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Michel Legrand

Michel Legrand
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  • Top celebrities: 7923
  • BirthDate: 1932, 24 of February , Paris, France
  • Spouse: single
  • Zodiac sign: Pisces
  • Facts of life

    Michel Legrand : The Master Blaster Composer

    A master pianist and a prominent musician, Michel Legrand is a celebrated composer who has worked on numerous projects, each overshadowing the other in the race to become the best in the industry.

    He is an instrumentalist who plays different kinds of instruments with élan. The master composer has brought out many albums that are simply outstanding. The French composer stuck gold with his album I Love Paris that became a sensation all over the world. It earned him accolades and he went on to render marvel after marvel subsequently. The career graph of this legendry composer shows that he is a master blaster when it comes to music!

    His music creates a sort of melancholy that is rarely heard in the musical compositions of others. He is the composer who has rendered all the songs of the well acclaimed film The Thomas Crown Affair for which he was chosen as one of the top contenders in the race to win an Oscar. With many awards under his name, Michel Legrand is a name to reckon with in the music industry.

  • Awards: Won Henry Mancini Award - 1998 for ""
    Won Oscar - 1984 for "Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score for:Yentl (1983). Shared with: Alan Bergman (lyrics) Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)"
    Nominated Oscar - 1983 for "Best Music, Original Song for:Best Friends (1982). Shared with: Alan Bergman (lyrics) Marilyn Bergman (lyrics) For the song "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?"."
    Won Oscar - 1972 for "Best Music, Original Dramatic Score for:Summer of '42 (1971)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1971 for "Best Music, Original Song for:Pieces of Dreams (1970). Shared with: Alan Bergman (lyrics) Marilyn Bergman (lyrics) For the song "Pieces of Dreams"."
    Nominated Oscar - 1970 for "Best Music, Original Song for:The Happy Ending (1969). Shared with: Alan Bergman (lyrics) Marilyn Bergman (lyrics) For the song "What Are You Doing for the Rest of Your Life?""
    Won Oscar - 1969 for "Best Music, Original Song for:The Thomas Crown Affair (1968). Shared with: Alan Bergman (lyrics) Marilyn Bergman (lyrics) For the song "The Windmills of Your Mind"."
    Nominated Oscar - 1966 for "Best Music, Original Song for:Les parapluies de Cherbourg (1964). Shared with: Jacques Demy (lyrics) For the song "I Will Wait for You""
    Won AFI Award - 1991 for "Best Original Music Score for:Dingo (1991). Shared with: Miles Davis"
    Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music - 1975 for "for:The Three Musketeers (1973)."
    Won Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music - 1972 for "for:Summer of '42 (1971)."
    Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music - 1970 for "for:The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)."
    Nominated César - 1985 for "Best Music (Meilleure musique) for:Paroles et musique (1984)."
    Nominated César - 1982 for "Best Music (Meilleure musique) for:Les uns et les autres (1981). Shared with: Francis Lai"
    Nominated César - 1981 for "Best Music (Meilleure musique) for:Atlantic City (1980)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1982 for "Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Limited Series or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) for:A Woman Called Golda (1982) (TV). (Syndicated)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1972 for "Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition - For a Special Program for:Brian's Song (1971) (TV). (ABC)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1984 for "Best Original Score - Motion Picture for:Yentl (1983). Shared with: Alan Bergman Marilyn Bergman"
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1981 for "Best Original Song - Motion Picture for:Falling in Love Again (1980). Shared with: Carol Connors (lyrics) For the song "Yesterday's Dreams"."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1974 for "Best Original Score for:Breezy (1973)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1973 for "Best Original Score for:Lady Sings the Blues (1972)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1972 for "Best Original Score for:Le Mans (1971)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1971 for "Best Original Score for:Wuthering Heights (1970)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1970 for "Best Original Score for:The Happy Ending (1969)."
    Won Golden Globe - 1969 for "Best Original Song for:The Thomas Crown Affair (1968). Shared with: Alan Bergman (lyrics) Marilyn Bergman (lyrics) For the song "The Windmills of Your Mind"."
