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#1 » by AK Horsfall Premium (β28335) » January 26th, 2019, 11:23 am

Prolific French composer Michel Legrand , who won three Oscars during a career spanning more than half a century , is dead , his spokesman said on Saturday .
He was 86 years old.


Legrand first won an Academy Award in 1969 for the song “ The Windmills of Your Mind” from the film “The Thomas Crown Affair” .
He followed that with Oscars for his music for “ Summer of ’ 42 ” in 1972 and for “Yentl ” in 1984 .


He was also won five Grammys .
Legrand , who had been scheduled to stage concerts in Paris in April, died during the night , his spokesman told AFP.


He first began working as an accompanist and arranger in the 1960 s .


During his long career, he worked with Miles Davies, Ray Charles , Orson Welles, Jean Cocteau , Frank Sinatra and Edith Piaf.
Legrand was also known for his scores for French New Wave director Jacques Demy for the films “ Les Parapluies de Cherbourg ” (“ The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”) in 1964 and “ Les Demoiselles de Rochefort ” (“ The Young Ladies of Rochefort ”) in 1967 , both of which received Academy Award nominations.

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#2 » by 2019 (β25) » January 26th, 2019, 11:48 am

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