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In 1977, Fosse had a small role in the romantic comedy Thieves. Notable distinctions of Fosse's style included the use of turned-in knees, the famous "Fosse Amoeba," sideways shuffling, rolled shoulders, and jazz hands. With Astaire as an influence, he used props such as bowler hats, canes and chairs.
His work attracted the attention of Broadway director George Abbott and choreographer Jerome Robbins. Fosse's signature style, which incorporated complex moves and imagery drawn from vaudeville, was instantly popular. Fosse won Tony Awards for direction and choreography. He also won an Emmy for his staging of the television variety show Liza with a Z (1972).
His subsequent musicals included Sweet Charity, Cabaret and Pippin. The 1972 film version of Cabaret (1972) won eight Academy Awards. Fosse won Tony Awards for direction and choreography for his work on Pippin: His Life and Times (1981). He also won an Emmy for his staging of the television variety show Liza with a Z (1972). Bob Fosse also wrote the musical, Chicago.