André Previn, renowned musician, has died at 89

Andre Previn

Andre Previn

André Previn, the four-time Oscar-winning composer and conductor, died today at his home in NY.

Over the course of an accomplished musical career that spanned six decades, Previn established himself as a musical innovator, one who blurred genres and excelled as a pianist, musical director and principal conductor for orchestras and multiple Hollywood films.

The German-born musical prodigy who fled Nazi persecution with his Jewish family in 1938 to Paris and then Los Angeles, made his name as a jazz musician and writing scores for movies.

She wrote: "See you in the Morning beloved Friend".

Farrow and Previn married in 1970 before having three biological children and adopting three others, including a girl from South Korea named Soon-Yi.

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Previn entered the world of film at age 16.

André Previn (second right) with from left then-French president Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Anne-Sophie Mutter, after the musicians performed a concert for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders in 2009.

Previn was married five times. He was nominated 11 times for an Academy Award, winning for his work on Gigi (1958), Porgy and Bess (1959), Irma La Douce (1963) and My Fair Lady (1964).

In 2010, he was recognized with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and has been lauded for his ability to combine jazz, pop and classical music.

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