    Nominated Grammy - 1985 for "Best Album of Instrumental Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special for:Yentl (1983). Shared with: Alan Bergman Marilyn Bergman"
    Nominated Grammy - 1975 for "Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture for:The Three Musketeers (1973)."
    Nominated Grammy - 1966 for "Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Show for:Les parapluies de Cherbourg (1964). Shared with: Jacques Demy"
    Won Joseph Plateau Music Award - 1991 for ""
    Won Swiss Film Score Award - 2002 for "For his lifetime achievements."
    Won Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing - 2003 for ""
    Nominated Razzie Award - 1984 for "Worst Musical Score for:Yentl (1983). Shared with: Marilyn Bergman (lyrics) Alan Bergman (lyrics)"
  • Position in top best awards winner: 412
  • Films with Michel Legrand: Max Rose - 2012
    Michel Legrand and Friends - 2010
    Oscar and the Lady in Pink - 2009
    Disco - 2008
    The Legend of Simon Conjurer - 2006
    Cavalcade - 2005
    Léaud de Hurle-dents - 2004
    Yantarnye krylya - 2003
    And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... - 2002
    The Blue Bicycle - 2000
    La bûche - 1999
    Doggy Bag - 1999
    Madeline - 1998
    Il était une fois... les explorateurs - 1996
    The Ring - 1996
    Aaron's Magic Village - 1995
    Les enfants de Lumière - 1995
    Les Misérables - 1995
    L'univers de Jacques Demy - 1995
    Prêt-à-Porter - 1994
    Il était une fois... les découvreurs - 1994
    Børne 1'eren - 2001
    Les demoiselles ont eu 25 ans - 1993
    The Pickle - 1993
    Il était une fois... les Amériques - 1992
    Coup de foudre - 1992
    Dingo - 1991
    Mountain of Diamonds - 1991
    Gaspard et Robinson - 1990
    Eternity - 1990/II
    Flight from Paradise - 1990
    Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less - 1990
    Fate - 1990
    Il était une fois... la vie - 1989
    The Jeweller's Shop - 1989
    Cinq jours en juin - 1989
    Un coupable - 1988
    Trois places pour le 26 - 1988
    Switching Channels - 1988
    Children and the White Whale - 1987
    Spiral - 1987
    Club de rencontres - 1987
    Casanova - 1987
    As Summers Die - 1986
    Crossings - 1986
    Sins - 1986
    You've Got Beautiful Stairs, You Know - 1986
    Promises to Keep - 1985
    Parking - 1985
    Partir, revenir - 1985
    Palace - 1985
    Hell Train - 1985
    Paroles et musique - 1984
    The Jesse Owens Story - 1984
    Secret Places - 1984
    Yentl - 1983
    Never Say Never Again - 1983
    A Love in Germany - 1983
    Revenge of the Humanoids - 1983
    A Film Is Born: The Making of 'Yentl' - 1983
    Il était une fois... l'espace - 1982
    Best Friends - 1982
    Slapstick (Of Another Kind) - 1982
    Le rêve d'Icare - 1982
    Qu'est-ce qui fait courir David? - 1982
    A Woman Called Golda - 1982
    Bankers Also Have Souls - 1982
    Friends of the Family - 1982
    Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid - 1981
    Les uns et les autres - 1981
    Bolero - 1981
    Falling in Love Again - 1980
    Atlantic City - 1980
    The Hunter - 1980
    The Mountain Men - 1980
    Les fabuleuses aventures du légendaire Baron de Munchausen - 1979
    Lady Oscar - 1979
    Je vous ferai aimer la vie - 1979
    Mon premier amour - 1978
    Firebird: Daybreak Chapter - 1978
    Once Upon a Time... Man - 1978
    Roads to the South - 1978
    ABC Afterschool Specials - 1976-1978
    One Can Say It Without Getting Angry - 1978
