Three times Oscar winning, Michel Legrand dies at 86

Three times Oscar winning French composer Michel Legrand, was confirmed dead at aged 86, this was confirmed by the spokesperson of the family.

The Icon 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 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 1960s.

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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.

Source: AFP

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