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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 Betty Gour. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian [final Broadway credit]. City Center Theatre: 31 Aug 1953- 3 Oct 1953 ... 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:

[interviewed in 1966]: The screen is the most powerful, exciting and contemporary medium. One of these days, we will learn to do it full justice. See more »

Trivia:

The opening moments in Love Me Tonight (1932), in which street sounds and the sound of snoring all blend into a jazzy, syncopated rhythm, was his own idea, and was based on a similar idea that he used in the 1927 non-musical version of "Porgy". The same idea was re-used in Samuel Goldwyn's film version of George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" (Porgy and Bess (1959)), as a lead-in into the song "Good... See more »

Trademark:

Always included a cat in his films as a good luck token See more »

Nickname:

Mamoo

Star Sign:

Libra

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