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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]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Wilmington PL Adult Biography - WLBB-2  BIO ROB    AVAILABLE
Description viii, 200 pages ; 22 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Jewish lives
Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.)
Note Includes 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.
Robbins, Jerome. (OCoLC)fst00163630
Choreographers -- United States -- Biography.
Choreographers. (OCoLC)fst00858596
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts.
PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Modern.
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 0300197594 (hardcover)
9780300197594 (hardcover)

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