INTRO: Dorothy "Dory" Previn (1925-2012) was born at midnight. Babies born at that moment, according to the old superstition, are never sure who they are. They're forever divided. Dory Previn, successful songwriter, composer, and singer was sitting aboard a Pan Am flight from Los Angeles to London when the twice-born prophecy became a nightmare reality. Someone in her seat was screaming...with a pent-up rage that had been building for 18 years. Midnight Baby was written about Dory Previn's early years. The following interview is a tribute, if you will, to her survival.
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