Herbert Kretzmer

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Herbert Kretzmer
Born(1925-10-05)5 October 1925
Kroonstad, South Africa
Died14 October 2020(2020-10-14) (aged 95)
OccupationJournalist, lyricist
Elisabeth Margaret Wilson (m. 1961–1973)

Sybil Sever
(m. 1988)

Herbert Kretzmer, OBE (5 October 1925 – 14 October 2020) was a South African-born English journalist and lyricist. He was best known as the lyricist for the English-language musical adaptation of Les Misérables as well as for his long-time writing works with the French singer Charles Aznavour.[1]

He was nominated for Best Original Song at the 85th Academy Awards and the 70th Golden Globe Awards for the song "Suddenly" from the 2012 movie version of Les Misérables.[2]

Kretzmer died on 14 October 2020 in London from Parkinson's disease-related problems at the age of 95.[3]

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  1. [1] Archived 9 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "70th Golden Globe Awards Nominations". Deadline.com. 2012-12-13. Retrieved 2014-07-04.
  3. Les Misérables lyricist Herbert Kretzmer has died

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