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Date of Birth:January 11th, 1888

Date of Death:September 21st, 1973

Categories:1888 Births · 1973 Deaths · American Composers · American Conductors · American Film Score Composers · American Music Arrangers

Charles Previn

Charles Previn (b.


11, 1888, Brooklyn; d.


21, 1973, Los Angeles) was an American film composer who was highly active at Universal in Hollywood during the 1940s and 1950s.

Before going to Hollywood, Previn had arranged music for over 100 Broadway productions.

From 1936 to 1944, Previn was musical director at Universal, overseeing everything from horror pictures to Arabian Nights fantasies.

He is the American cousin of German-born composer, pianist, conductor Andre Previn.

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