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Herbert Kretzmer
Born5 October 1925(1925-10-05)
Kroonstad, South Africa
Died14 October 2020(2020-10-14) (aged 95)
OccupationJournalist, lyricist
Spouse(s)Elisabeth Margaret Wilson (m. 1961–1973) «start: (1961)–end+1: (1974)»"Marriage: Elisabeth Margaret Wilson to Herbert Kretzmer" Location: (linkback:https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Herbert_Kretzmer)
Sybil Sever
(m. 1988–present) «start: (1988)»"Marriage: Sybil Sever
to Herbert Kretzmer
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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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