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Dory Previn, Songwriter, Is Dead at 86
The New York Times ^ | February 14, 2012 | Bruce Weber

Posted on 02/14/2012 7:41:34 PM PST by EveningStar

Dory Previn, the lyricist for three Oscar-nominated songs who as a composer and performer mined her difficult childhood, bouts of mental illness and a very public divorce to create a potent and influential personal songbook, died on Tuesday at her home in Southfield, Mass. She was 86...

Her early success came in Hollywood, writing songs for the movies, generally as a lyricist working with her husband, André Previn, who later earned fame as a classical composer and conductor...

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: andreprevin; doryprevin; obit; obituary; previn; rip; songwriter
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1 posted on 02/14/2012 7:41:46 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Borges

ping


2 posted on 02/14/2012 7:42:37 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


3 posted on 02/14/2012 7:47:13 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: EveningStar
The lady could write a lyric:

You're Gonna Hear From Me

Move over sun, give me some sky,
Got me some wings and I'm eager to fly,
I may be unknown,
But wait til I've flown,
You're gonna hear from me....
4 posted on 02/14/2012 8:03:11 PM PST by jobim (.)
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To: EveningStar

I had no idea she was that old. I remember her as a quirky singer but brilliant lyricist from the early 70s. RIP.


5 posted on 02/14/2012 8:03:53 PM PST by newheart (What this country needs is a good dose of bran. Attack Muffins Unite!)
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To: EveningStar

Rest in peace.


6 posted on 02/14/2012 8:21:24 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: EveningStar

RIP


7 posted on 02/14/2012 8:29:04 PM PST by Dante3
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To: EveningStar
My favorite:

Theme From 'Valley of the Dolls'

The song was written by Andre Previn and Dory Previn.

8 posted on 02/14/2012 9:51:45 PM PST by Daaave ( "I want one bourbon, one scotch and one beer")
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