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|Also Known As:||Died:||October 9, 2001|
|Born:||May 13, 1927||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Brooklyn, New York, USA||Profession:||Director ...|
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Stage debut as Third Witch in touring company of "Macbeth"
Worked as dancer on Broadway
Began choreography career with American Ballet Theatre
First Broadway show as choreographer, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"
Began directing musical numbers for Broadway shows (i.e., "House of Flowers")
First film as choreographer, "Carmen Jones"
Began writing and directing nightclub and cabaret acts, first for Eddie Albert and Margo and later Constance Bennett, Imogene Coca and Leslie Uggams, among others
Resident choreographer with American Ballet Theatre
Directed and choreographed the City Center revival of "Finian's Rainbow"
Directed Barbara Streisand's show-stopping number as Miss Marmelstein in the Broadway musical "I Can Get It for You Wholesale"
Choreographed the stage musical "Tovarich", starring Vivian Leigh
First collaboration with Stephen Sondheim, staged the cult musical "Anyone Can Whistle"; book by Arthur Laurents
Staged the musical numbers for "Do I Hear a Waltz?", based on Laurents' "The Time of the Cuckoo"; music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Sondheim
Last Broadway show as choreographer, "The Apple Tree"
Reunited with Streisand as choreographer and director of musical numbers for the film "Funny Girl"
First film as director, the musical remake of "Goodbye Mr. Chips", starring Peter O'Toole
Directed Streisand in her first non-musical role, "The Owl and the Pussycat"; first time as producer
Helmed "The Last of Sheila", a mystery co-written by Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim
First film adapted from a Neil Simon play, "The Sunshine Boys"
Directed Streisand again in the film sequel "Funny Lady"
Produced and directed the Sherlock Holmes pastiche "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution"
Helmed Simon's "Chapter Two" on Broadway
Had box-office hit with Simon's "The Goodbye Girl"
Produced and directed "The Turning Point", starring Anne Bancroft, Shirley MacLaine and Mikhail Baryshnikov; film received 11 Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Director
Directed Neil Simon's play "I Ought to Be in Pictures"
Won critical acclaim but little box-office for the screen adaptation of "Pennies From Heaven"
Helmed film version of "I Ought to Be in Pictures"
Fifth and last (to date) film collaboration with Simon, "Max Dugan Returns"
Staged a concert revival of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical "Follies" at Lincoln Center; production taped for broadcast on PBS in 1986
Last film with Nora Kaye as producer, "Dancers"
Scored a hit with film adaptation of Robert Harling's play "Steel Magnolias", featuring Sally Field, Dolly Parton and Shirley MacLaine
Executive producer for "Soapdish", starring Sally Field
Directed a Los Angeles production of "La Boheme" and a Dallas production of it the following year
Produced and directed "Boys on the Side", eliciting three strong, appealing performances from Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker and Drew Barrymore
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