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Born in Chicago in 1927, early on Fosse toured as a dancer, later moving to Hollywood to be the next Fred Astaire. He appeared in films in the 50s, but never achieved leading-man status.
Shifting to theatre, Fosse became renowned as a choreographer, enduringly influential with his iconic jazz style.
The second part of his Hollywood career was as director, helming five films; Bob won the Best Director Oscar for 1972's Cabaret. Bob Fosse died in 1987.