    The Other Side of Midnight - 1977
    Gulliver's Travels - 1977
    The Smurfs and the Magic Flute - 1976
    Ode to Billy Joe - 1976
    The Honeymoon Trip - 1976
    Gable and Lombard - 1976
    Le Sauvage - 1975
    Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York - 1975
    Cage Without a Key - 1975
    Simon dans l'autobus - 1975
    A Time for Loving - 1975
    Our Time - 1974
    It's Good to Be Alive - 1974
    The Three Musketeers - 1973
    Breezy - 1973
    F for Fake - 1973
    L'événement le plus important depuis que l'homme a marché sur la lune - 1973
    A Doll's House - 1973/II
    Cops and Robbers - 1973
    40 Carats - 1973
    Story of a Love Story - 1973
    The Nelson Affair - 1973
    Le temps de vivre, le temps d'aimer - 1973
    Le gang des otages - 1973
    BBC Play of the Month - 1973
    The Outside Man - 1972
    Not Dumb, the Bird - 1972
    Lady Sings the Blues - 1972
    Two Is a Happy Number - 1972
    Portnoy's Complaint - 1972
    Hearth Fires - 1972
    The Old Maid - 1972
    Brian's Song - 1971
    A Few Hours of Sunlight - 1971
    Touch and Go - 1971
    La ville-bidon - 1971
    Le Mans - 1971
    Summer of '42 - 1971
    Les mariés de l'an deux - 1971
    Oum le dauphin blanc - 1971
    La vie sentimentale de Georges Le Tueur - 1971
    The Go-Between - 1970
    Donkey Skin - 1970
    The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun - 1970
    Pieces of Dreams - 1970
    Wuthering Heights - 1970
    To Catch a Pebble - 1970
    The Happy Ending - 1969
    Call Me Mathilde - 1969
    A World in Music - 1969
    Castle Keep - 1969
    The Swimming Pool - 1969
    The Picasso Summer - 1969
    Play Dirty - 1969
    Ice Station Zebra - 1968
    The Thomas Crown Affair - 1968
    Sweet November - 1968
    How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life - 1968
    The Man in the Buick - 1968
    A Matter of Innocence - 1967
    The Oldest Profession - 1967
    The Young Girls of Rochefort - 1967
    Who Are You, Polly Magoo? - 1966
    Tender Scoundrel - 1966
    Et la femme créa l'amour - 1966
    L'or et le plomb - 1966
    Monnaie de singe - 1966
    A Matter of Resistance - 1966
    Derrière l'écran - 1966
    Le misanthrope - 1966/II
    When the Peasants Pass - 1965
    Code Name: Jaguar - 1965
    Un coeur gros comme ça - 1965
    The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean - 1965
    Les plus belles escroqueries du monde - 1964
    Band of Outsiders - 1964
    The Lovers of the France - 1964
    Agent 38-24-36 - 1964
    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg - 1964
    À propos d'une star - 1964
    Soleil - 1964
    Maigret voit rouge - 1963
    Le joli mai - 1963
    Love Is a Ball - 1963
    Bay of Angels - 1963
    The Empire of Night - 1962
    Eva - 1962
    Le gentleman d'Epsom - 1962
    Vivre Sa Vie - 1962
    Comme un poisson dans l'eau - 1962
    Cleo from 5 to 7 - 1962
    The Seven Deadly Sins - 1962
    A Swelled Head - 1962
    Keep Talking, Baby - 1961
    Le coeur battant - 1961
    A Woman Is a Woman - 1961
    The Counterfeiters of Paris - 1961
    Me faire ça à moi - 1961
    Lola - 1961
    Les fiancés du pont Mac Donald ou (Méfiez-vous des lunettes noires) - 1961
    Jack of Spades - 1960
    The Door Slams - 1960
    Wasteland - 1960
    America As Seen by a Frenchman - 1960
    Sinners of Paris - 1958
    L'américain se détend - 1958
    The Tricyclist - 1957
    Maurice Chevalier's Paris - 1957
