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André Previn

André Previn was born on April 6, 1929 in Berlin, Germany as Andreas Ludwig Prewin. He is known for his work on Fight Club (1999), My Fair Lady (1964) and Léon: The Professional (1994). He was previously married to Anne-Sophie Mutter, Heather Mary Hales, Mia Farrow, Dory Previn and Elizabeth "Betty" A. Bennett. See full bio »

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Won 4 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Fight Club
Fight Club Soundtrack
My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady Music Department
Léon: The Professional
Gigi Music Department


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 2008 Secret Service (Short) (conductor)
  Great Performances (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode, 1998) (music by - 1 episode, 1998)
- A Streetcar Named Desire (1998) ... (conductor) / (music by)
 1994 Kiri Te Kanawa: Her Greatest Hits (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1990 Romeo.Juliet (conductor)
 1975 Rollerball (conductor)
 1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (TV Mini-Series) (theme music - 7 episodes)
- A Past and a Future (1974) ... (theme music - as Andre Previn)
- His Borrowed Plumes (1974) ... (theme music - as Andre Previn)
- A Perfect Darling (1974) ... (theme music - as Andre Previn)
- Triumph and Tragedy (1974) ... (theme music - as Andre Previn)
- Recovery (1974) ... (theme music - as Andre Previn)
 1973 Jesus Christ Superstar (conductor)
 1972 Full House (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 9 December 1972 (1972) ... (conductor)
 1971-1972 Music on 2 (TV Series) (conductor - 2 episodes)
- Walton Birthday Concert (1972) ... (conductor)
- Stern Plays Sibelius (1971) ... (conductor)
 1971 Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (composer: "Merdita" theme and dance music - uncredited)
 1970 The Music Lovers (conductor)
 1969 Paint Your Wagon (music: for additional songs by)
 1967 The Way West (conductor - as Andre Previn)
 1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie (scorer: musical numbers - as Andre Previn)
 1965 Inside Daisy Clover (conductor - uncredited)
 1964 My Fair Lady (music conductor - as Andre Previn) / (music supervisor - as Andre Previn)
 1964 Dead Ringer (conductor - uncredited)
 1962 Long Day's Journey Into Night (conductor)
 1962 Sweet Bird of Youth (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1962 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1961 One, Two, Three (conductor) / (music adaptor)
 1961 The 33rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
  The Aquanauts (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes, 1960 - 1961) (performer - 2 episodes, 1961)
- The Double Adventure (1961) ... (composer: theme music - as Andre Previn) / (performer: theme music - as Andre Previn)
- The Jeremiah Adventure (1961) ... (composer: theme music - as Andre Previn) / (performer: t - as Andre Previn)
- Arms of Venus (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
 1960 Bells Are Ringing (conductor) / (music adaptor)
 1960 The Subterraneans (conductor - uncredited)
 1960 The 32nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1959 Porgy and Bess (conductor) / (music adaptor - uncredited) / (music supervisor)
 1959 Kovacs on Music (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1958 Party Girl (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1958 Gigi (music conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1957 House of Numbers (conductor - uncredited)
 1957 Silk Stockings (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1957 Four Girls in Town (musician: trumpet - uncredited)
 1956 The Fastest Gun Alive (conductor - uncredited)
 1956 The 28th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director - as Andre Previn)
 1955 Kismet (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1955 It's Always Fair Weather (music arranger) / (music conductor) / (songs: music by)
 1955 The Prodigal (conductor - uncredited)
 1955 Bad Day at Black Rock (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1954 Young at Heart (musician: piano solos - uncredited)
 1954 Rogue Cop (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1954 The 26th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1954 The Great Diamond Robbery (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Give a Girl a Break (musical director)
 1953 Kiss Me Kate (musical director)
 1953 Cry of the Hunted (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Code Two (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Small Town Girl (musical director)
 1952 Above and Beyond (conductor)
 1952 Desperate Search (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1952 Holiday for Sinners (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Dial 1119 (conductor - uncredited)
 1950 Three Little Words (musical director)
 1950 Shadow on the Wall (conductor - uncredited)
 1950 The Outriders (conductor - uncredited)
 1949 Malaya (conductor)
 1949 Challenge to Lassie (conductor - uncredited)
 1949 Border Incident (musical director)
 1949 The Great Sinner (conductor)
 1949 The Secret Garden (conductor)
 1949 Big Jack (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (conductor)
 1949 The Sun Comes Up (musical director - uncredited)
 1948 Act of Violence (conductor)
 1948 The Kissing Bandit (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1948 The Bride Goes Wild (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1947 It Happened in Brooklyn (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musician: piano solos)
 1946 Undercurrent (music supervisor - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He conducted the London Symphony Orchestra for Tom Stoppard's play, "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour," at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Ian McKellen, Jim Broadbent, Jeremy Dimmick, Patrick Stewart, David Suchet, and Thelma Whiteley in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Andre Previn | Sir André Previn

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Personal Quote:

[on working for MGM] I loved the studio. I loved the way it smelled, I was crazy about Indians in the lunchroom, and Romans making phone calls, and the highly charged and technically dazzling music making on the recording stage. Most of all I loved being a part of it, a part of a peculiar fraternity, belittled and superior at the same time, envied for all the wrong reasons and commiserated with ... See more »


Father-in-law of Woody Allen. He is married to Previn's daughter Soon-Yi Previn. Allen was also in a long-term relationship with Previn's ex-wife Mia Farrow. See more »

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