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 (rŏb′ĭnz), Frederick Chapman 1916-2003.
American microbiologist and physician. He shared a 1954 Nobel Prize for work on the cultivation of the poliovirus.

Robbins

, Jerome 1918-1998.
American dancer, choreographer, and director of ballets and musicals, including West Side Story (1957) and Gypsy (1959).

Robbins

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(Biography) Jerome. 1918–98, US ballet dancer and choreographer. He choreographed the musicals The King and I (1951) and West Side Story (1957)

Rob•bins

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n.
Jerome, 1918–98, U.S. choreographer.
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Noun1.Robbins - United States choreographer who brought human emotion to classical ballet and spirited reality to Broadway musicals (1918-1998)
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Now, Jim," said his master, "show us how old Elder Robbins leads the psalm.
As a dancer, and later as a choreographer and director, the legendary Jerome Robbins (1918-1998) worked to combine the high art of ballet with the commercial art of the Broadway musical.
Baskin-Robbins began in the mid-1940s when brothers-in-law Burton Baskins, who opened an ice cream shop in Pasadena, and Irvine Robbins, owner of a Glendale parlor, combined their businesses.
I was & have been--& still have terrible pangs of terror when I feel that my career, work, veneer of accomplishments would be taken away (by [the House Un-American Activities Committee], or by critics) that I panicked & crumbled & returned to that primitive state of terror--the face of Jerry Robbins would be cracked open, and behind everyone would finally see Jerome Wilson Rabinowitz.
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AT THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB on April 15, the actor Tim Robbins got a chance to speak his mind.
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Though salt can usually be leached out of the soil and washed away by applying enough water onto the top of an affected field, that may not be sufficient to restore crop productivity, explains Charles Robbins of the Agriculture Department's Snake River Conservation Research Center in Kimberly, Idaho.