Michel Michelet

Michel Michelet
Born July 14, 1894
Kiev, Russian Empire
Died December 28, 1995
Los Angeles, California, United States
Other names Michel Lévine
Occupation Composer
Years active 1930-1978

Michel Michelet (1894–1995) was a composer of film scores.[1] Born as Mikhail Isaakovich Levin to a Jewish family in the Ukrainian city of Kiev, which was then in the Russian Empire, he moved to Western Europe before settling in France where he became a celebrated composer. He worked on many films during the 1930s following the introduction of sound film. Following the Nazi invasion of France in 1940, he emigrated to the United States where he continued to work on Hollywood productions including several film noir. Later he provided scores for some European films in the post-war era.

He was nominated twice at the 17th Academy Awards for Best Original Score but did not win.

Selected filmography


  1. Mayer & McDonnell p.129


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