Oscar Winning Composer Dies

Oscar winning French composer Michel Legrand has reportedly died at the age of 86.

Legrand, who won three Oscars for his compositions, was born in 1932 in Paris, son of conductor and composer Raymond Legrand. He rose to fame in the 60s, writing scores for a series of musicals, including “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.” 

Legrand then established himself in the U.S., composing iconic scores for “The Thomas Crown Affair,” The Summer of ‘42”, and “Yentl,” which starred Barbara Streisand in 1983. He had been due to go on tour through France this year. 

Source: Oscar-crowned French composer Michel Legrand dies at 86 | Reuters

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