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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
Never Say Never Again
La Piscine
La Piscine Composer
Madeline Composer


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 2008 Disco
 2005 Cavalcade
 2004 Léaud de Hurle-dents (Documentary short)
 2000 The Blue Bicycle (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2000)
- Episode #1.2 (2000)
 1999 La bûche
 1999 Doggy Bag
 1998 Madeline
 1996 The Ring (TV Movie)
 1995 Les enfants de Lumière (Documentary)
 1995 The World of Jacques Demy (Documentary)
 1994 Ready to Wear
 1994 Børne 1'eren (TV Series) (segment "Vera", 2001)
 1993 Les demoiselles ont eu 25 ans (Documentary)
 1993 The Pickle
 1992 Coup de foudre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Masques de lune (1992)
 1991 Dingo
 1991 Burning Shore (TV Movie)
 1990 Fate
 1990/II Eternity
 1988 Un coupable (TV Movie)
 1987 La baleine blanche (TV Series)
 1987 Spiral
 1987 Casanova (TV Movie)
 1986 As Summers Die (TV Movie)
 1986 Sins (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... (musical composition by)
 1986 Crossings (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1986)
- Episode #1.2 (1986)
- Episode #1.1 (1986)
 1985 Promises to Keep (TV Movie)
 1985 Parking
 1985 Palace
 1985 Hell Train
 1984 The Jesse Owens Story (TV Movie)
 1984 Secret Places
 1983 A Film Is Born: The Making of 'Yentl' (TV Short documentary)
 1983 Yentl
 1982 Friends of the Family (Short)
 1982 Best Friends
 1982 Le rêve d'Icare (TV Movie)
 1982 A Woman Called Golda (TV Movie)
 1982 Il était une fois... l'espace (TV Series) (26 episodes)
- À Cassiopée (1982)
- Un monde hostile (1982)
- Terre! (1982)
- Les humanoïdes (1982)
 1981 Bolero
 1981 Les uns et les autres (TV Mini-Series)
 1980 Atlantic City (music composed by)
 1980 The Hunter
 1979 Lady Oscar
 1978 Once Upon a Time... Man (TV Series)
 1976-1978 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Blind Sunday (1976)
 1975 Simon dans l'autobus (Short)
 1975 Le Sauvage
 1975 Cage Without a Key (TV Movie)
 1974 Our Time
 1974 It's Good to Be Alive (TV Movie)
 1973 Breezy
 1973 F for Fake (Documentary)
 1973/II A Doll's House
 1973 40 Carats
 1973 Le temps de vivre, le temps d'aimer (TV Mini-Series) (40 episodes)
- Episode #1.40 (1973)
- Episode #1.39 (1973)
- Episode #1.38 (1973)
- Episode #1.37 (1973)
- Episode #1.36 (1973)
 1973 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1972 Hearth Fires
 1972 The Old Maid
 1971 Brian's Song (TV Movie)
 1971 Touch and Go
 1971 Le Mans
 1971 Summer of '42
 1971 Swashbuckler
 1971 Oum le dauphin blanc (TV Series)
 1970 Donkey Skin
 1969 Castle Keep
 1969 La Piscine
 1969 Play Dirty
 1966 Derrière l'écran (TV Series)
 1966/II Le misanthrope (Short)
 1966 Monkey Money
 1965 Fraternelle Amazonie (Documentary)
 1964 Soleil (Documentary short)
 1964 The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (segment "Grand escroc, Le")
 1964 À propos d'une star (Documentary short)
 1963 La douceur du village (Documentary)
 1963 Le joli mai (Documentary)
 1963 Bay of Angels
 1962 Eva
 1962 The Seven Deadly Sins (segments "Envie, L'", "Paresse, La", "Luxure, La", "Gourmandise, La", "Colère, La")
 1961 Lola
 1960 Wasteland
 1960 America As Seen by a Frenchman (Documentary)
 1958 L'américain se détend (Short)
 1957 Maurice Chevalier's Paris (TV Movie documentary)
 1955 Visages de Paris (Documentary short)
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"Amour", Legrand's first Broadway musical, was nominated for five 2003 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score. See more »

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In 1966, he made the musical arrangements of the French song "C'est si bon" which was written in 1947 by Henri Betti (music) and André Hornez (lyrics) for the album "Color Me Barbra" by Barbra Streisand. In 1948, his father Raymond Legrand leads his orchestra for the recorded of this song by Les Soeurs Étienne. See more »


Tends to begin a composition in a melancholic minor key, segue into a major upbeat key for several bars, and conclude in a minor key - "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?", "The Summer Knows", "The Way He Makes Me Feel",etc. See more »

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