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Rouben Mamoulian

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Rouben Mamoulian (Armenian: Ռուբեն Մամուլյան) (October 8, 1897December 4, 1987) was an Armenian-American movie 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.