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Michel Legrand

Michel Legrand is a three times Academy Award-winning French composer, conductor and pianist who composed over 200 film and television scores as well as recorded over a hundred albums of jazz, popular and classical music. He was born on February 24, 1932, in Becon-les-Bruyeres, in the Paris suburbs, France. His father, Raymond Legrand, was a French... See full bio »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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The Thomas Crown Affair
Yentl Composer
Summer of '42
Summer of '42 Composer
Le Mans
Le Mans Composer


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 2008 Disco
 2005 Cavalcade
 1999 La bûche
 1999 Doggy Bag
 1998 Madeline
 1994 Ready to Wear
 1993 The Pickle
 1991 Dingo
 1990 Fate
 1990/II Eternity
 1987 Spirale
 1985 Parking
 1985 Palace
 1985 Hell Train
 1984 Secret Places
 1983 Yentl
 1982 Best Friends
 1981 Bolero
 1980 Atlantic City (music composed by)
 1980 The Hunter
 1979 Lady Oscar
 1978 Hi no tori
 1975 Le sauvage
 1974 Our Time
 1973 Breezy
 1973 40 Carats
 1973/II A Doll's House
 1972 Hearth Fires
 1971 Touch and Go
 1971 Le Mans
 1971 Summer of '42
 1971 Swashbuckler
 1970 Donkey Skin
 1969 Castle Keep
 1969 La Piscine
 1969 Play Dirty
 1964 Les plus belles escroqueries du monde (segment "Grand escroc, Le")
 1963 Bay of Angels
 1962 Eva
 1962 Les sept péchés capitaux (segments "Envie, L'", "Paresse, La", "Luxure, La", "Gourmandise, La", "Colère, La")
 1961 Lola
 1960 Terrain vague
 1957 Le triporteur
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Was nominated for Broadway's 2003 Tony Award as Best Original Music Score, his music with lyrics by Didier Van Cauwelaert and English adaptation by Jeremy Sams, for "Amour." See more »


His numerous collaborations with lyricists/composers Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman See more »

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