All His Jazz: The Life And Death Of Bob Fosse

All His Jazz: The Life And Death Of Bob Fosse

Martin Gottfried / Sep 15, 2019

All His Jazz The Life And Death Of Bob Fosse Winner of an Oscar for Cabaret a Tony for Pippin and an Emmy for Liza with a Z all in one year Bob Fosse was one of America s greatest choreographers and directors Born in Chicago

  • Title: All His Jazz: The Life And Death Of Bob Fosse
  • Author: Martin Gottfried
  • ISBN: 9780306808371
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Paperback
  • Winner of an Oscar for Cabaret, a Tony for Pippin , and an Emmy for Liza with a Z all in one year, 1972 Bob Fosse 1927 1987 was one of America s greatest choreographers and directors Born in Chicago, young Fosse began his career tap dancing as part of the Riff Brothers in sleazy strip joints, where he encountered the erotic style that later became his signature BestWinner of an Oscar for Cabaret, a Tony for Pippin , and an Emmy for Liza with a Z all in one year, 1972 Bob Fosse 1927 1987 was one of America s greatest choreographers and directors Born in Chicago, young Fosse began his career tap dancing as part of the Riff Brothers in sleazy strip joints, where he encountered the erotic style that later became his signature Best known for his Broadway hits The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, Sweet Charity, and Chicago , he was also a successful movie director Three of his five films were nominated for Academy Awards Cabaret, Lenny, and the autobiographical All That Jazz A compulsive womanizer, he had many affairs, even during his three marriages, the last of which was to actress Gwen Verdon, with whom he shared his most fruitful Broadway collaborations As his fame grew, so too did his insecurities and addictions He survived two heart attacks and several epileptic seizures, only to die on a street corner in Washington, D.C in Verdon s arms After his death Fosse became a Broadway legend Based on interviews with friends, family, and colleagues, this eloquent biography provides a vivid connection between Bob Fosse s life and his work for stage and screen.

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      • Martin Gottfried

        Martin Gottfried, is a New York drama critic for forty years and the author of five biographies and two books of theater criticism.Gottfried is a 1959 graduate of Columbia College in New York City,and attended Columbia Law School for three semesters, next spending one year with U.S Army Military Intelligence.Gottfried began his writing career as the classical music critic for The Village Voice, doubling as an off Broadway reviewer for Women s Wear Daily, a position that made him the youngest member of the New York Drama Critics Circle in the organization s history.Winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism and recipient of two Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships, Martin Gottfried has been chief dramatic critic for the New York Post and Saturday Review He is the author of A Theater Divided, Jed Harris The Curse of Genius, All His Jazz The Life and Death of Bob Fosse, Balancing Act The Authorized Biography of Angela Lansbury and Nobody s Fool The Lives of Danny Kaye i He lives in New York City.


    271 Comments

    1. I'm a huge fan of Fosse's movies and shows but didn't know anything about him until I read this book. The book doesn't seem to glorify him but portrays him as a stubborn womanizer who desperately wanted to break into acting, but directed shows and movies instead. There's no big revelations, name-dropping, or gossip but it's a well-made biography about a man who made movies about men who were imperfect. Now I'll be watching Fosse's swath of films with completely new knowledge.


    2. Being a long-time fan of Bob Fosse's work, I really liked this book. Approximately the first third of the book is based on information from secondary or tertiary sources, and is not as strong as the later portion, wherein the author spoke to people who actually knew Fosse. This book is a must-read for dance fans.


    3. Old TT mini-review:All That Jazz was one of my favorite movies when I was younger, and we just watched it again. I think it really held up after 25 years (how can I be that old??). Good bio with so-so writing.



    4. Didn't like the author's tone from the outset. Made Gwen Verdon sound lonely and pathetic and I do not believe she was either.






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