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André Previn, Award-Winning Conductor And Composer, Dies At 89
A composer, conductor and pianist, Previn famously directed the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 1985 to 1989. Over the course of his career, he was nominated for 44 GRAMMYs and won four Academy Awards for "My Fair Lady," "Irma la Douce," "Porgy and Bess" and "Gigi."
"André Previn was a multitalented composer, conductor, and pianist who achieved supreme success across the jazz, pop, and classical music genres," said Recording Academy CEO and President Neil Portnow in a statement.
"During his versatile eight-decade career, André earned 44 GRAMMY nominations and 10 GRAMMY Awards, and was recognized by the Recording Academy with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 for his creative contributions to the field of recording.
He earned his first GRAMMY at the inaugural GRAMMY Awards in 1958 for Best Soundtrack Album, Dramatic Picture Score Or Original Cast for Gigi. His eclectic approach to creating music and ability to effortlessly combine genres will continue to be celebrated by our industry. André was an incomparable talent, and his legacy will live on through his countless compositions."