Jerome (Jerry) Robbins was born Jerome Rabinowitz on October 11, 1918, in New York City. Won 5 Tonys for his Broadway hits, "The King and I", "Peter Pan", "Gypsy", "Fiddler on the Roof" and "West Side Story". Won two awards for his work on the 1961 filmed version of "West Side Story." One was a special Oscar for choreography, and another for his directing chores that he performed alongside Robert Wise. Died July 29, 1998.