Choreographer, director, screenwriterDied when: 60 years 92 days (723 months)
Star Sign: Cancer
Robert Louis Fosse (/ˈfɒsi/;June 23, 1927 – September 23, 1987) was an American actor, choreographer, dancer, and film and stage director.
He directed and choreographed musical works on stage and screen, including the stage musicals The Pajama Game (1954), Damn Yankees (1955), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961), Sweet Charity (1966), Pippin (1972), and Chicago (1975).
He directed the films Sweet Charity (1969), Cabaret (1972), Lenny (1975), All That Jazz (1979), and Star 80 (1983).Fosse's distinctive style of choreography included turned-in knees and "jazz hands".
He is the only person ever to have won Oscar, Emmy, and Tony awards in the same year (1973).He was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning Best Director for Cabaret, and won the Palme D'Or in 1980 for All That Jazz.
He won a record eight Tonys for his choreography, as well as one for direction for Pippin.