Andre Previn

Highest Rated: 97% Elmer Gantry (1960)
Birthday: Not Available
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Born in Germany, composer Andre Previn spent much of his adolescence in Los Angeles. After studying musical composition with Mario Castenuovo-Tedasco, Previn sought out work in Hollywood, where his cousin Charles Previn was already an established composer (another Previn, Andre's younger brother Steve Previn, became a film and TV director). At 19, Previn was hired as an arranger by MGM. Functioning in this capacity and as composer and musical director, Previn was honored several times by the Academy Awards folks, earning nominations for Kiss Me Kate (1953), Two for the Show (1955), It's Always Fair Weather (1955), Bells are Ringing (1960), Pepe (1960) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), and winning Oscars for Gigi (1958) and Porgy and Bess (1959). With his first wife Dory Langdon (who, as Dory Previn, went on to an impressive musical career of her own), he composed the Oscar-nominated "Faraway Part of Town," which, as performed by Judy Garland, was the sole highlight of Pepe. Divorcing Dory in 1970, Previn married actress Mia Farrow, a union that lasted until 1979. A brilliant jazz and classical pianist, Previn has turned out several top-selling record albums, some of which have earned Grammies. From 1968 to 1979, he was director of the London Symphony Orchestra, and from 1985 to 1989 he wielded the baton for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In addition, he was heard and seen in a series of TV hi-fi commercials. In 1992, Andre Previn wrote his autobiography, No Minor Chords: My Days in Hollywood.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Johnny Mercer: The Dream's On Me Actor 2009
No Score Yet O Though Transcendent: The Life of Ralph Vaughan Williams Actor 2008
No Score Yet Kiri: A Celebration: Live at the Royal Albert Hall Actor 2007
No Score Yet Mozart on Tour: Vienna & Prague Actor 2006
No Score Yet Mozart on Tour: Vienna Actor 2006
No Score Yet Mozart on Tour - Schwetzingen & Paris Actor 2006
No Score Yet Mozart On Tour, Part 2: Milan, Bologna, Mannheim Actor 2006
No Score Yet Anne-Sophie Mutter: Piano Trios & Divertimento Actor 2006
No Score Yet Artur Rubinstein: Piano Concertos: London Symphony Orchestra Actor 2006
No Score Yet Mozart On Tour, Part 1 - London & Mantua Actor 2005
No Score Yet André Previn: The Kindness of Strangers Actor 2001
No Score Yet Mozart Babies Actor 2000
No Score Yet Sounds Magnificent: Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique: Andre Previn Actor 2000
No Score Yet Harold Arlen: Somewhere over the Rainbow Actor 1999
No Score Yet Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz Actor 1997
No Score Yet Mozart on Tour, Vol. 5 Actor Director 1991
No Score Yet Benny Carter: Symphony in Riffs Actor 1989
55% Jesus Christ Superstar Actor 1973
No Score Yet Pepe Himself 1960
97% Elmer Gantry Actor 1960
No Score Yet The Subterraneans Himself 1960
No Score Yet Together...Kiri and Andre on Broadway Actor


No Score Yet American Masters
  • 2002
No Score Yet Great Performances


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