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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), Applause (1929) and The Gay Desperado (1936). 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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(1931)
Applause Director
(1929)
(1936)
Becky Sharp Director
(1935)

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 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
 1926 The Flute of Krishna (Short)
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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 | 10 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on CinemaScope] The worst shape ever devised. 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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