Leslie Bricusse


Birthday January 29, 1931

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace England

DEATH DATE Oct 19, 2021 (90)

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Known for What Kind of Fool Am I, The Candy Man, Talk to the Animals, and other classics that were covered by numerous artists.

Before Fame

He attended the University College School in London and Caius College in Cambridge.


He won a Grammy Award in 1963 for What Kind of Fool Am I for Song of the Year, an Academy Award in 1967 for Talk to the Animals for Best Original Song, and a 1982 Academy Award for Victor/Victoria for Best Adaptation and Original Song Score.

Family Life

He married Yvonne Romain in 1958. The couple had a son named Adam.

Associated With

He had a lengthy and productive collaboration with Anthony Newley.