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Emmys apologizes for wrong photo during memoriam segment

11 months 3 weeks 5 days ago Tuesday, September 24 2019 Sep 24, 2019 September 24, 2019 7:34 AM September 24, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The TV Academy is apologizing for using a photo of a living composer instead of the image of the late Andre Previn during an Emmy's memoriam segment.  

The segment on Sunday used a photo of 75-year-old conductor Leonard Slatkin.

The academy, FOX and Emmy producers say in a statement issued Monday that it was an "error." Previn died at 89 in February. He was a composer, pianist and conductor whose work ventured into Hollywood, jazz and classical music.

Previn won four Oscars for his orchestrations of such stylish musicals as 1964's "My Fair Lady."   Slatkin posted a picture on Twitter of Previn saying he "deserved better."  

The academy says all mentions on its website will feature accurate imagery of Previn.

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