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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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Known For

(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: 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:

I consider that color on the screen must be used as an emotion. 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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