Michel Legrand

Michel Legrand
1932 - 2019

Michel Legrand  French Composer

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French Composer Michel Legrand was born Michel Jean Legrand on 24th February, 1932 in Paris, France and passed away on 26th Jan 2019 Paris, France aged 86. He is most remembered for He is best known for his often haunting film music and scores, such as The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) featuring the song "The Windmills of Your Mind" for which he won his first Academy Award.. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

Michel Legrand is a member of the following lists: Best Original Music Score Academy Award winners, Columbia Records artists and Grammy Award winners.

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First Name Michel
Middle Name Jean
Last Name Legrand
Full Name at Birth Michel Jean Legrand
Alternative Name Michel Legrand, Michel Jean Legrand
Age 86 (age at death) years
Birthday 24th February, 1932
Birthplace Paris, France
Died 26th January, 2019
Place of Death Paris, France
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality French
Occupation Text Film score composer Jazz pianist
Occupation Composer
Claim to Fame He is best known for his often haunting film music and scores, such as The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) featuring the song "The Windmills of Your Mind" for which he won his first Academy Award.
Music Genre Jazz, Piano
Year(s) Active 1954–present, 1952–2019
Music Style Hard Bop
Music Mood Sweet
Instrument Piano
Father Raymond Legrand (composer)

Michel Jean Legrand (24 February 1932 – 26 January 2019) was a French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and jazz pianist. Legrand was a prolific composer, having written over 200 film and television scores, in addition to many songs. His scores for the films of French New Wave director Jacques Demy, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), earned Legrand his first Academy Award nominations. Legrand won his first Oscar for the song "The Windmills of Your Mind" from The Thomas Crown Affair (1968).

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NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Michel Legrand86 PiscesComposer
French
Macha Méril81 VirgoActress
French

Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
La rançon de la gloire2014L'homme qui demande la rançon (voice)Movie
Partir, revenir1985Michel Legrand (uncredited)Movie
Echt tu matsch1984SchülerMovie
A Time for Loving1972Monsieur GrondinMovie
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg1964Jean (singing voice, uncredited)Movie
Cleo from 5 to 71962Bob, le pianisteMovie
Son dernier Noël1952Le chef d'orchestre (uncredited)Movie

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