Dory Previn, Songwriter, Is Dead at 86
By BRUCE WEBER
Published: February 14, 2012
Dory Previn, the lyricist for three Oscar-nominated songs who as a composer and performer mined her difficult childhood, bouts of mental illness and a very public divorce to create a potent and influential personal songbook, died on Tuesday at her home in Southfield, Mass. She was 86.
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