Charles Previn

Charles Previn

Known for: Sound
Biography: 1888-01-11
Deathday: 1973-09-22 (85 years old)

Biography

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Charles Previn (January 11, 1888 - September 21, 1973) 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.


Previn was born in Brooklyn. He was the great-uncle of German-born composer, pianist, conductor André Previn and TV and film director Steve Previn (brothers). He graduated from Brooklyn High School and obtained a bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 1910. He obtained a master's degree from New York College of Music.


From 1936 to 1944, Previn was musical director at Universal, overseeing everything from horror pictures to Arabian Nights fantasies. He began working at other studios after 1944 and retired in 1953. He died in Los Angeles, aged 85.


He won an Oscar for Best Score in 1937 for One Hundred Men and a Girl. He was nominated for six other Oscars between 1938 and 1944.

Filmography

all 76

Movies 76

Director 48

Original Music Composer
That Midnight Kiss

That Midnight Kiss (1949)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Song of the Open Road

Song of the Open Road (1944)

Movie
Music Director / Music
It Ain't Hay

It Ain't Hay (1943)

Movie
Music Director
Nightmare

Nightmare (1942)

Movie
Music Director / Music
Who Done It?

Who Done It? (1942)

Movie
Music Director
Saboteur

Saboteur (1942)

Movie
5
Music Director / Music
Ride 'Em Cowboy

Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)

Movie
Music Director / Music
The Wolf Man

The Wolf Man (1941)

Movie
5.61
Music Director / Original Music Composer
Riders of Death Valley

Riders of Death Valley (1941)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The Bank Dick

The Bank Dick (1940)

Movie
Music Director
Rio

Rio (1939)

Movie
Music Director
Ex-Champ

Ex-Champ (1939)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
The Rage of Paris

The Rage of Paris (1938)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
State Police

State Police (1938)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
The Mighty Treve

The Mighty Treve (1937)

Movie
Music Director / Original Music Composer
Postal Inspector

Postal Inspector (1936)

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Ratings

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1936
1939
1941
1940
1952

Information

Known For
Sound

Gender
Male

Birthday
1888-01-11

Deathday
1973-09-22 (85 years old)

Birth Place
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Relatives
André Previn

Citizenships
United States of America

Residences
Brooklyn, United States of America

Awards
Academy Award for Best Score, Adaptation or Treatment

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