    Visages de Paris - 1955
    't Schaep Met De 5 Pooten - 2011
    Les trois glorieuses - 2010
    The Simpsons - 2004-2010
    Glee - 2010
    Memòries de la tele - 2010
    In My Life - 2009
    Nip/Tuck - 2009
    American Masters - 2007
    To Each His Own Cinema - 2007
    In Search of Perfection - 2006
    Confetti - 2006
    The Gigolos - 2006
    Breakfast on Pluto - 2005
    Entourage - 2005
    Me and My Sister - 2004
    Alfie - 2004
    Connie and Carla - 2004
    The In-Laws - 2003/I
    I'm Alan Partridge - 2002
    Futurama - 2002
    Austin Powers in Goldmember - 2002
    Seventeen Times Cecile Cassard - 2002
    Dummy - 2002
    The Kid Stays in the Picture - 2002
    Transfixed - 2001
    Confession d'un dragueur - 2001
    Russian Doll - 2001
    Enchanted Interlude - 2000
    The Thomas Crown Affair - 1999
    Clay Pigeons - 1998
    Exit in Red - 1996
    Dead Presidents - 1995
    Clueless - 1995
    Barbra: The Concert - 1995
    L'âge des possibles - 1995
    Wrestling Ernest Hemingway - 1993
    The Gingerbread Girl - 1993
    As Time Goes By - 1992
    Coup de foudre - 1990-1992
    The Earth Day Special - 1990
    Puerto Verde - 1990
    Arrivederci Roma - 1990
    Inspiration - 1990
    Sunday Pursuit - 1990
    One Voice - 1986
    Il était une fois... la vie - 1986
    Micki + Maude - 1984
    The 56th Annual Academy Awards - 1984
    The 55th Annual Academy Awards - 1983
    Murder in Texas - 1981
    The Muppet Show - 1977
    The Benny Hill Show - 1975
    Waar heb dat nou voor nodig - 1973
    María Teresa - 1972
    The 43rd Annual Academy Awards - 1971
    Ich bin Vicky Leandros - 1970
    Darling Lili - 1970
    The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart - 1970
    The Dean Martin Comedy Hour - 1970
    The 42nd Annual Academy Awards - 1970
    The Lawrence Welk Show - 1970
    The 41st Annual Academy Awards - 1969
    The Hollywood Palace - 1967
    The 38th Annual Academy Awards - 1966
    The Dream of Lieschen Mueller - 1961
    Torin's Passage - 1995
    Coup de foudre - 1990-1991
    Pas de deux - 1990
    A Ilha - 1990
    Ransom - 1990
    Carnaval - 1990
    Ça fait tilt - 1978
    Too Many Lovers - 1957
    Razzia - 1955
    Echt tu matsch - 1984
    ABC Afterschool Specials - 1978
    Son dernier Noël - 1952
    L'amour dure trois ans - 2011
    Cinémas - 2010
    L'âge d'or de la musique de film 1965-1975 - 2009
    Il était une fois... Les parapluies de Cherbourg - 2008
    À l'écoute de Godard (image + son = 7 fragments) - 2007
    Frankie Laine: An American Dreamer - 2006
    Vivement dimanche - 2006
    Tout le monde en parle - 2005
    Compositeurs/réalisateurs, dialogue impossible? - 2002
    Un dia és un dia - 1990
    La nuit des Césars - 1976-1982
    Le tribunal des flagrants délires - 1981
    Horas doradas - 1980
    The Shirley Bassey Show - 1979
    Avec... le charme de Carole Laure - 1979
    The Mike Douglas Show - 1974-1977
    The Merv Griffin Show - 1977
    Piano Party - 1976
    Ann-Margret Smith - 1975
    The Two Ronnies - 1975
    Nana Mouskouri - 1973
    The 44th Annual Academy Awards - 1972
    Monsanto Presents Mancini - 1971/II
    Sacha show - 1964-1971
    Playboy After Dark - 1970
    The Steve Allen Comedy Hour - 1968
    The Danny Kaye Show - 1966
    Discorama - 1963
    The Garry Moore Show - 1959
    Max Liebman Presents: The Maurice Chevalier Show - 1956
    Callas assoluta - 2007
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Also born in February 1932-1937