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Jerome Robbins (1918–1998)


Jerome Robbins was born on October 11, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA as Jerome Rabinowitz. He is known for his work on West Side Story (1961), Fiddler on the Roof (1971) and On the Town (1949). He died on July 29, 1998 in New York City. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

West Side Story
West Side Story Miscellaneous Crew
(1961)
Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof Miscellaneous Crew
(1971)
On the Town
On the Town Writer
(1949)
Gypsy
Gypsy Miscellaneous Crew
(1993)

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 2012 Something's Coming (TV Short) (choreographer)
 1993 Gypsy (TV Movie) (choreographer) / (choreographer: original stage production) / (director: original stage production)
 1980 Live from Studio 8H: An Evening with Jerome Robbins (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1979 Baryshnikov at the White House (TV Movie) (choreographer: "Four Chopin Dances")
 1971 Fiddler on the Roof (choreographer: New York stage production) / (director: New York stage production)
 1962 Gypsy (based upon the stage play choreographed by) / (based upon the stage play directed by)
 1961 West Side Story (choreography by) / (stage play: director) / (stage play: orchestrator)
 1960 Peter Pan (TV Special) (choreographer)
 1957 The Pajama Game (stage director)
 1956 The King and I (dances and musical numbers staged by)
  Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (choreographer - 2 episodes, 1955 - 1956) (director - 1 episode, 1956)
- Peter Pan (1956) ... (choreographer) / (director: stage production)
- Peter Pan (1955) ... (choreographer)
 1954 General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (TV Movie) (dances for "The King and I")
 1942 I Danced with Don Porfirio (choreographer)
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He directed Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's musical, "West Side Story," at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, England with Marlys Watters, Don McKay, Mary Preston, Ken Le Roy, George Chakiris, Linsay Dolan, and Leo Kharibian in the cast. See more »

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Only three times in Academy Award history have director-collaborators been nominated for Best Directing Oscars: Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins for West Side Story (1961), Warren Beatty and Buck Henry for Heaven Can Wait (1978) and Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for No Country for Old Men (2007). (Wise/Robbins and the Coens actually won the award). See more »

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Jerry

Star Sign:

Libra

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