Michel Legrand

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Birth Name: Michel Legrand
Born: 02/24/1932
Birth Place: Paris, FR

Child prodigy who worked as a piano accompanist for singers including Juliette Greco and Bing Crosby and enjoyed success as composer and singer of popular music before turning his attention to the screen in the mid-1950s. His lushly melodic work graced the early films of New Wave directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Agnes Varda and he has subsequently worked with international figures including Norman Jewison, Joseph Losey, Kon Ichikawa and Orson Welles. Legrand has also enjoyed a long and fruitful association with countryman Jacques Demy, composing and conducting the music for his internationally popular romantic musical "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" (1964). Legrand won Oscars for his hit s... Continue Bio >>

Popular Movies:
1990-10-05 Listen Up
0000-00-00 Cinq jours en juin
Time For Loving
Donkey Skin
1964-12-17 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
1962-09-04 Cleo From 5 to 7
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