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Ismail Merchant

Ismail MerchantAKA Ismail Noormohamed Abdul Rehman

Born: 25-Dec-1936
Birthplace: Bombay, India
Died: 25-May-2005
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: Abdominal Hemorrhage
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Film/TV Producer

Nationality: India
Executive summary: Co-Founder, Merchant Ivory Productions

With lover James Ivory, co-founded Merchant Ivory Productions in 1961.


[1] Keith Stern, Queers in History (2006), page 197, "openly gay."

Father: Noormohamed Haji Abdul Rehman
Mother: Hazra Memon
Boyfriend:
James Ivory (film director)

    High School: St. Xavier's College, Bombay
    University: MBA, Stern School of Business

    John P. McGovern Award 1999

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    The Mystic Masseur (5-Oct-2001)
    Cotton Mary (17-Dec-1999)
    The Proprietor (9-Oct-1996)
    Lumière and Company (20-Dec-1995)
    In Custody (1993)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Jefferson in Paris (31-Mar-1995) · Tipoo Sultan's Ambassador
    Bombay Talkie (18-Nov-1970)
    The Guru (10-Feb-1969)


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