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Bob Fosse Net Worth


Bob Fosse had a net worth of $2.5 million at the time of his death in September 1987. He was a famous American dancer, choreographer, and director, known for his distinctive style of choreography that included the use of jazz hands. Fosse was the only person to ever win an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony award in the same year, and his estate was valued at $1 million.

Key facts:

  • Bob Fosse was a renowned American dancer, choreographer, and director.
  • Fosse's distinctively style of choreography included the use of jazz hands.
  • He is the only person to have ever won an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony award in the same year, which he achieved in 1973.
  • Fosse won a total of eight Tony Awards for choreography and one for directing Pippin.
  • In addition to his Tony Awards, he was a recipient of Primetime Emmy Awards, a BAFTA Award, Drama Desk Awards, and a Directors Guild Award.

Basic Information About Bob Fosse

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Directors
ProfessionsChoreographer, Film Director, Actor, Theatre Director, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Dancer
Net worth$2,500,000
Date of birth1927-06-23
Place of birthChicago
Date of death1987-09-23 (aged 60)
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksIn most of his choreographed sequences, you will see him or his proteges wearing a hat/gloves.
Highly stylized, sexual dance choreography
Known publicly and in private as a ladies' man
Tended to feature protagonists who were dancers or performers
Distinctive choreography featuring jazz hands and turned in knees
Rarely seen without cigarette hanging from mouth
Frequently collaborated with wife Gwen Verdon
SpouseGwen Verdon - (1 AprilΒ 1960 - 23 SeptemberΒ 1987)Β (his death)Β (1 child)
Joan McCracken - (1951 - 1959)Β (divorced)
Mary Ann Niles - (1949 - 1951)Β (divorced)
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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What Movie Awards did Bob Fosse win?


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Bob Fosse awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Bodil - Best Non-European Film (Bedste ikke-europæiske film)WinnerCabaret1973
David - Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero)WinnerCabaret1973
DGA Award - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesNomineeCabaret1973
Bodil - Best Non-European Film (Bedste ikke-europæiske film)WinnerAll That Jazz1981
Palme d'Or - WinnerAll That Jazz1980
NYFCC Award - Best DirectorNomineeAll That Jazz1979
Golden Berlin Bear - NomineeStar 801984
Blue Ribbon Award - Best Foreign Language FilmWinnerLenny1976
DGA Award - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesNomineeLenny1975
Golden Globe - Best Director - Motion PictureNomineeLenny1975
Sant Jordi - Best Foreign Film (Mejor PelΓ­cula Extranjera)WinnerLenny1978

Bob Fosse roles

Movie / Series Role
All That JazzDirector
All That JazzWriter
Sweet CharityDirector
Star 80Director
Star 80Writer
LennyThe Interviewer (voice) (uncredited)

Bob Fosse's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
The Pajama GameΒ (1957)$25 .000

Bob Fosse's Quotes

  • I thank God that I wasn't born perfect.
  • Live like you'll die tomorrow, work like you don't need the money, and dance like nobody's watching.
  • I'm still working on my life, just like it's out of town, and when I get it fixed, I'll bring it in.
  • Don't dance for the audience; dance for yourself.
  • I would never discriminate against someone's talent because they showed the poor taste to like me.

Interesting Facts about Bob Fosse

  1. Received three Emmy Awards in 1973 for Producing, Directing and Choreographing the television special Liza with a Z (1972) starring Liza Minnelli.
  2. Separated from Gwen Verdon in to 1970s, but remained married to her until his death. In the interim, he was romantically involved with Ann Reinking and Jessica Lange.
  3. Father (with Gwen Verdon) of Nicole Fosse.
  4. Choreographer, screenwriter (besides director).
  5. In 1973, he received an Academy Award for directing Cabaret (1972), a Tony Award for directing "Pippin", and an Emmy Award for directing Liza with a Z (1972). He's the only director to win all three major industry prizes in a single year.
  6. Was planning on making a film version of his Broadway hit "Chicago", with Madonna (a film version is once again in the works, thanks to the success of the Broadway revival), as well as a film about the life of Walter Winchell.
  7. Was at times slated to choreograph and direct several Broadway hits, including "Funny Girl" and "Promises, Promises".
  8. Throughout his career, he was always listed in the Manhattan phone directory.
  9. In most of his choreographed pieces, he (or those dancing his choreography) usually wore a hat and gloves. 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.
  10. Fosse was born in Chicago in 1927, which was the setting and time period for his famous 1975 musical, "Chicago", starring Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera and Jerry Orbach.
  11. Fosse has unintentionally competed with Francis Ford Coppola on several occasions. Both were up for the 1972 Best Director Oscar (Coppola for The Godfather (1972) and Fosse for Cabaret (1972); Fosse won). Both were up for the 1974 Best Director Oscar (Coppola for The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Fosse for Lenny (1974); Coppola won). Both were up for the 1979 Best Director Oscar (Coppola for Apocalypse Now (1979) and Fosse for All That Jazz (1979); neither won). 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 (1979)), he tied with the Akira Kurosawa film Kagemusha (1980), which had two Americans as executive producers: George Lucas and Coppola.
  12. His idol was Fred Astaire.
  13. He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2001 (2000 season) for Best Theatre Choreographer with Ann Reinking for "Fosse" at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
  14. Won seven Tony Awards out of 15 nominations, placing him just one win behind record-holder Gower Champion, who also had the same number of nominations. Fosse's wins were, as Best Choreographer: in 1955, for "The Pajama Game"; in 1956, for "Damn Yankees!"; in 1959, for "Redhead"; in 1963, for "Little Me"; in 1966, for "Sweet Charity"; in 1973 for "Pippin"; and as Best Director (Musical): in 1973, for "Pippin". His other Tony nominations were: as Best Choreographer, in 1957, with Jerome Robbins for "Bells Are Ringing"; in 1958, for "New Girl in Town"; and in 1976 for "Chicago"; as Director (Musical): in 1963, with Cy Feuer for "Little Me"; in 1966 for "Sweet Charity"; and in 1976 for "Chicago"; as Best Actor (Musical), in 1964 for a City Center revival of "Pal Joey"; and as Best Book (Musical), in 1976 with Fred Ebb for "Chicago".
  15. Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives." Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 302-304. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
  16. Directed five actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine and Roy Scheider. Minnelli and Grey won for their performances in Cabaret (1972).
  17. Son of a vaudevillian, he performed on stage in burlesque while in his early teens.
  18. After 1945, formed a dance partnership (mixing ballet with tap), with his then-wife, Mary Ann Niles, performing at nightclubs and in stage musicals.
  19. Pictured on one of a set of 4 USA 'forever' commemorative postage stamps featuring Innovative Choreographers, issued 28 July 2012. Others honored in this issue were Isadora Duncan, JosΓ© Limon and Katherine Dunham. Price on day of issue was 45Β’.
  20. Inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1979.

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