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Jerome Robbins
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    (October 11, 1918-June 29, 1998)
    Birth name is Jerome Rabinowitz
    Won the 1961 Best Director Oscar for 'West Side Story'
    Directed the Broadway productions of 'West Side Story,' 'Fiddler on the Roof,' 'Peter Pan,' 'The Pajama Game' and 'Jerome Robbins' Broadway'
    Choreographed 'The King and I'
    Artistic Director of the New York City Ballet
    He smoked.
    He was temperamental.
    He named names to the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the 1950s.
    He is the only person to win the Best Director Oscar for the only film that he directed.
    He is the only person to share a Best Director Oscar, splitting it with Robert Wise.
    He was fired from 'West Side Story' late into filming for not being able to stay on schedule.
    He only film experience prior to 'West Side Story' was choreographing the 'Small House of Uncle Thomas' scene for 'The King and I.'
    He choreographed ballets.
    He won four Tony Awards.
    He received an Honorary Oscar in 1961 'for his brilliant achievements in the art of choreography on film.'
    He is one of only three people to win an Honorary Oscar and a competitive Oscar in the same year.

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