- Rouben Mamoulian
name = Rouben Mamoulian
birthdate = birth date|1897|08|08|mf=y
Tbilisi, Georgia, Russia
deathdate = death date and age|1987|12|04|1897|08|08|mf=y
Hollywood, California, U.S.
spouse = Azadia Newman (m.1945)
awards = NYFCC Award for Best Director
The Gay Desperado"
Tbilisi, Georgia (ruled at that time by imperial Russia) to an Armenian family, Rouben relocated to Englandand started directing plays in Londonin 1922. He moved to America the next year to teach in Eastman School of Musicand was involved in directing opera and theatre. In 1930, he became a naturalizedcitizen of the United States.
Asked how to say his name, he told "The
Literary Digest" "The correct pronunciation is "roo-BEN ma-mool-YAN"." (Charles Earle Funk, "What's the Name, Please?", Funk & Wagnalls, 1936.)
Mamoulian began his Broadway director career with a production of
DuBose Heyward's " Porgy", which opened on October 10, 1927. He directed the revival of that show in 1929 along with George Gershwin's operatic treatment, " Porgy and Bess", which opened on October 10, 1935. Mamoulian was also the first to stage such notable Broadway works as " Oklahoma!" (1943), "Carousel" (1945) and " Lost in the Stars" (1949).
He directed his first feature in 1929, "Applause", which was one of the early
talkies. It was a landmark film due to Rouben's innovative use of camera movement and sound, and these qualities were carried through to his other films released in the 1930s, such as "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1931) and the musical film " Love Me Tonight" (1932). He directed the first three strip Technicolorfilm, "Becky Sharp" (1935), based on Thackeray's " Vanity Fair", as well as the 1937 musical " High, Wide, and Handsome". His next two films earned him wide admiration, "The Mark of Zorro" (1940) and "Blood and Sand" (1941), both remakes of silent films. "Blood and Sand" was filmed in Technicolor, and used color schemes based on the work of Spanish artists such as Diego Velázquezand El Greco. His foray into screwball comedygenre in 1942 was a success with " Rings on Her Fingers" starring Henry Fondaand Gene Tierney.
His last completed musical film was
MGM's 1957 film version of the Cole Portermusical " Silk Stockings". This had been one of Porter's less successful stage musicals and was based on the 1939 Greta Garboclassic " Ninotchka". The film "Silk Stockings" starred Fred Astaireand Cyd Charisse, with Janis Paigeand Peter Lorrein support (with Lorre singing in the film).
Mamoulian's film directing career came to an end when he was fired from two consecutive films, "
Porgy and Bess" (1959) and "Cleopatra" (1963). He had previously been fired as director of "Laura" (1944). After directing the highly successful original stage productions of "Oklahoma!" and "Carousel", he worked on only a few other theatrical productions, such as " St. Louis Woman", which introduced Pearl Baileyto Broadway audiences. In 1982 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Directors Guild of America.
He died in 1987 of natural causes at the age of 90 in
Woodland Hills, California.
He has a star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fameat 1709 Vine Street.
*1929 - "Applause"
*1931 - "City Streets"
*1931 - "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
*1932 - "
Love Me Tonight"
*1933 - "Queen Christina"
*1933 - "The Song of Songs"
*1934 - "
We Live Again"
*1935 - "
*1936 - "
The Gay Desperado"
*1937 - "
High, Wide, and Handsome"
*1939 - "Golden Boy"
*1940 - "The Mark of Zorro"
*1941 - "Blood and Sand"
*1942 - "
Rings on Her Fingers"
*1944 - "Laura" (uncredited)
*1948 - "Summer Holiday"
*1952 - "The Wild Heart" (US version)
*1957 - "Silk Stockings"
*ibdb name|id=8497|name=Rouben Mamoulian
*imdb name|id=0541149|name=Rouben Mamoulian
NAME= Mamoulian, Rouben
DATE OF BIRTH= 1897-08-08
PLACE OF BIRTH=
Tbilisi, Georgia, Russia
DATE OF DEATH= 1987-12-04
PLACE OF DEATH= California,
Wife Azadia Newman is a portrait painter.
Gore Vidalincluded a photograph of Azadia in his 1995 memoirs, "Palimpsest".
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