Leslie Bricusse

English composer, lyricist and playwright

Leslie Bricusse, OBE (29 January 1931 – 19 October 2021) was a British composer, lyricist, and playwright. He wrote the music and lyrics for the movies Doctor Dolittle, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Scrooge, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and Tom and Jerry: The Movie.

Leslie Bricusse
Born(1931-01-29)29 January 1931
Pinner, Middlesex, England
OriginLondon, England
Died19 October 2021(2021-10-19) (aged 90)
Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
Years active1952–2021

He also wrote the songs "Goldfinger", "You Only Live Twice", "Can You Read My Mind (Love Theme)" (with John Williams) from Superman and "Le Jazz Hot!" with Henry Mancini.

Bricusse won two Academy Awards in 1968 and 1983. He also won a Grammy Award in 1963.

Bricusse died on 19 October 2021 in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France. He was 90 years old.[1]

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