skip navigation
Herbert Ross

Herbert Ross

  • Funny Girl (1968) August 03 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)



Also Known As: Died: October 9, 2001
Born: May 13, 1927 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Director ...
RATE AND COMMENT

MILESTONES

1942:
Stage debut as Third Witch in touring company of "Macbeth"
:
Worked as dancer on Broadway
1950:
Began choreography career with American Ballet Theatre
1951:
First Broadway show as choreographer, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"
1954:
Began directing musical numbers for Broadway shows (i.e., "House of Flowers")
1954:
First film as choreographer, "Carmen Jones"
1955:
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
1959:
Resident choreographer with American Ballet Theatre
1960:
Directed and choreographed the City Center revival of "Finian's Rainbow"
1962:
Directed Barbara Streisand's show-stopping number as Miss Marmelstein in the Broadway musical "I Can Get It for You Wholesale"
1963:
Choreographed the stage musical "Tovarich", starring Vivian Leigh
1964:
First collaboration with Stephen Sondheim, staged the cult musical "Anyone Can Whistle"; book by Arthur Laurents
1965:
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
1966:
Last Broadway show as choreographer, "The Apple Tree"
1968:
Reunited with Streisand as choreographer and director of musical numbers for the film "Funny Girl"
1969:
First film as director, the musical remake of "Goodbye Mr. Chips", starring Peter O'Toole
1970:
Directed Streisand in her first non-musical role, "The Owl and the Pussycat"; first time as producer
1973:
Helmed "The Last of Sheila", a mystery co-written by Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim
1975:
First film adapted from a Neil Simon play, "The Sunshine Boys"
1975:
Directed Streisand again in the film sequel "Funny Lady"
1976:
Produced and directed the Sherlock Holmes pastiche "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution"
1977:
Helmed Simon's "Chapter Two" on Broadway
1977:
Had box-office hit with Simon's "The Goodbye Girl"
1977:
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
1979:
Directed Neil Simon's play "I Ought to Be in Pictures"
1981:
Won critical acclaim but little box-office for the screen adaptation of "Pennies From Heaven"
1982:
Helmed film version of "I Ought to Be in Pictures"
1983:
Fifth and last (to date) film collaboration with Simon, "Max Dugan Returns"
1985:
Staged a concert revival of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical "Follies" at Lincoln Center; production taped for broadcast on PBS in 1986
1987:
Last film with Nora Kaye as producer, "Dancers"
1989:
Scored a hit with film adaptation of Robert Harling's play "Steel Magnolias", featuring Sally Field, Dolly Parton and Shirley MacLaine
1991:
Executive producer for "Soapdish", starring Sally Field
1993:
Directed a Los Angeles production of "La Boheme" and a Dallas production of it the following year
1995:
Produced and directed "Boys on the Side", eliciting three strong, appealing performances from Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker and Drew Barrymore

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute