Happy Birthday, Bob Fosse!

Brilliant dancer and choreographer Bob Fosse would have been 87 years old today. Say it with us:

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(OK, OK—we stole these gifs from our friends over at Playbill. They’re just so darn great!)

What better way to celebrate the nine-time Tony Award winner than by watching the full versions of the three incredible Fosse routines gif-ified above? First, there’s Fosse himself dancing with muse Gwen Verdon in “Who’s Got the Pain” from Damn Yankees, 1958:

Next up, we’ve got another Fosse favorite, Liza Minnelli, in the slinky “Bye Bye Blackbird” number from Liza with a Z, 1972:

And finally we have Fosse again, tearing it up with fellow dancer Tommy Rall in “Alley Dance” from My Sister Eileen, 1955:

We miss you, Fosse! Want to learn more about this groundbreaking artist? Click here for Dance Spirit‘s Fosse primer.

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