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Michel Legrand (Michel Jean Legrand) was born on 24 February, 1932 in Ménilmontant, Paris, France, is a French musical composer. Discover Michel Legrand's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Michel Legrand networth?

Popular As Michel Jean Legrand
Occupation composer,soundtrack,music_department
Age 87 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born 24 February 1932
Birthday 24 February
Birthplace Ménilmontant, Paris, France
Date of death January 26, 2019
Died Place American Hospital of Paris, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Nationality France

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Who Is Michel Legrand's Wife?

His wife is Macha Méril (m. 2014–2019), Catherine Michel (m. ?–2013)

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Wife Macha Méril (m. 2014–2019), Catherine Michel (m. ?–2013)
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Children Eugenie Angot, Dominique Rageys, Hervé Legrand, Benjamin Legrand

Michel Legrand Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Michel Legrand worth at the age of 87 years old? Michel Legrand’s income source is mostly from being a successful Composer. He is from France. We have estimated Michel Legrand's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
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Source of Income Composer

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The composer's funeral, at Cathedral Saint-Alexandre-Nevsky in Paris, was attended by French First Lady Brigitte Macron, French Culture Minister Franck Riester, director Claude Lelouch, actor Frédéric Beigbeder, composer Vladimir Cosma and members of Legrand's immediate family. Legrand had been scheduled to appear September 20, 2019 in concert with Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall in London.


Was nominated for Broadway's 2003 Tony Award as Best Original Music Score, his music with lyrics by Didier Van Cauwelaert and English adaptation by Jeremy Sams, for "Amour."


During the 2000s Legrand has been working mainly in the studio, and also made several international tours.


He also led his big band which he took on several international tours, accompanying such stars as Ray Charles , Diana Ross , Björk , and Stéphane Grappelli who celebrated his 85th birthday in 1992. He also recorded several classical albums, including an album with cross-genre hits entitled "Kiri Sings Michel Legrand" with the opera singer Kiri Te Kanawa.


Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1990.


In the 1980s and 1990s Legrand continued giving live concerts with his own jazz trio.


He was also nominated for a Grammy 27 times and received 5 Grammys in the 1970s.


In 1969 Legrand won his first Oscar for Best Music, Original Song for "The Windmills of Your Mind" and was also nominated for Best Music, Original score for a Motion Picture for The Thomas Crown Affair (1968). Eventually Legrand went on to become a star in the US, he received twelve nominations for Academy Awards, and won two more Oscars.


In 1966 Legrand decided to take his chances in Hollywood, and moved to Los Angeles with his wife and three children. His friendship with Quincy Jones and Hank Mancini helped him a great deal, especially in meeting the lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman.


In 1963 Legrand did The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), the first film musical that was entirely sung. For that film score he received three Oscar nominations. His beautiful, haunting melody, "I Will Wait For You", received nomination for Best Original Song.


In 1958 he was invited to play at Moscow Festival of Students and Youth. There, in Moscow, he met his future wife, a young French model with who he went on to have three children.


He followed the success with such albums as "Holiday in Rome" (1955) and "Michel Legrand Plays Cole Porter" (1957).


In 1954 Legrand became an overnight star after his album "I Love Paris" became a hit, it went on selling over 8 million copies.


In the late 1950s and 1960s Legrand was caught up in the French New Wave. He scored seven films for jean-Luc Godard, he also made ten films with Jacques Demy, and became responsible for creating the genre of musical in the French Cinema.


In 1947 he attended a concert by Dizzy Gillespie and caught a jazz bug. He started working as a pianist for major French singers. He eventually collaborated with Dizzy Gillespie on several albums and film scores.


From 1942 - 1949 young Legrand studied piano at the Paris Conservatoire. There his teachers were Nadia Boulanger and Henri Challan among other renown musicians. He received numerous awards for his skills in composition and piano and mastered a dozen other instruments.


Michel Legrand is a three-time Academy Award-winning French composer, conductor and pianist who composed over 200 film and television scores as well as recorded over a hundred albums of jazz, popular and classical music. He was born on February 24, 1932, in Becon-les-Bruyeres, in the Paris suburbs, France. His father, Raymond Legrand, was a French composer and actor. His mother, Marcelle der Mikaelian, was descended from the Armenian bourgeousie.