Composer André Previn Dies at 89
The legendary German-born musician died Thursday at his home in New York City. A child talent, Previn was hired by MGM at age 16 to score films, winning four Oscars and 10 Grammys before moving on to conduct esteemed classical orchestras. The pianist married five times and is survived by nine children, though he disavowed his adopted daughter with Mia Farrow, Soon-Yi Previn, over her relationship with director Woody Allen.
What’s his legacy? In addition to his many musical accomplishments, British comedian Stephen Fry says his generation may remember Previn best for his appearance on the TV comedy Morecambe & Wise.