Michel Legrand

Composer, Conductor, Arranger
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 ... Read more »
Born: 02/24/1932 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Music (185)

Focus 2015 (Movie)

("The Windmills Of Your Mind") (Song)

Jennifer and the Swan Boat 2014 (Movie)

(Composer)

La Rancon De Glory 2013 (Movie)

(Music)

Confetti 2006 (Movie)

'What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life' (Lyrics)

Alfie 2004 (Movie)

("Let's Play Something Else") (Song Performer)

Alfie 2004 (Movie)

("Let's Play Something Else") (Song)

Connie and Carla 2004 (Movie)

("Papa, Can You Hear Me?") (Song)

And Now Ladies and Gentlemen 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

The In-Laws 2003 (Movie)

("Come Ray And Come Charles") (Song Performer)

The In-Laws 2003 (Movie)

("Come Ray And Come Charles") (Song)

Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 (Movie)

("Papa, Can You Hear Me?") (Song)

The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 (Movie)

("Di-Gue-Ding-Ding") (Music)

Lola 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

La Buche 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Set Me Free 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

One Hundred and One Nights 1999 (Movie)

music excerpts (Music)

The Thomas Crown Affair 1999 (Movie)

("The Windmills of Your Mind") (Song)

Clay Pigeons 1998 (Movie)

("Di-Gue-Ding-Ding") (Song Performer)

Clay Pigeons 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Madeline 1998 (Movie)

("The Cuckoo and the Nightingale") (Song)

Madeline 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

The Young Girls of Rochefort 1998 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Aaron's Magic Village 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Danielle Steel's 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Music

Les Miserables 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Les Enfants de Lumiere 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Prêt-à-Porter 1994 (Movie)

score composer (Composer)

The Pickle 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Wrestling Ernest Hemingway 1993 (Movie)

("Chess Anyone" from "The Thomas Crown Affair") (Song)

Dingo 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Eternity 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Fuga dal Paradiso 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Gaspard et Robinson 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song

Cinq jours en juin 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

La Boutique de l'orfevre 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Evening at Pops (06/18/88) 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Song

Fate 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Switching Channels 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Switching Channels 1988 (Movie)

(Theme Music)

Tony Bennett 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Song

Trois places pour le 26 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Casanova 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Music

Spirale 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Club de rencontres 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Crossings 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Music

Promises to Keep 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Music

Sins 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Music

Words and Music 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Words and Music 1986 (Movie)

songs("Leave It to Me" "Psychic Flash" "I Am With You Now" "Human Race" "We Can Dance" "One More Moment" "From the Heart") (Song)

Palace 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Secret Places 1985 (Movie)

("Secret Places") (Song)

Secret Places 1985 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Eine Liebe in Deutschland 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Les Uns et les autres 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Micki & Maude 1984 (Movie)

("Something in My Life") (Song)

Parking 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Slapstick of Another Kind 1984 (Movie)

music themes (Music)

Never Say Never Again 1983 (Movie)

("Never Say Never Again" "Une Chanson d'amour") (Song)

Never Say Never Again 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

Partir Revenir 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

Train d'Enfer 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

Yentl 1983 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Yentl 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

Best Friends 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Best Friends 1982 (Movie)

songs("How Do You Keep the Music Playing?" "Think About Love") (Song)

La Revanche des humanoides 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Atlantic City 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Friends of the Family 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Le Cadeau 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Qu'est-ce qui fait courir David? 1981 (Movie)

("La Trentaine") (Song Performer)

Qu'est-ce qui fait courir David? 1981 (Movie)

("La Trentaine" "Allez Viens" "Bien Sur" "Prends le temps" "D'egal a egal" "Feline" "Et que je t'aime") (Music)

Melvin and Howard 1980 (Movie)

("The Windmills of Your Mind") (Song)

Melvin and Howard 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

The Hunter 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

Falling in Love Again 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Hi no tori 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

The Mountain Men 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Black Joy 1978 (Movie)

("Summer of '42") (Song)

Funny Valentine 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Je vous ferai aimer la vie 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Lady Oscar 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Mon premier amour 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Ca fait tilt! 1977 (Movie)

title music (Music)

Gulliver's Travels 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

La Belle emmerdeuse 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

Le Baratineur 1977 (Movie)

(Song)

Les Routes du Sud 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

On peut le dire sans se facher 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

Semi-Tough 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

The Other Side of Midnight 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

Gable and Lombard 1976 (Movie)

(Music)

Ode to Billy Joe 1976 (Movie)

(Music)

Voyage de Noces Le 1975 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Voyage de Noces Le 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

Le Sauvage 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

Our Time 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

Section Speciale 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

The Smurfs and the Magic Flute 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

Breezy 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

Cops and Robbers 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

Impossible Object 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

40 Carats 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

A Doll's House 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

Brian's Song 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Music

F for Fake 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

Lady Sings the Blues 1972 (Movie)

