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Rouben Mamoulian (October 8, 1897December 4, 1987) was an Armenian-American film and theatre director.

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia (ruled at that time by imperial Russia) to an Armenian family, Rouben relocated to England and started directing plays in London in 1922. He moved to America the next year to teach in Eastman School of Music and was involved in directing opera and theatre. In 1930, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States.

Asked how to say his name, he told The Literary Digest "The correct pronunciation is roo-BEN ma-mool-YON." (Charles Earle Funk, What's the Name, Please?, Funk & Wagnalls, 1936.)



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