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Michel Legrand (Composer)

Born: 24th February 1932, Menilmontant, Paris, France

Died: 26th February 2019, Neuilly sur Seine, France

Nationality: French

Michel Jean Legrand 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.

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 Obituary, Michel Legrand (1932-2019)

The French composer and jazz pianist, whose film scores included Yentl, The Thomas Crown Affair and Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, has died aged 86.

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