Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Robert Louis Fosse was born in Chicago in 1927,
one of six children. 
The story goes that he had to take his sister to tap class,
well, CAJOLE her into going. 
Once there...and the rest is show biz history!
 The caption on this photo is:
Fosse...age 9, when he was already
1/2 of "The Riff Brothers,"
along with partner Charlie Grass.
When you own your own tux (and your own act) at 9,
what the hell else are you going to grow up to be?
 Head shots from Bob's early Hollywood Days.
He began in New York, with his new wife (and partner), Mary Ann Niles,
hoping to be the next Fred Astaire.
They were "noticed" by Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin,
who got them a shot on The Colgate Hour.
An MGM contract for Bob came next.

 My Sister Eileen with Janet Lee,
in released in 1955
(that's him, in position Number 2).
He also choreographed, and had a chance to do a wonderful
back-alley dance with Tommy Rall.

 In 1952...he was on Broadway as the lead
in Pal Joey.

 Damn Yankees with Gwen Verdon.
He got to partner her in the film version of 
"Who's Got The Pain?"

 With Shirley McClaine
in the movie version of Sweet Charity, 1969.
Disaster at the box office!

 Just in case you wanted to try! :)

 With Liza on the set of Cabaret...1972. 

 sssssSnake in the Grass...
in The Little Prince, 1974.

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