In 1987, Fosse died just moments before the curtain rose on the revival of Sweet Charity in Washington, D.C.
In 1969, Bob directed his first movie, Sweet Charity, which he also directed on Broadway 3 years earlier.
In 1959, Bob directed his first musical for Broadway, Redhead, starring Gwen Verdon.
After thinking he failed in Hollywood, Bob returned to Broadway and was quickly asked by producer-director George Abbott to choreograph his upcoming movie musical, The Pajama Game.
In 1953, Bob came to Hollywood after signing a contract with MGM studios to be a dancer.
Before he died, he was planning on making a film version of his play Chicago with Madonna as Roxie Hart.
In 1973, Bob received 3 separate Best Director awards. He won an Oscar for Cabaret, a Tony for Pippin and an Emmy for Liza with a Z. He is to this day the only person to achieve this feat.
While separated from wife Gwen Verdon in the 1970's, he had relationships with both actresses Ann Reinking and Jessica Lange.
Over his career, Bob won 7 Tony awards and was nominated altogether 15 times.
Bob's idol was dancer Fred Astaire.
Bob was well-known for developing a style of jazz dance that was immediately recognizable and exuded a ton of cynical sexuality.
Bob spent time in the U.S. Navy after graduating high school.
Bob only had one daughter, Nicole, who was born in March 1963.
In 1945, Bob graduated from Amundsen High in Chicago, Illinois.
At 15, Bob choreographed his first number in a night-club which was very sexually suggestive, which ended up being one of his trademarks.
When he was 13, Bob teamed up with Charles Grass and began a dance act called The Riff Brothers.
Bob began his official dancing career at the Frederick Weaver Ballet School where he was on the only male enrolled in the program.
Bob's dancing career began early in life when his father taught him ballroom dancing.
In 1960, Bob married fellow dancer Gwen Verdon and remained married to her until his death.