Dory Previn, née Dorothy Veronica Langan (born October 22, 1925 or 1929), is an American lyricist, singer-songwriter and poet.During the
late 1950s and 1960s she was a lyricist for motion picture songs, and with her first husband André Previn received severalAcademy Award
nominations. In the 1970s, after their divorce, she released six albums of original songs and an acclaimed live album. DoryPrevin's lyrics from
this period are characterised by their originality, their irony, and their honesty in dealing with her troubled personal life, aswell as more
generally about relationships, sexuality, religion and psychology. She has continued to work since then as a writer of song lyricsand prose.