Dory Previn

Vocals, Musical Artist

1925 – 2012

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Who was Dory Previn?

Dory Previn, was an American lyricist, singer-songwriter and poet.

During the late 1950s and 1960s she was a lyricist on songs intended for motion pictures and, with her then husband, André Previn, received several Academy Award nominations. In the 1970s, after their divorce, she released six albums of original songs and an acclaimed live album. Previn's lyrics from this period are characterized by their originality, irony and honesty in dealing with her troubled personal life as well as more generally about relationships, sexuality, religion and psychology. Until her death, she continued to work as a writer of song lyrics and prose.

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Born
Oct 22, 1925
Rahway
Also known as
  • Previn, Dory
  • Dory Langan
  • Dorothy Veronica Langan
  • Dory Langdon
  • Dory Previn Shannon
  • Dory Shannon
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Died
Feb 14, 2012
Southfield

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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