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Celebrity Death Watch: Michel Legrand


I loved composer Michel Legrand even before I knew his name - - we studied *The Umbrellas of Cherbourg* in my high school French class, and I went coo coo nutty for this glorious score. Two songs from the movie became pseudo hits here in the U. S., in an English translation: "I Will Wait For You" and "Watch What Happens."

Here are the opening credits, which have the "I Will Wait For You" theme:

Here's the scene when Roland Cassard sings "Watch What Happens":

I just found this delicious performance of that song by the divine Sarah Vaughan:

And I'll close with a song not from *Cherbourg* - - here are Legrand performing "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" with Tony Bennett.


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