TV Academy apologises for Emmy gaffe over late conductor Andre Previn
The TV Academy has apologised 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 used a photo of 75-year-old conductor Leonard Slatkin.
The academy, Fox and Emmy producers said in a statement 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”.
More light-heartedly, Slatkin announced his forthcoming TV appearance with Jimmy Kimmel which would prove he was still alive.
The academy said all mentions on its website will feature accurate imagery of Previn.