On this day, October 9th, 2001 Herbert Ross dies in NYC. He was born in Brooklyn. Some of his credits include choreographer for a musical adaptation of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, he also worked with Barbara Streisand in Funny Girl. He also directed, The Owl and the Pussycat, Funny Lady, and the original Footloose and Steel Magnolias. The last film he directed was Boys on Side in 1995 starring Mary Louise Parker, Whoopi Goldberg and Drew Barrymore.