French Oscar-winning composer
and jazz pianist Michel Legrand has died in Paris aged 86, his spokesman
During a career spanning
more than 50 years, Legrand wrote over 200 film and TV scores, as
well as songs.
In 1968, he won his first
Oscar for the song The Windmills of Your Mind from The Thomas Crown
Two more Oscars followed
in 1971 and 1983 for the best original scores in Summer of '42 and
Yentl films respectively.
In the 1960s, he collaborated
with French new wave director Jacques Demy on The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
- the work which opened the door for Legrand to Hollywood.
The hit song The Windmills
Of Your Mind was later covered by a number of artists including
Legrand - who was known
for his often jazz-tinged music - collaborated with such stars as
Miles Davies, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and Edith Piaf among others.
He had planned to give
concerts in Paris in April, the AFP news agency reports.
Legrand was born in Paris
in 1932. He came from a musical family: his father was a conductor,
as was his maternal uncle.
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