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French composer and pianist Michelle Legran, famous for his film music, died at the age of 86 in Paris this night.
Lögran is the author of the immortal themes in the films "The Sherburi Umbrellas" and "The Lords of Rochefort".
Michel Legrand: le grand !! ? https://t.co/yE36YtVfj0
– Aurélie Hurtado ? (@Aurelie_Hurtado) January 26, 2019
During his 50-year career, bringing him worldwide fame and three Academy Awards, this versatile musician has worked with great artists such as Ray Charles, Jean Cocteau, Frank Sinatra, Charles Trene and Edith Piaf, Orson Wells.
Oscar-winning French composer Michel Legrand dies at 86 https://t.co/MBtH70AobL pic.twitter.com/YlJIKQkSWv
– FRANCE 24 (@ FRANCE24) January 26, 2019
Legrain conquered Hollywood literally for the night and quickly accumulating a bunch of honors. He returned to his native France by continuing to write music for French and for American films and musicals, including Oscar-winning musical Barbara Streisand "Yentl" and "Le Passe Muraille" in the classic novel Marcel Eme, for whom he receives the French equivalent of the Tony Award.
In 2006, he starred in Sofia for "Sofia Jazz Peak".