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.