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Name: Freddie Perren  
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Date of Birth: 15th May 1943
Place of Birth: Englewood, New Jersey, USA
Profession: Composer
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Frederick "Freddie" Perren (1943 - December 16, 2004) was an African American songwriter and record producer.

He is notable for being a member of The Corporation, a hitmaking production team that wrote and produced The Jackson 5's early hits, including "I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save", "Mama's Pearl", and "Maybe Tomorrow". Perren also produced G.C. Cameron "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" from the film Cooley High; later songwriting and production works included hits for Gloria Gaynor ("I Will Survive") and Peaches and Herb ("Reunited").

He received two Grammy Awards for his work: the 1979 Grammy Award for Album of the Year as a producer on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, and the Grammy Award for Best Disco Recording in 1980 (the only time it was awarded) for Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive."

In the 1990s, he suffered a massive stroke and died 11 years later in 2004 at the age of sixty-one in his home in Chatsworth, California. He is interred in the Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth.

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