Michel Legrand (1932 – 2019)

Posted: January 26, 2019 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

Michel Legrand has passed away today at age 86 in Paris, France. The composer has written over 200 film/TV scores and songs over a five-decade spanning career. He received three Academy Awards for his scores for Robert Mulligan’s Summer of ’42 and Barbra Streisand’s Yentl and the song The Windmills of Your Mind from Norman Jewison’s The Thomas Crown Affair. He was Oscar-nominated several other times for his music Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg & The Young Girls of Rochefort, songs from Richard Brooks’ The Happy Ending, Daniel Haller’s Pieces of Dreams and Norman Jewison’s Best Friends. He was also honored with a Golden Globe and multiple Grammy Awards. Legrand’s other scoring include Irvin Kershner’s James Bond movie Never Say Never Again, Richard Lester’s The Three Musketeers, John Sturges’ Ice Station Zebra, Lee H. Katzin’s Le Mans, as well Orson Welles’ The Other Side of the Wind, which was released last fall.

  1. Garry John Spraggett says:

    The Go Between with Michel on the piano and conducting the LSO. True Genius.
    He will live for ever in music.