Herbert Ross
Film director
Herbert Ross
Herbert David Ross was an American film director, producer, choreographer and actor.
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L.A. Opera delivers some Parisian déjà vu in 'La Bohème'
LATimes - 9 months
Did it ever occur to film and theater director Herbert Ross that his 1993 production of Puccini’s “La Bohème” for Los Angeles Opera — his first of an opera for anyone — would endure so far into the 21st century? So it has, surviving the passing of Ross in 2001, as well as that of costume designer...
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Movie Review: <i>Dirty Grandpa</i>... Don't Walk Out!
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Oh, my! Why is De Niro working so much and choosing mediocrity like Dirty Grandpa? At times he is wildly funny in a film that has moments of greatness surrounded by banal attempts to get laughs. The beginning of the film is a set up and tedious in its struggle to be outrageous. The concept of an old man wanting to "get laid" and go out with a bang before the bell tolls, is a funny one. But what happened to the execution? The plot is as follows: De Niro's grandson, Zac Efron, is about to marry an uptight socially conscious Julianne Hough. Dick Kelly (De Niro) whose wife just has died, is opposed to the wedding and creates a diversion by asking Jason (Zac Efron) to drive him to Florida to visit an old friend Stinky, (Danny Glover). About twenty minutes into this film, Stinky who is attached to an IV while watching porno films in a nursing home, gives a shot of energy that has been lacking. Glover is wickedly funny and lights up the screen in too small a part. Up to this momen ...
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Ringling International Arts Festival Returns
Bradenton Patch - over 4 years
The Ringling International Arts Festival (RIAF), an artistic collaboration between the New York City-based Baryshnikov Arts Center and Sarasota’s own The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, will start its fourth year of performances beginning today. All of the performances will take place on the grounds of the beautiful Ringling estate, in and around the museums and performance galleries through Saturday. One of the hallmarks of the internationally-known festival is its ability to appeal to the tastes of a wide variety of aficionados of music, theatre, dance and film. “As an emerging center for the practice, study and presentation of contemporary art, the art of our time, the Ringling Museum is taking bold steps to bring to Southwest Florida innovative, edgy, and dynamic works created by artists that are shaping trends in contemporary art,” said Steven High, executive director of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. “RIAF is a community celebration where audiences have t ...
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'Steel Magnolias' TV review
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
'Steel Magnolias' TV review Remaking that rousing celebration of Southern womanhood "Steel Magnolias" with an African American cast is such a great idea, you'd have to work very hard to screw it up. The team behind the Lifetime channel remake, airing Sunday, hasn't screwed it up entirely, but they've somehow lost much of the heart and the humor from the 1989 Herbert Ross film based on Robert Harling's play. If you know the Ross film, you'll find it impossible not to compare it to the Lifetime version, and just as impossible not to think how much better Sally Field was as M'Lynn, the Mother Courage of the piece, than the new film's executive producer, Queen Latifah. [...] while M'Lynn is excited about her daughter Shelby's (Condola Rashad) forthcoming marriage, she's also worried about the younger woman's health and, in specific, the kidney damage caused by diabetes. [...] though, it just doesn't connect the way it really should have.
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Why are both candidates ignoring wars in Afghanistan and Iraq?
Denver Post - over 4 years
Re: “Returning Castle Rock soldier surprises his kids at school assembly,” Aug. 30 news story. Thanks for the heartwarming photo and cover story about Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Herb Rose, who popped out of a large box at school to the delight of his children. Yet, one cannot forget how many other children have faced the fact of their father or mother returning home from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars in a different box — a coffin — resulting in tears of sorrow and loss rather than tears of joy and thanksgiving. Why is it that both the Obama and Romney campaigns are silent regarding our foreign policy pertaining to two of the most disastrous wars in our history? Lee Kaspari, Lakewood This letter was published in the Sept. 3 edition. For information on how to send a letter to the editor, click here. Follow DPLetters on Twitter to receive updates about new letters to the editor when they’re posted.
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Obituaries: Forbes, Krewsky and Rose
Branford Patch - over 4 years
  Branford: Katharine H. Forbes, 79, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Branford: Nicholas Krewsky passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Branford: Herbert Rose, 88, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2012.
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Christ Church in Bronxville to Be Honored
Bronxville-Eastchester Patch - almost 5 years
  The Preservation League of New York State has selected Christ Church of Bronxville to receive an award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The League’s statewide awards program honors notable achievements in retaining, promoting and reusing New York State’s irreplaceable architectural heritage. “The restoration wisely included a global view of environmental stewardship, from stormwater management to reducing energy use,” said Jay DiLorenzo, President of the Preservation League. “The awards jury agreed that by reinstating the natural climate control features of traditional building methodologies – in other words, windows that open – the project team has set a fine example for other practitioners,” she continued. Contributing to the success of this project were the clergy, staff and faith community of Christ Church Bronxville; Walter Sedovic Architects; Altieri Sebor Wieber Engineers; Edward Stanley Engineers; Chandler LLC Owners Representative; Herbert Rose Inc.; Bren ...
