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Bob Fosse

  • American celebrity
  • Born June 23, 1927

Robert Louis Fosse (June 23, 1927 – September 23, 1987) was an American dancer, musical-theatre choreographer, and theatre and film director. He is known for directing and choreographing musical works on stage and screen, including the stage musicals The Pajama Game (choreography) in 1954 and Chicago in 1975 and the film Cabaret in 1972. He is closely associated with the distinctive style of his choreography, which includes turned-in knees and "jazz hands", and was the only person ever to win Oscar, Emmy, and Tony awards in the same year (1973).


If you think you can do better, then do better. Don't compete with anyone; just yourself.




Choreography is writing on your feet.




Live like you'll die tomorrow, work like you don't need the money, and dance like nobody's watching.




Life is just a bowl of cherries, don't take it serious, its mysterious. Life is just a bowl of cherries, so live and laugh and laugh at love, love a laugh, laugh and love.




She not only kept her lovely figure, she's added so much to it.




I drink too much, I smoke too much, I take pills too much, I work too much, I girl around too much, I everything too much.




My life is an open pamphlet.




I thank God that I wasn't born perfect.




I'm still ambivalent about Hollywood. I think that's why I made 'Star 80.' To deal with the ambivalence. I really wanted to succeed Gene Kelly, and I thought it was a fair bet.




In my next lifetime, I want to come back as a composer.




I 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.




Directors are never in short supply of girlfriends.



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