|Genres:||Easy Listening Folk Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||folk pop female vocalists singer-songwriter female vocal|
|Decades:||1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s|
b Dorothy Veronica Langan, 22 October 1929, Rahway, New Jersey, USA (although dates between 1925 and 1937 have also been claimed). The daughter of a musician, Dorothy Langan became a child singer and dancer in New Jersey, graduating to musical theatre as a chorus line member. During her teens she had also briefly attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her abilities as a songwriter next brought Langdon work composing music for television programmes. After moving to Hollywood, she met and married composer André Previn in November 1959, the year in which he wrote the tune No Words For Dory (she had previously recorded an album of her songs with Previn and guitarist Kenny Burrell under the name Dory Langdon).
Now a lyricist for movie soundtracks, Dory Previn worked with André, Elmer Bernstein and others on songs for movies such as Pepe (including the Academy Award nominated The Faraway Part Of...