Sad news for show business: Actress, dancer and choreographer Ann Reinking has passed away at the age of 71 while visiting family in Seattle.
He died in her sleep in a hotel room in Seattle – for reasons still unknown – where she was visiting her older brother.
A woman who was an example of precocious and multifaceted talent, because her professional career was so transversal that it included large film projects in Hollywood and musicals on Broadway, in which she participated in front of the cameras or on stage and in which she became the official choreographer or the director.
Reinking participated in great musical classics such as All That Jazz (the show begins), the best film – with forgiveness for Cabaret – by Bob Fosse, who would be Reinking’s husband between 1972 and 1978. With him, he maintained a close creative, and loving relationship. After their separation, Reinking continued to work in front of the cameras in films such as John Huston’s Annie (1982) or Mickie and Blake Edwards’ Maude (1984). Although Ann Reinking is known primarily for her brilliant choreography and performances on stage. In fact, she became known at just 19 years old by making her debut in the musical Cabaret and, years later, in the seventies, she would give life to Roxie Hart in Chicago, a show directed by Fosse that launched her to stardom.
Throughout her career, he received several Tony Award nominations, although he only won one in 1997 for the revival of the Chicago musical on Broadway, a show whose choreographies, designed by Reinking herself, were repeated throughout the world, which inspired director Rob Marshall to direct a 2002 film adaptation starring Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones.