- NAME: Ismail Merchant
- OCCUPATION: Director, Producer
- BIRTH DATE: December 25, 1936
- DEATH DATE: May 25, 2005
- EDUCATION: New York University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Bombay, India
- PLACE OF DEATH: London, England, United Kingdom
- Originally: Ismail Noormohamed Abdul Rehman
- AKA: Ismail Merchant
- AKA: Ismail Rehman
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Producer Ismail Merchant ran Merchant Ivory Productions with James Ivory. Their film, A Room with a View, won three Academy Awards.
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Ismail Merchant was born on December 25, 1936, in Bombay, India. His first film, The Creation of Women, was an Academy Award nominee. Not long after, he and James Ivory started Merchant Ivory Productions. In the 1980s, their film, A Room with a View, won three Oscars. In 2002, the duo won a BAFTA Fellowship for outstanding contributions to world cinema. Merchant died on May 25, 2005, in London, England.
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