Eastern Lowland Gorilla
- Reaction score
Pianist (in both classical and jazz), composer, conductor Andre Previn has left the world at 89. Born in Germany as Prewin, his Jewish family fled first to Paris and then finally Los Angeles to escape the Nazis. Once in LA, he started his piano career in Hollywood. He moved easily among styles, winning awards for writing and performing film scores (4 Oscars) and for both classical and jazz recordings (10 Grammys) over the course of his long career. Alas, his relationship track record was somewhat spottier, with 5 marriages over the course of his life.