Rouben Mamoulian

Film + Theatre Director
Born Oct 8, 1897

Rouben Zachary Mamoulian was an Armenian American film and theatre director.

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1897 Birth Born on October 8, 1897.


1922 24 Years Old Mamoulian relocated to England and started directing plays in London in 1922. … Read More
1925 27 Years Old In 1925, Mamoulian was head of the School of Drama, where Martha Graham was also working at the time. … Read More
1927 29 Years Old Mamoulian began his Broadway director career with a production of DuBose Heyward's Porgy, which opened on October 10, 1927.


1928 30 Years Old He directed Wings Over Europe from late 1928 to 1929.
1929 31 Years Old 1 More Event
He directed the revival of Porgy in 1929 along with George Gershwin's operatic treatment, Porgy and Bess, which opened on October 10, 1935. … Read More
1937 39 Years Old He directed the first three-strip Technicolor film, Becky Sharp (1935), based on Thackeray's Vanity Fair, as well as the 1937 musical High, Wide, and Handsome. … Read More


1942 44 Years Old His foray into screwball comedy genre in 1942 was a success with Rings on Her Fingers starring Henry Fonda and Gene Tierney.


1957 59 Years Old Mamoulian's last completed musical film was Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 1957 film version of the Cole Porter musical Silk Stockings. … Read More


1960 62 Years Old On February 8, 1960, for his contribution to the motion picture industry, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1709 Vine Street.
1981 83 Years Old He was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981.
1982 84 Years Old In 1982 Mamoulian received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Directors Guild of America.
1987 90 Years Old He died on December 4, 1987 at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital of natural causes at the age of 90 in Woodland Hills, California. … Read More
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