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Overview (1)

Born in Bombay, India

Mini Bio (1)

Zubin Mehta was born on April 29, 1936 in Bombay, India. He is known for his work on The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994 (1994), Carmen by Georges Bizet (1991) and The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (2006). He has been married to Nancy Kovack since July 19, 1969. He was previously married to Carmen Lasky.

Spouse (2)

Nancy Kovack (19 July 1969 - present)
Carmen Lasky (1958 - 1964) (divorced)

Trivia (12)

Alumnus of St. Mary's School, Mumbai and St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.
When the conductor moved to Los Angeles in 1974, he bought actor Steve McQueen's former Brentwood home for $400,000.
Father of Mervon Mehta (aka Merwin Mehta) (born 1959) and Zarina Mehta (born 1961). Uncle of Rohanna Mehta.
His ex-wife, Carmen Lasky, is married to his brother, Zarin Mehta.
Awarded Kennedy Center Honors in 2006, with Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson, Steven Spielberg and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Former conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Good friends with Daniel Barenboim and his former wife, the late Jacqueline du Pré.
Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera from 1998 - 2006.
Is mentioned in Frank Zappa's song "Billy the Mountain".
The Muppet Show (1976) character Zubin Beckmesser is named after him.
Has been Music Director for Life of the Israel Philhamonic Orchestra since 1981.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1600 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on March 1, 2011.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on Jack Benny] Throughout Jack's violin solo at the Hollywood Bowl, the audience was glued to their seats. That was the only way he could get them to sit down.

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