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Herbert Kretzmer (1925–2020)

Herbert Kretzmer was born on October 5, 1925 in Kroonstad, Orange Free State, South Africa. He is known for his work on Les Misérables (2012), Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary (2010) and Notting Hill (1999). He was married to Sybil Sever and Elisabeth Wilson. He died on October 14, 2020 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 95) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Notting Hill Soundtrack


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 2021 Mashup (Short)
 2013 On My Scone (TV Short) (musical)
 2012 Les Misérables (screenplay by)
 1995 Les Misérables the Dream Cast in Concert (TV Special) (written by)
 1970 Every Home Should Have One (based on a story by)
 1967 Unser Herr Diener (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 BBC 3 (TV Series)
 1963 That Was the Week That Was (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1960 Playgirl After Dark (screenplay)
 1952 Hans-die-Skipper (adaptation)
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(6/14/2011-7/31/2011( Stage: Wrote lyrics for "Les Miserables," in Cameron Mackintosh's 25th Anniversary Tour at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Claude Michel Schonberg was composer. Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel wrote the original French text. James Fenton wrote additional material. Laurence Connor and James ... See more »

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[on Greta Garbo] Boiled down to essentials, she is a plain mortal girl with large feet.


Won Broadway's 1987 Tony Award, his lyrics with Alain Boublil and the music of Claude-Michel Schönberg as Best Score for "Les Misérables." See more »

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