Jerome Robbins

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Jerome Robbins


United States

Birth - Death

1918 - 1998



Notable Achievements

Academy Award, Tony Award, National Medal of Arts, Legion d'Honneur


Ballet dancer and choreographer. Choreographer for stage and film; winner of 4 Tony and 2 Academy Awards for 'West Side Story' (1961). Other hits include 'Gypsy', 'The King and I', 'Fiddler on the Roof', and 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum'. Widely acknowledged as a theatrical genius. Inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1979. Subject of the biography 'Dance With Demons: The Life of Jerome Robbins'. Bisexual, having had a long term relationship with actor Montgomery Clift.

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