Bob Fosse (June 23, 1927 -- September 23, 1987) was an American Broadway choreographer. He won eight Tony awards for choreography during his lifetime. He was also nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for directing ''Film/{{Cabaret}}''. (As a matter of fact, he is the only director to have won a Tony (for ''Theatre/{{Pippin}}''), an Emmy (for ''Liza with a Z''), and an Oscar (for ''Cabaret'') '''in the same year'''. Known for his innovative choreography and use of subtext in his dances.

Productions he choreographed include ''Theatre/ThePajamaGame'', ''Theatre/DamnYankees'', and ''Theatre/HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying''. Productions he both directed and choreographed include ''Theatre/SweetCharity'', ''Theatre/{{Pippin}}'' (on which he also did some uncredited work on the script), and ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}''.

He appeared in the film versions of ''Theatre/KissMeKate'', ''Theatre/DamnYankees'' and ''The Little Prince''.

His film ''Film/AllThatJazz'' (1979) is a semi-autobiographical look at his life and relationships. ''Fosse'', a musical revue featuring his most famous dances, won the Tony award for Best Musical in 1999.