Musical Score (Music)

Longue distance oblige 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

Pas Folle la Guepe 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

Portnoy's Complaint 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

The Nelson Affair 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

The Three Musketeers 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

Un Homme Est Mort 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

Le Gang des Otages 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

Le Mans 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

Ma Mie, ma Loue 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

One Is a Lonely Number 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

Score 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

Summer of '42 1971 (Movie)

Music Composer & Conductor (Music)

La Poudre d'escampette 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Le Vieille Fille 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Les Feux de la Chandeleur 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Les Maries de l'an Deux 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

The Go-Between 1970 (Movie)

Music Composed and Conducted by (Music)

The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart 1970 (Movie)

songs (Song)

The Swimming Pool 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Time For Loving 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Un Peu de soleil dans l'eau froide 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Wuthering Heights 1970 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Wuthering Heights 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Appellez-moi Mathilde 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

C'etait un jour comme les autres 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

Castle Keep 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

Donkey Skin 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

Pieces of Dreams 1969 (Movie)

MUsic Composed & Conducted by (Music)

The Happy Ending 1969 (Movie)

music director (Music)

The Happy Ending 1969 (Movie)

("What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?") (Song)

The Picasso Summer 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

Ice Station Zebra 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Sweet November 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Sweet November 1968 (Movie)

("Sara's Theme") (Song)

The Thomas Crown Affair 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

The Thomas Crown Affair 1968 (Movie)

("The Windmills of Your Mind") (Song)

How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life 1967 (Movie)

("The Winds of Change") (Song)

Play Dirty 1967 (Movie)

(Music)

Pretty Polly 1967 (Movie)

("Pretty Polly") (Song)

Pretty Polly 1967 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Pretty Polly 1967 (Movie)

(Music)

The Worlds's Most Beautiful Swindles 1967 (Movie)

("Le grand escroc") (Music)

Band of Outsiders 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

La Vie de Chateau 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

Un Coeur gros comme ca! 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

A Woman Is a Woman 1964 (Movie)

("Chanson d'Angela") (Song)

A Woman Is a Woman 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

Bay of Angels 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

Eve 1964 (Movie)

("Adam and Eve") (Song)

Eve 1964 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

Monkey Money 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 1964 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Love Is a Ball 1963 (Movie)

(Music)

My Life To Live 1963 (Movie)

(Music)

The Seven Deadly Sins 1963 (Movie)

(("Anger" "Envy" "Gluttony" "Lust" "Laziness")) (Music)

Cléo de 5 à 7 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

Cléo de 5 à 7 1962 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Le Joli Mai 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

La Douceur du village 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

The Counterfeiters of Paris 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

Dagen mijner jaren 1959 (Movie)

(Music)

Lovers' Net 1956 (Movie)

(Music)

A Woman Called Golda (TV Show)

Music

As Summers Die (TV Show)

Music

Blind Sunday (TV Show)

Music

Brian's Song (TV Show)

Theme Music

Cage Without a Key (TV Show)

Music

It's Good to Be Alive (TV Show)

Music

Sins (TV Show)

Composer (Music Score)

The Jesse Owens Story (TV Show)

Music
Actor (10)

Evening at Pops 1969 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Laura Fygi: Live From the Royal Carre 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Listen Up 1990 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Ann-Margret Smith 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Time For Loving 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Donkey Skin 1969 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 1964 (Movie)

voice dubbing (Voice)

Cléo de 5 à 7 1962 (Movie)

Bob--the Pianist (Actor)

The Shirley Bassey Special (TV Show)

Actor
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Partners in Crime, Series II 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Camera Operator
Director (1)

Cinq jours en juin 1989 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Cinq jours en juin 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

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 song "The Windmills of Your Mind" (1968) and his scores for "Summer of '42" (1971) and "Yentl" (1983). He made his feature directing debut with "Five Days in June" (1989), an autobiographical war drama set in Normandy circa 1944. Son of Raymond Legrand (1908-74), a French film composer of the 1940s and 50s.

Relationships

Marcelle Legrand

Mother

Eugenie Legrand

Daughter

Benjamin Legrand

Son

Herve Legrand

Son

Raymond Legrand

Father
born 1908, died 1974

Christiane Legrand

Sister

EDUCATION

Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de Musique

Paris 1943 - 1950
received diploma in 1951; a child prodigy who entered the conversatory at age 11; graduated with top honors nine years later; teachers included Nadia Boulanger

Milestones

1989

Feature film directing debut (also writer; composer), "Cinque jours en juin/Five Days in June"

1962

Made first onscreen appearance in "Cleo From 5 to 7"

1955

Composed first film score for "Les Amants du Tage/Lovers' Net"

1955

Moved to the USA

1954

Recorded first album as arranger, "I Love Paris"

Bonus Trivia

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Formed a Paris-based Productions Michel Legrand.

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