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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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Known For

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
(1931)
The Mark of Zorro
(1940)
Queen Christina
Queen Christina Director
(1933)
Silk Stockings
Silk Stockings Director
(1957)

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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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: These Modern Women. Comedy. Written by Lawrence Langner. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre: 13 Feb 1928- Mar 1928 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Camilla Dalberg (as "Marie Louise"), Helen Flint (as "Annabelle Marvin"), Catherine Haydon (as "Miss Agnew"), Chrystal Herne (as "Roberta Watson ... 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:

In the late 1920s when sound was introduced into motion pictures, beginning with The Jazz Singer (1927), many directors were left stranded, as they could no longer move the camera. The sound of the dolly or the camera itself was recorded on the soundtrack and sounded awful and distracting. Mamoulian was one of the first to introduce the blimp, a box that encased the camera and isolated the sound ... 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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