André Previn

André Previn

Original Name Andreas Ludwig Priwin
Birth
Berlin, Germany
Death 28 Feb 2019 (aged 89)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 197182577 · View Source
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Composer. He was best known for his work in various genres of music during a career that span eight decades. Born Andreas Ludwig Priwin, his family fled Germany when he was young and eventually settled in Los Angeles, California. He earned a job at MGM, while still in high school, after they had heard an music arrangement he did for a local radio station. He went on to work for MGM until the early 1960s and was part of the music side of such films as "Kiss Me Kate" (1953), "Kismet" (1955), "The Catered Affair" (1956), and "Bells Are Ringing" (1960). He also earned Academy Award nominations for his work in the films "Gigi" (1958), "Porgy and Bess" (1959), "Irma La Douce" (1963) and "My Fair Lady" (1964). During the 1960s, he partnered with second wife, Dory, on numerous films. While working at MGM, he also made a name for himself as a jazz pianist, both performing solo and with other musicians. In the late 1960s, he turned to conducting and went on to serve as the conductor for such well-known orchestras as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, and the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra. In the 1980s, he returned to jazz and released over two dozen recordings. He also wrote several operas and was on the music side of several Broadway productions. He earned numerous awards and honors for his career work through the years. In the 1970s, he was married to actress Mia Farrow.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for André Previn (6 Apr 1929–28 Feb 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 197182577, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Burial Details Unknown.