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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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Other Works:

Stage Play: Solid South. Comedy-satire. Written by Lawton Campbell. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Lyceum Theatre: 14 Oct 1930- Nov 1930 (closing date unknown/31 performances). Cast: Richard Bennett, Bette Davis, Owen Davis Jr. (as "Rex"), Georgette Harvey (as "Patience"), Richard Huey (as "Elijah"), Moffat Johnston, Jessie Royce Landis (as... 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:

It was touching to see how Ira Gershwin, while singing, would become so overwhelmed with admiration for his brother [George Gershwin] that he would look from him to me with half-open eyes and pantomime with a soft gesture of his hand, as if saying,"He did it. Isn't it wonderful? Isn't HE wonderful?". See more »

Trivia:

Directed the first three-strip Technicolor film, Becky Sharp (1935). Despite the breakthrough technical innovations, it performed poorly at the box office. 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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