Music: From Sink to Success

Around the Hollywood studios, everyone used to call quiet André Previn "the kid." But not any more: all of a sudden he had grown up. Last week, just before his 19th birthday, M-G-M assigned him to compose, score and direct the music for a $3,000,000 musical.

André and his parents arrived in the U.S. ten years ago. As a conservatory student in his native Berlin, he learned about the old masters. In Los Angeles he heard a jazz record by famed Pianist Art Tatum and "went on a mad Tatum kick for four years." José...

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