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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)
 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: Leaf and Bough. Written by Joseph Hayes. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Cort Theatre: 21 Jan 1949- 22 Jan 1949 (3 performances). Cast: Mary Linn Beller (as "Mary Warren"), Louise Buckley, Dorothy Elder, Coleen Gray (as "Nan Warren"), Richard Hart, Charlton Heston, William Jeffrey (as "Grandpa Nelson"), Tom McElhany (as "Dr. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 10 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:

Innovative director who was both partial to expressionism and realism in his films. He found new and interesting ways of moving the camera, not only with a dolly but also using simple pans that were not "functional" at the time - such as "space pans" - and seldom used, an industry "no, no". In the contemporary film world these kinds of pans are not only accepted but the norm. 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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