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Bob Fosse: Steam heat
Additional title: Steam heat
Verdon, Gwen (Commentator)
Verdon, Gwen (Dancer)
Niles, Mary Ann (Dancer)
Reynolds, Debbie (Dancer)
Haney, Carol (Performer)
Rall, Tommy (Dancer)
Rivera, Chita (Dancer)
MacLaine, Shirley, 1934- (Dancer)
Kelly, Paula (Dancer)
Minnelli, Liza (Dancer)
Grey, Joel, 1932- (Dancer)
Reinking, Ann (Dancer)
Scheider, Roy (Commentator)
Simon, Neil (Commentator)
Doctorow, E. L., 1931- (Commentator)
Miller, Buzz (Dancer)
Leroy, Ken (Dancer)
Fosse, Bob, 1927-1987 (Choreographer)
Fosse, Bob, 1927-1987 (Interviewee)
Venza, Jac (Producer)
Kinberg, Judy (Producer)
Kinberg, Judy (Director)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Producer)

Dance in America Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1990
Place: New York, NY
Publisher: WNET/Thirteen
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7035
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2125 (former)
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Fosse, Bob, 1927-1987
Tony Awards
Television programs
Televised dance
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Documentary films
Motion pictures
Statement of responsibility: WNET/Thirteen ; producer and director, Judy Kinberg ; executive producer, Jac Venza ; writer, William A. Henry III.
Venue: Telecast on WNET/Thirteen's Great Performances: Dance in America series on February 23, 1990.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (58 min.) : sound, color, with black and white sequences ; 3/4 in.
Documentary on the life and achievements of Bob Fosse, encompassing his work as dancer, actor, choreographer, and stage and film director. In addition to reminiscences by his former wife Gwen Verdon, the documentary includes tributes made at his memorial service in October 1987 by Roy Scheider, Neil Simon, E.L. Doctorow, and others. Fosse speaks for himself in interview footage and in excerpts from his acceptance speeches at the Capezio and Tony Awards (both received in 1987). The numerous examples of his television, stage, and film performances and choreography include: "I wanna be a dancing man," performed with Verdon; television dances with Mary Ann Niles; duet with Debbie Reynolds from Give a girl a break; duet with Carol Haney from Kiss me, Kate; "The alleycats," danced with Tommy Rall in My sister Eileen; "Steam heat," danced by Haney, Buzz Miller, and Kenneth LeRoy in Pajama game; excerpts from Damn Yankees, danced with Verdon; excerpts from Sweet Charity, danced by Verdon, Chita Rivera, Shirley MacLaine, Paula Kelly, and others; "Money," danced by Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey in Cabaret; the television commercial for Pippin; "Snake in the grass," danced by Fosse in The little prince; duet from All that jazz, danced by Ann Reinking and Erzsebet Foldi; and an excerpt from Big deal, his last musical, performed on the 1986 Tony Awards show.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY906022671-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12168826
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fabca460-ef93-0133-bbb2-60f81dd2b63c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Bob Fosse: Steam heat" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1990.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Bob Fosse: Steam heat" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 24, 2023.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1990). Bob Fosse: Steam heat Retrieved from

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Bob Fosse: Steam heat