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Opera couples debate dual role as lover and colleague
LATimes - almost 5 years
Singers who are linked offstage see pros and cons of working together onstage. Some say it heightens the operatic drama. Others say home life gets more complicated. The merits of working with one's spouse can be debated endlessly, but few couples face the pressures of opera singers who share a life and sometimes a stage. In 2004, local music lovers were transfixed when two of opera's biggest stars, tenor Roberto Alagna and soprano Angela Gheorghiu, appeared in Herbert Ross' production of Puccini's "La Bohème" at Los Angeles Opera. That the singers were married to each other in real life made the experience, already rife with romantic pathos, that much more intense.
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John Cusack to Receive Walk of Fame Star April 24
Hollywood Patch - almost 5 years
[The following news release was provided by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.] The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome actor John Cusack to the Hollywood Walk of Fame as he is set to receive his star on Tuesday, April 24 at 11:30 a.m. in front of Larry Edmunds Bookshop at 6644 Hollywood Blvd. Why place the star in front of a bookshop? In his latest role, Cusack stars as the infamous author Edgar Allen Poe in Relativity’s upcoming stylish, gothic thriller The Raven.   In theatres April 27th, the macabre and lurid tales of Poe are vividly brought to life and death, when a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Poe’s darkest works.  Directed by James McTeique (V for Vendetta) from a screenplay by Hannah Shakespeare (Loverboy) &amp; Ben Livingston (Bruce Almighty). The Raven was produced by Film Nation’s Aaron Ryder, Intrepid Pictures’ Marc D. Evans and Trevor Macy.     With an impressive body of work spanning the course of two decades, Cusack h ...
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El Principal presenciará la transformación de Luis Merlo en Woody Allen - Noticias de Gipuzkoa
Google News - over 5 years
El Teatro Principal de Donostia acogerá desde hoy y hasta el domingo varias funciones de la obra Tócala otra vez, Sam, un texto teatral escrito por Woody Allen que él mismo interpretó en la película Sueños de seductor (1972), de Herbert Ross
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Film Now Playing - Artvoice
Google News - over 5 years
THE OWL &amp; THE PUSSYCAT (1971)-Barbra Streisand did her only nude scene (she later had it removed from all prints) in this comedy in which she stars as a vulgar hooker making life miserable for prissy intellectual George Segal. Directed by Herbert Ross
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Découvrez le trailer de « Footloose » de Craig Brewer - Référencement Internet-Web
Google News - over 5 years
Le remake de ce film, réalisé pour la première fois par Herbert Ross, sera projeté dans les salles françaises à partir du 21 décembre. Le rôle que tenait Kevin Bacon est repris par le jeune acteur Kenny Wormald. Ce dernier donnera la réplique à
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Now showing at a theatre near you: The '80s - StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
To be fair, when “Footloose” was released in 1984 the film&#39;s director Herbert Ross said “Footloose” could be remade again and again, that its theme and story could be retold with each new generation. The same could be said of “Dirty Dancing,” “Karate
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head of Moose Lodge charged with illegal possession of alcohol - KFVS
Google News - over 5 years
On Monday, police served a court summons on 73-year-old Herbert Ross of Mayfield. He was charged with illegal possession of alcohol in a dry territory. Police say just after midnight on August 13, they received a complaint of underage drinking at the
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Celebrities' tell-all dance moments - Washington Post
Google News - over 5 years
Say hello to a universal reason to dance, expertly captured by director Herbert Ross (the ballet and Broadway choreographer also directed the dance films &quot;The Turning Point,&quot; &quot;Pennies From Heaven&quot; and &quot;Dancers.&quot;) But what moves us is Bacon&#39;s outlaw joy
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Footloose Soundtrack Mixes New Material With Songs From Original Film - Cinema Blend
Google News - over 5 years
Craig Brewer&#39;s allegedly gritty take on Herbert Ross&#39;s dancing classic lands in theaters first (it opens on Oct. 14), and Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville just pulled back the curtain on the remake&#39;s soundtrack, which will feature new material
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Herbert Ross
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2001
    Age 73
    Died on October 9, 2001.
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  • 1988
    Age 60
    His second marriage in 1988 to Lee Radziwill, the younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, ended in divorce in 2001. Ross died from heart failure in New York City on October 9, 2001.
    More Details Hide Details He was interred with Kaye in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1987
    Age 59
    He was widowed from his first wife the ballerina Nora Kaye, she succumbed to cancer in 1987 at 67.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1950
    Age 22
    By 1950, he was a choreographer with the American Ballet Theatre and choreographed his first Broadway production, the Arthur Schwartz-Dorothy Fields musical adaptation of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
    More Details Hide Details Ross's first film assignment came as an uncredited choreographer on Carmen Jones (1954). In the UK, he choreographed The Young Ones (1961) and Summer Holiday (1963), both starring Cliff Richard. Later, he worked with Barbra Streisand as choreographer and director of musical numbers for Funny Girl (1968) His film directorial debut came with the musical version of Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969), made by MGM-British, with Peter O'Toole and Petula Clark. He went on to direct films involving ballet, such as The Turning Point (1977), Nijinsky (1980) and Dancers (1987). Other movies of critical acclaim followed in the 1970s and 1980s such as Neil Simon's adaptations of his own plays and film adaptations of Broadway productions through his last project, Boys on the Side (1995).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1942
    Age 14
    Ross was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Martha (Grundfast) and Louis Chester Ross. His stage debut came as "Third Witch" in a 1942 touring company of Macbeth.
    More Details Hide Details The next year brought his first Broadway performance credits with Something for the Boys.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1927
    Born
    Born on May 13, 1927.
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