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Dory Previn (1925–2012)

Dory Previn was born on October 22, 1925 in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, USA as Dorothy Veronica Langan. She was married to Joby Baker and André Previn. She died on February 14, 2012 in Southfield, Massachusetts, USA. See full bio »

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 2014 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Diggs (2014) ... (writer: "Come Saturday Morning" - uncredited)
 2009 Nurse Jackie (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2009) ... (writer: "(Theme From) Valley Of The Dolls" - uncredited)
 2005 Shadowboxer (writer: "I'll Plant My Own Tree")
 1999 Fight Club (lyrics: "Valley of the Dolls") / (music: "Valley of the Dolls")
 1998 Playing by Heart (writer: "I'll Plant My Own Tree" (1967), "It's Impossible" (1967))
 1990 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Big Show of 1965 (1990) ... (lyrics: "You're Gonna Hear from Me" - uncredited)
 1984 Manson Family Movies (Video) (writer: "Theme from Valley of the Dolls")
 1982 Two of a Kind (TV Movie) (lyrics: "We'll Win This World")
 1975 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 November 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "You're Gonna Hear from Me")
 1973 The Third Girl from the Left (TV Movie) (performer: "The Third Girl From the Left") / (writer: "The Third Girl From the Left")
 1972 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 23 November 1972 (1972) ... (writer: "Goodbye Charlie" - as Dory Langdon)
- Episode dated 21 November 1972 (1972) ... (writer: "You're Gonna Hear from Me")
 1970 Up in the Cellar (lyrics: "Didn't I Turn Out Nice") / (music: "Didn't I Turn Out Nice")
 1970 The 42nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Come Saturday Morning")
 1969 The Sterile Cuckoo ("Come Saturday Morning")
 1969 Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (lyrics: "Daddy's Gone A-Hunting")
 1968 Lulu's Back in Town (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1968) ... (writer: "You're Gonna Hear from Me" - uncredited)
 1967 Valley of the Dolls (lyrics: "Theme from Valley of the Dolls", "Give A Little More", "It's Impossible", "I'll Plant My Own Tree", "Come Live With Me" (uncredited))
 1967 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.12 (1967) ... (writer: "I'll Plant My Own Tree")
 1967 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 June 1967 (1967) ... (writer: "You're Gonna Hear From Me", "Goodbye Charlie" - uncredited)
 1966 The Swinger (lyrics: "The Swinger")
 1966 Harper (lyrics: "Livin' Alone")
 1965 Inside Daisy Clover (lyrics: "You're Gonna Hear from Me", "The Circus Is a Wacky World" - uncredited)
 1964 Goodbye Charlie (lyrics: "Goodbye Charlie", "Seven at Once")
 1964 The Twentieth Century (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Songs of Harold Arlen (1964) ... (writer: "So Long, Big Time!")
 1963 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.8 (1963) ... (writer: "Second Chance", "Control Yourself")
 1963 The 35th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Song from Two for the Seesaw (Second Chance)" - as Dory Langdon)
 1962 Two for the Seesaw (lyrics: "Second Chance")
 1962 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (writer: "Mine For the Moment")
 1961 The 33rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Faraway Part of Town" - as Dory Langdon)
 1960 Pepe (lyrics: "That's How It Went, All Right", "Faraway Part of Town", "Pepe", "Lovely Day (Concha Nacar)" - as Dory Langdon)
 1960 Who Was That Lady? (writer: "Your Smile" - uncredited)
 1960 Tall Story (lyrics: "Tall Story")
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Other Works:

Album: "Dory Previn," Warner Bros. Records See more »

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Personal Quote:

What I've tried to do is bring the madness out in the open. Keep it under wraps, and it erupts into wars and violence.


The Camera Obscura song "Dory Previn," references the singer/songwriter who had her husband stolen by a very young Mia Farrow and in response wrote the classic breakup song "Beware of Young Girls". See more »

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