Andre Previn

Composer, Conductor, Arranger
Andre Previn was a child prodigy who began piano studies in his native Germany at the age of six. With the rise of the Nazis, he and his family fled to Paris in 1938 and to the USA the following year. Previn's father's ... Read more »
Born: 04/06/1929 in Berlin, DE

Filmography

Music (75)

The Sleepy Time Gal 2002 (Movie)

("Sleepy Time Gal") (Song Performer)

Small Time Crooks 2000 (Movie)

("Zelda's Theme") (Song)

Fight Club 1999 (Movie)

("Theme from 'Valley of the Dolls'") (Song)

Playing By Heart 1998 (Movie)

songs("I'll Plant My Own Tree" "It's Impossible (from Vally of The Dolls)) (Song)

Anastasia 1997 (Movie)

conductor("Prokofiev: Cinderella" (London Symphony Orchestra)) (Music Conductor)

That's Entertainment! III 1994 (Movie)

("Baby, You Knock Me Out" from "It's Always Fair Weather" "Thanks a Lot, But No Thanks" from "It's Always Fair Weather") (Music)

Romeo-Juliet 1989 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Dorothy Hamill in Romeo & Juliet on Ice 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Music Conductor

Six Weeks 1982 (Movie)

(London Symphony Orchestra) (Music Conductor)

The Elephant Man 1980 (Movie)

(London Symphony Orchestra) (Music Conductor)

Rollerball 1975 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Jesus Christ Superstar 1973 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Mrs. Pollifax - Spy 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

Mrs. Pollifax - Spy 1971 (Movie)

("Merdita") (Song)

The Music Lovers 1970 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Paint Your Wagon 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

Paint Your Wagon 1969 (Movie)

songs("The First Thing You Know" "A Million Miles Away Behind the Door" "The Gospel of No Name City" "Best Things" "Gold Fever") (Song)

Thoroughly Modern Millie 1967 (Movie)

orchestration (Music Arranger)

Valley of the Dolls 1967 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Harper 1966 (Movie)

("Livin' Alone") (Song)

Inside Daisy Clover 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

Inside Daisy Clover 1966 (Movie)

songs (Song)

The Fortune Cookie 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

The Swinger 1966 (Movie)

("The Swinger") (Song)

The Way West 1966 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Goodbye, Charlie 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

Goodbye, Charlie 1964 (Movie)

songs("Goodbye Charlie" "Seven at Once") (Song)

Kiss Me, Stupid 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

My Fair Lady 1964 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Dead Ringer 1963 (Movie)

(Music)

Irma la Douce 1963 (Movie)

music adaptation (Music)

Long Day's Journey Into Night 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

Two For the Seesaw 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

Two For the Seesaw 1962 (Movie)

("Second Chance") (Song)

One, Two, Three 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

All in a Night's Work 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

Elmer Gantry 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

Pepe 1960 (Movie)

songs("Faraway Part Of Town" "That's How It Went, All Right" "The Rumble") (Song)

Tall Story 1960 (Movie)

title song (Song)

The Subterraneans 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

Who Was That Lady? 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

Gigi 1958 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Gigi 1958 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Porgy and Bess 1958 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Designing Woman 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

Hot Summer Night 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

House of Numbers 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

Silk Stockings 1957 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Invitation to the Dance 1956 (Movie)

music director (Music)

The Catered Affair 1956 (Movie)

(Music)

The Fastest Gun Alive 1956 (Movie)

(Music)

It's Always Fair Weather 1955 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Kismet 1955 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Kismet 1955 (Movie)

music supervision (Music Supervisor)

Bad Day at Black Rock 1954 (Movie)

(Music)

Young at Heart 1954 (Movie)

(Performer)

Give a Girl a Break 1953 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Kiss Me Kate 1953 (Movie)

music direction (Music)

Small Town Girl 1953 (Movie)

music director (Music)

The Girl Who Had Everything 1953 (Movie)

(Music)

Cause For Alarm 1951 (Movie)

(Music)

Kim 1951 (Movie)

(Music)

Act of Violence 1948 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Border Incident (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Border Incident (Movie)

(Musical Direction/Supervision)

Challenge to Lassie (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (TV Show)

Theme Music

Malaya (Movie)

(Musical Direction/Supervision)

Tension (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Outriders (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Sun Comes Up (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Three Little Words (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Three Little Words (Movie)

(Musical Direction/Supervision)
Actor (23)

Evening at Pops 1969 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Mia Farrow 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kennedy Center Honors 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Musicals Great Musicals 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Sound of Julie Andrews 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Carnegie Hall Christmas 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Mozart on Tour 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Together... Kiri and Andre on Broadway 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Musicians For Armenia 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Previn Comes To Town 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Sir William Walton's 80th Birthday Concert 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Rubinstein at 90 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Rubinstein: Works of Chopin 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The New York Philharmonic 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Donald O'Connor Show 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

Pepe 1960 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Subterraneans 1960 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Biography

Andre Previn was a child prodigy who began piano studies in his native Germany at the age of six. With the rise of the Nazis, he and his family fled to Paris in 1938 and to the USA the following year. Previn's father's cousin, Charles Previn, worked as a musical director at Universal Studios, so the family settled in Los Angeles. Eventually, Andre Previn landed at MGM, where he worked as an orchestrator and composer. He won four Oscars for his orchestrations on such swank, effervescent musicals as "Gigi" (1958), "Porgy and Bess" (1959), "Irma La Douce" (1963) and "My Fair Lady" (1964). From the late 1960s onward, he has mostly concentrated on a career as an orchestra music director, working with such world-class symphonies as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has guest conducted around the world.

Relationships

Jack Prewin

Father

Charlotte Epstein

Mother

Mia Farrow Actor

Wife
Married in 1970 divorced in 1979

Heather Hales

Wife
married 1982 fourth wife filed for divorce in January 1999

Dory Langdon

Wife
divorced

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Companion

Lark Previn

Daughter
born c. 1974 adopted with Farrow Vietnamese

Soon-Yi Previn

Daughter
born c. 1971 adopted with Farrow Korean became estranged from the family after she began her relationship with Woody Allen whom she later married

Summer Previn

Daughter
born c. 1975 adopted with Mia Farrow Vietnamese

Fletcher Previn

Son
born c. 1975 mother Mia Farrow

Lukas Previn

Son
born c. 1998 mother, Heather Hales

Matthew Previn

Son
born 1971 twin of Sascha mother Mia Farrow

Sascha Previn

Son
born 1971 twin of Matthew mother Mia Farrow

Steve Previn

Brother
born 1925 died July 9, 1993

EDUCATION

Berlin Conservatory

Berlin 1935 - 1938

Paris Conservatoire

Paris 1938

studied privately with Pierre Monteux and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Milestones

1998

Composed opera based on Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire"

1989

Resigned as music director of Los Angeles Philharmonic after dispute with orchestra manager

1984

Joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as music director

1968

Wrote first Broadway musical, "Coco"

1967

Served as principal conductor for the Houston Symphony

1949

Began composing film scores

1946

Began recording career

1942

First screen credit, as music director on "She's for Me"

1942

Became an American citizen

1939

Moved with family to USA; settled in Los Angeles

1938

Family moved from Berlin to Paris

Was music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony

Served as music director, South Bank Music Festival (London)

Was principal conductor for the London Symphony Orchestra

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