Biography: Fred Ebb was born on April 8, 1928 in New York City to Anna Evelyn and Harry Ebb. He studied at New York University and Columbia University. He worked for songwriter Philip Springer in the 1950s. He met his longtime collaborator John Kander in 1963. They had a nearly 40-year presence on Broadway and a dozen different musicals.
Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Chicago," "Cabaret," "Funny Lady," and "Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There." Television credits include: "Liza with a Z," "Baryshnikov on Broadway," "Goldie and Liza Together," "Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra," and "First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb."
Other Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Program - Variety and Popular Music for "Liza with a Z" in 1973. Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music for "Gypsy in My Soul" in 1976.Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics for "Liza Minnelli Live from Radio City Music Hall" in 1993. Kennedy Center Honoree in 1998.
Trivia: The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on September 14, 2004.