Jerome Robbins

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Jerome Robbins
Robbins in 1968
Jerome Wilson Rabinowitz

(1918-10-11)October 11, 1918
New York City, U.S.
DiedJuly 29, 1998(1998-07-29) (aged 79)
New York City, U.S.
  • Dancer
  • choreographer
  • film director
  • theatre director
  • theatre producer
Years active1937–1998
AwardsFull list

Jerome Robbins (born Jerome Wilson Rabinowitz; October 11, 1918 – July 29, 1998) was an American dancer, choreographer, film director, theatre director and producer who worked in classical ballet, on stage, film, and television.

He made many stage plays, like On the Town, Peter Pan, High Button Shoes, The King and I, The Pajama Game, Bells Are Ringing, West Side Story, Gypsy, and Fiddler on the Roof. Robbins was a five-time Tony Award-winner and recieved the Kennedy Center Honors. He received two Academy Awards, including the 1961 Academy Award for Best Director with Robert Wise for West Side Story and a special Academy Honorary Award for his choreographic goals on film.