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Dory Previn Shannon dies at 86
Posted by vlad1369 · Feb 29, 2012

Dory Previn Shannon dies at 86

Thrice Oscar-nominated Dory Previn Shannon, who helped pen the score for the film "Valley of the Dolls" and the theme for "Last Tango in Paris," died Tuesday, Feb. 14, of natural causes at her farm in Southfield, Mass. She was 86.

Previn earned Oscar nominations in the 1960s for writing lyrics alongside then-husband Andre Previn's music for the films "Pepe" and "Two for the Seesaw." The couple were married from 1959 to 1970 and also collaborated on songs for movies including "Inside Daisy Clover" and "The Swinger." She also drew an Oscar nom in 1971 for her work on a song from the film "The Sterile Cuckoo."

Other film credits include the theme to "One, Two, Three."

She won an Emmy Award in 1984 for co-writing the theme song for the TV show "Two of a Kind" and was...

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