Oscar-winning French composer, musician Michel Legrand dies at 86


Celebrated French musician Michel Legrand, whose approximately 150 film scores include those of 1964 classic The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort and The Thomas Crown Affair, and who was also a singer, conductor and jazz  player and composer working with a multitude of musical styles, has died at his Paris home at the age of 86.

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Michel Legrand, three-time Oscar winner and composer of such classic film songs as “The Windmills of Your Mind,” “I Will Wait for You,” “You Must Believe in Spring” and “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?,” along with the groundbreaking musical score for “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” has died at the age of 86, reports Variety.