Rouben Mamoulian

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Birth Name: Rouben Mamoulian
Born: 10/08/1897
Birth Place: Russia
Death Place: Woodland Hills, California, USA
Died: 12/04/1987

Rouben Mamoulian was born on Oct. 8, 1897 in Tbilisi, Georgia - which was then ruled by imperial Russia - and raised by his cultured Armenian parents, Zachary, a bank president, and Virginia, a theater director. He would go on to obtain a degree in criminal law from Moscow University, but at night he studied at the Moscow Art Theatre under Eugene Vakhtangov, a disciple of famed theater director Constantin Stanislavski. He founded a drama studio in Tiflis in 1918 and later toured England with the Russian Repertory Theatre. In 1920, Mamoulian moved to London, where he attended both King's College at the University of Cambridge and the University of London. Two years later, he began directing p... Continue Bio >>

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