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Author Lesser, Wendy, author.

Title Jerome Robbins : a life in dance / Wendy Lesser.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    792.8209 Robbins,J LES    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 ROBBINS,J LES    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    92 ROBBINS,J LES    Available
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Description viii, 200 pages : portrait ; 22 cm.
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Series Jewish lives
Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-192) and index.
Summary Jerome Robbins (1918-1998) was born Jerome Wilson Rabinowitz and grew up in Weehawken, New Jersey, where his Russian-Jewish immigrant parents owned the Comfort Corset Company. Robbins, who was drawn to dance at a young age, resisted the idea of joining the family business. In 1936 he began working with Gluck Sandor, who ran a dance group and convinced him to change his name to Jerome Robbins. He went on to become a choreographer and director who worked in ballet, on Broadway, and in film. His stage productions include West Side Story, Peter Pan, and Fiddler on the Roof. In this deft biography, Wendy Lesser presents Jerome Robbins's life through his major dances, providing a sympathetic, detailed portrait of her subject.
Subject Robbins, Jerome.
Choreographers -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780300197594 (hardcover) $25.00
0300197594 (hardcover) $25.00

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