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Rouben Mamoulian (1897–1987)


Rouben Mamoulian was born on October 8, 1897 in Tiflis, Russian Empire as Rouben Zachary Mamoulian. He was a director and writer, known for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), The Mark of Zorro (1940) and Queen Christina (1933). He was married to Azadia Newman. He died on December 4, 1987 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1963 Cleopatra (: (uncredited; fired, replaced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz - uncredited)
 1959 Porgy and Bess (: (uncredited, fired, footage unused except for song "Good Morning, Sistuh", replaced by Otto Preminger - uncredited)
 1952 The Wild Heart (US version)
 1939 Golden Boy
 1935 Becky Sharp
 1934 We Live Again
 1931 City Streets
 1929 Applause
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Oklahoma. Musical-comedy (revival). Music by Richard Rodgers. Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on the play "Green Grow The Lilacs" by Lynn Riggs. Choreographed by Agnes de Mille. Production reproduced by Jerome Whyte. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Broadway Theatre: 29 May 1951- 28 Jul 1951 (100 performances). Cast... See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on casting Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)] I don't want Hyde to be a monster, Hyde is not evil, he is the primitive, the animal in us, whereas Jekyll is a cultured man, representing the intellect. Hyde is the Neanderthal man and [Fredric March's] makeup was designed as such. See more »

Trivia:

His career as a director came to an end when he was fired from his last two films, Porgy and Bess (1959) and Cleopatra (1963) (which was started in 1959). See more »

Trademark:

Master of the tracking shot: is partial to p.o.v shots such as the original opening of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde See more »

Nickname:

Mamoo

Star Sign:

Libra

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