Legrand, Michel

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Legrand, Michel Gender: M
Michel Jean Legrand
born on 24 February 1932 at 12:21 (= 12:21 PM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
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Michel Legrand
photo: John Turner, license cc-by-2.0


French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist, best known for his often haunting, jazz-tinged film music. Legrand was a prolific composer, having written over 200 film and television scores in addition to many memorable songs. He won three Oscars for his film music, and five Grammys and was nominated for an Emmy.

His celebrated scores for the films of French New Wave director Jacques Demy, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), earned Legrand his first Academy Award nominations. Legrand won his first Oscar for the song "The Windmills of Your Mind" from The Thomas Crown Affair (1968).

His father Raymond Legrand was a conductor and composer. His sister, Christiane Legrand, was a member of the Swingle Singers, and his niece Victoria Legrand is a member of the indie rock duo Beach House.

Legrand died in Paris on 26 January 2019 at the age of 86. He remained active until his death and had concerts scheduled to take place in the Spring.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Meril, Macha (born 3 September 1940). Notes: 2014-
  • spousal equivalent relationship with Michel, Catherine (born 25 June 1948). Notes: -2013


  • Relationship : Marriage 16 September 2014 (Macha Méril)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive.


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (His father Raymond Legrand)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four?)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (French expatriate to USA)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 86)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Pianist)
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy (Five)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Three)