Herbert Ross: Herbert Ross. Director: The Turning Point. Herbert Ross was born on 13 May 1927 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for The Turning Point (1977), The Goodbye Girl (1977) and Steel Magnolias (1989). He was married to Lee Radziwill and Nora Kaye. He died on 9 October 2001 in New York City, New York, USA.