By Martin Gottfried
Bob Fosse (19271987), the director and choreographer of Chicago and candy Charity, hasn't ever been extra renowned than he's right away. this is the less-publicized part of his story-his astonishing ascent from the realm of sleazy Chicago strip joints to the glitter of Broadway. A legend's reminiscence is preserved during this eloquent biography.
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