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Career

TELEVISION
2009
As himself on piano TV Special: Anne-Sophie Mutter & Mendelssohn
1998
Composer & conductor Great Performances on PBS: A Streetcar Named Desire
1994
Conductor TV Special: Kiri Te Kanawa: Her Greatest Hits
1974
Series original music with Tom McCal TV Mini-Series: Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS
20022006
Music Director Oslo Philharmonic; Oslo, Norway
19861992
Conductor Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; London, England, UK
19851989
Music Director Los Angeles Philharmonic; Los Angeles, California, USA
19761984
Music Director Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
19681979
Conductor London Symphony Orchestra; Barbican Centre, London, England, UK
19671969
Conductor Houston Symphony Orchestra; Houston, Texas, USA
FEATURE FILMS
1975
Composer of original music & conductor Rollerball
1970
Composer of original music and conductor The Music Lovers
1964
Composer of original music Dead Ringer
1964
Composer of original music Goodbye Charlie
1964
Composer of original music Kiss Me, Stupid
1964
Composer of original music Inside Daisy Clover
1963
Composer of original music Irma la Douce
1962
Composer of original music The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
1962
Composer of original music Two for the Seesaw
1962
Composer of original music Long Day's Journey Into Night
1961
Composer of original music All in a Night's Work
1960
Composer of original music, and performed as himself with the André Previn Trio The Subterraneans
1960
Composer of original music Elmer Gantry
1960
Composer of original music Who Was That Lady?
1957
Composer of original music Designing Women
1957
Music supervisor, conductor & uncredited additional composition Silk Stockings
1957
Music supervisor, conductor & uncredited additional composition Hot Summer Night
1957
Composer of original music House of Numbers
1956
Composer of original music The Catered Affair
1956
Composer of original music The Fastest Gun Alive
1955
Composer of original music Bad Day at Black Rock
1953
Composer of original music The Girl Who Had Everything
1951
Composer of original music Cause for Alarm!
1950
Composer of original music Shadow on the Wall
1950
Composer of original music Kim
1950
Composer of original music The Outriders
1950
Composer of original music Dial 1119
1949
Conductor and uncredited additional composition Big Jack
1949
Composer of musical score Challenge to Lassie
1949
Composer of original music Scene of the Crime
1949
Composer of original music Tension
1949
Composer of original music The Sun Comes Up
1949
Musical director and uncredited additional composition Border Incident
MUSICAL FEATURE FILMS
1967
Composer of music Thoroughly Modern Millie
1964
Music supervisor, conductor & uncredited additional composition My Fair Lady
1960
Composed music for songs with lyrics by Dory Langdon Previn, his wife, and performed an original composition on-screen Pepe
1959
Music Supervisor, music adaptor and conductor Porgy & Bess
1958
Music supervisor, conductor & uncredited additional composition Gigi
1955
Music supervisor, conductor & uncredited additional composition Kismet
1955
Music supervisor, conductor & additional composition (for lyrics by Comden & Green) It's Always Fair Weather
1953
Musical director and uncredited additional composition Small Town Girl
1953
Musical director Give a Girl a Break
1950
Musical director and uncredited additional composition Three Little Words
TELEVISION: ACADEMY AWARDS SHOWS
1961
Musical Director 33rd Annual Academy Awards Show
1960
Musical Director 32nd Annual Academy Awards Show
1956
Musical Director 28th Annual Academy Awards Show
1954
Musical Director 26th Annual Academy Awards Show

Accomplishments of note

2009
On-screen as himself: A Bridge Between Two Worlds Documentary with André Previn as its subject with A film by Lillian Birnbaum & Peter Stephan Jungk
1991
Authored memoir: No Minor Chords: My Days in Hollywood A memoir of Hollywood from 1948-1964 with Publisher: Doubleday ISBN-10: 0385413416 ISBN-13: 978-0385413411
1983
Authored non-fiction: Andre Previn's Guide to the Orchestra Previn's introduction to the modern orchestra with history and uses of the instruments with Publisher: Putnam Adult ISBN-10: 0399128654 ISBN-13: 978-0399128653

Professional honors and awards

2011
Commander's Cross with Star Federal Republic of Germany Music
2010
Grammy Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
2008
Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award The London Symphony Orchestra Marking his eleventh year as Principal Conductor
2005
Grammy Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Best Instrumental Soloist: Previn: Violin Concerto; Bernstein: Serenade for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp and Percussion
2005
The Glenn Gould Prize The Glenn Gould Foundation Exceptional Contribution to Music
2003
Grammy Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Best Classical Crossover Album: Korngold: The Sea Hawk, Captain Blood with the London Symphony Orchestra
1999
Grammy Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Best Chamber Music Performance: American Scenes: Copland, Previn, Barber, Gershwin
1998
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Contributions to the performing arts
1996
Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom Knighted for Services to Music
1977
Grammy® Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Best Choral Performance: Rachmaninoff: The Bells with the London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
1974
Grammy Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Best Choral Performance: William Walton: Belshazzar's Feast with the London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
1964
Academy Award Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Score - Adaptation or Treatment: Irma la Douce
1964
Academy Award Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Score - Adaptation or Treatment: My Fair Lady
1962
Grammy Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Best Jazz Performance - Soloist or Small Group: André Previn Plays That Old Black Magic, Come Rain or Come Shine, Stormy Weather, Over the Rainbow and Other Wonderful Songs by Harold Arlen
1961
Grammy Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Best Jazz Performance - Soloist or Small Group: West Side Story
1960
Grammy Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Best Sound Track Album: Porgy and Bess
1960
Grammy Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Best Performance by an Orchestra: Like Young with the David Rose Orchestra
1959
Grammy Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Best Sound Track Album: Gigi
1959
Academy Award Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Music - Scoring of a Musical Picture: Porgy & Bess
1959
Grammy Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Best Sound Track Album: Gigi
1958
Academy Award Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Music – Scoring of a Musical Picture: Gigi

Community

Community service

2014

Club memberships

Military service

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U.S. Army Sergeant
Nationality
United States of America (naturalized citizen - 1943) (at birth: German)

Education

Native language
German
Other languages
English

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
April 6, 1929
Gender
Male
Place of birth
Berlin, Germany
Marital status
Divorced

Marriage

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Anne-Sophie Mutter
19821999
Heather Mary Hales 2 children Li-An Mary Previn (1970, adopted 1982) Lukas Alexander Previn (1983)
19701979
Mia Farrow 6 children Matthew Phineas Previn (1970) Sascha Villiers Previn (1970) Fletcher Farrow Previn (1974) Summer "Daisy" Song Previn (1974, adopted 1976) Lark Previn (1974 - 2008) Soon-Yi Previn (1970, adopted 1978)
19591970
Dorothy Veronica (Langan) Previn (1925 - 2012)
19521958
Elizabeth "Betty" A. Bennett 2 children Claudia (Previn) Stasny Alicia 'Lovely' Previn

Grandchildren & Great-grandchildren

Grandchildren
6 Catherine Previn, Lucy Previn, Maureen Previn, Wynnefred Previn, Sara Mckinzie, Christine

Parents

Father
Jack Previn (né Priwin)
Mother
Charlotte (Epstein) Previn

Ancestry

Russian Jewish