Award ( Pippin ) and an Emmy Award ("Liza with a Z") in the same year.
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