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Sherman, Robert B. 1925-

Sherman, Robert B. 1925-

PERSONAL

Full name, Robert Bernard Sherman; born December 19, 1925, in New York, NY; son of Al and Rosa (maiden name, Dancis) Sherman; brother of Richard M. Sherman (a composer, lyricist, and screenwriter); married Joyce Ruth Sasner, September 27, 1953; children: Laurie Shane, Jeffrey Craig, Andrea Tracy, Robert Jason. Education: Attended University of California, Los Angeles, 1943; Bard College, B.A., 1949.

Addresses:

Office—c/o Mike Conner Office, 9030 Harratt St., Los Angeles, CA 90069. Agent—Aaron Koplan and Renee Kurtz, William Morris Agency, 151 S. El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2775.

Career:

Composer, lyricist, and screenwriter. Music World Corp., president, beginning in 1958; Walt Disney Productions, Burbank, CA, songwriter and composer, c. 1960-68; United Artists, Beverly Hills, CA, composer and lyricist, beginning in 1969; MusiClassics, Inc., vice president. Military service: U.S. Army, 1943-45, served in infantry in Europe; received Purple Heart.

Member:

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Composers and Lyricists Guild (member of executive board), Writers Guild of America, Dramatists Guild, Authors League.

Awards, Honors:

(All with brother, Richard M. Sherman): Academy Award, best score, Grammy Award, best score, 1964, Golden Globe Award nomination, best original score, 1965, all for Mary Poppins; Academy Award, best song, Golden Laurel Award, best song, Producers Guild of America, 1964, both for "Chim Chim Cheree"; Christopher Medal, 1965; Academy Award nomination, best song, 1968, for "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"; Golden Globe Award nomination, best original score, 1969, for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Academy Award nomination, best song score, 1971, for Bedknobs and Broomsticks; Academy Award nomination, best song, 1971, for "The Age of Not Believing," from Bedknobs and Broomsticks; Academy Award nomination, best song score, and Moscow Film Festival First Prize, best song score, 1973, Golden Globe Award nomination, best original score, 1974, all for Tom Sawyer; star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1976; Golden Globe Award nomination, best original score, and Academy Award nomination, best song score, Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, all 1977, for The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella; Academy Award nomination, best song, 1977, for "The Slipper and the Rose Waltz"; Academy Award nomination, best song, 1978, for "When You're Loved," from The Magic of Lassie; Annie Award nomination, outstanding individual achievement for music, International Animated Film Society, 2000, for The Tigger Movie; Songwriters Hall of Fame, inductee, 2005. One diamond, four platinum, and sixteen gold records between 1965 and 1983. Solo awards: Christopher Medal, 1974; B.M.I. Pioneer Award, 1977; Golden Cassette awards, 1983, for Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks; Mouscar Award, Disney Studios.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

(As Robert Sherman) Bar patron, Beverly Hills Cop III, 1994.

Himself, Walt Disney's "The Jungle Book": The Making of a Musical Masterpiece (documentary short), Walt Disney Home Video, 1997.

Himself, Mary Poppins Practically Perfect in Every Way: The Magic Behind the Masterpiece (documentary short; also known as Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins Practically Perfect in Every Way: The Magic Behind the Masterpiece"), Walt Disney Home Video, 1997.

(As Robert Sherman) Himself, Muse Magic: The Sherman Brothers—"The Sword in the Stone" (documentary short), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2001.

Himself, Muse Magic: The Sherman Brothers—"Bedknobs and Broomsticks" (documentary short), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2001.

(As Robert Sherman) Himself, "The Parent Trap": Caught in the Act, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2002.

Himself, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Story Behind the Masterpiece (documentary short), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2002.

Himself, Making of the Sherman Brothers (documentary short), Buena Vista Home Video, 2003.

Himself, "Mary Poppins": A Musical Journey with Richard Sherman (documentary short), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2004.

Himself, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: The Making of "Mary Poppins," 2004.

Television Work; Specials:

Coproducer, Goldilocks, NBC, 1970.

Producer, The Day the Earth Moved, 1974.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 37th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1965.

(As Richard Sherman) Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond, 2000.

(As Richard Sherman) Walt: The Man Behind the Myth, 2001.

(As Richard Sherman) I Love Christmas, 2001.

(As Richard Sherman) The 100 Greatest Musicals, Channel 4, 2003.

Best Ever Family Films, 2005.

(As Richard Sherman) The 100 Greatest Family Films, Channel 4, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Disney Family Album, 1984.

Stage Work:

Coproducer, Victory Canteen, 1971.

WRITINGS

Film Scores (with Richard M. Sherman):

Symposium of Popular Songs, 1962.

Mary Poppins, Buena Vista, 1964.

The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band (also known as The Family Band), Buena Vista, 1968.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (also known as Ian Fleming's "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"), United Artists, 1968.

Snoopy, Come Home! (animated), National General, 1972.

Charlotte's Web (animated; also known as E. B. White's "Charlotte's Web"), Paramount, 1973.

The Magic of Lassie, International Picture Show, 1978.

The Boys (documentary), 2007.

Film Music and Lyrics (with Richard M. Sherman):

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Buena Vista, 1954.

The Absent-Minded Professor, Buena Vista, 1961.

The Parent Trap, Buena Vista, 1961.

Big Red, Buena Vista, 1962.

Bon Voyage, Buena Vista, 1962.

Moon Pilot, Buena Vista, 1962.

Legend of Lobo, 1962.

The Castaways (also known as In Search of Castaways), Buena Vista, 1962.

Symposium of Popular Songs, 1962.

The Golden Horseshoe Revue, 1962.

Miracle of the White Stallions (also known as The Flight of the White Stallions), Buena Vista, 1963.

Summer Magic, Buena Vista, 1963.

The Sword in the Stone (animated), Buena Vista, 1963.

Mary Poppins, Buena Vista, 1964.

Those Calloways, Buena Vista, 1964.

The Misadventures of Merlin Jones, Buena Vista, 1964.

My Fair Lady, 1964.

The Monkey's Uncle, Buena Vista, 1965.

That Darn Cat!, Buena Vista, 1965.

Winnie the Pooh, 1965.

Follow Me, Boys!, Buena Vista, 1966.

The Happiest Millionaire, Buena Vista, 1967.

The Jungle Book (animated), Buena Vista, 1967.

A Boy Called Nuthin', 1967.

The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin, 1967.

Monkeys, Go Home, 1967.

The Gnome-Mobile, 1967.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (also known as Ian Fleming's "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"), United Artists, 1968.

The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band (also known as The Family Band), Buena Vista, 1968.

Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, 1968.

(And with Terry Gilkyson, Floyd Huddleston, and Al Rinker) The Aristocats (animated), Buena Vista, 1970.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Buena Vista, 1971.

Snoopy, Come Home! (animated), National General, 1972.

Charlotte's Web (animated; also known as E. B. White's "Charlotte's Web"), Paramount, 1973.

Tom Sawyer, United Artists, 1973.

Huckleberry Finn, United Artists, 1974.

The Slipper and the Rose (also known as The Story of Cinderella), Universal, 1976.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, 1977.

The Magic of Lassie, International Picture Show, 1978.

Magic Journeys, 1982.

Gung Ho, 1986.

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (animated), Hemdale Releasing, 1990.

Beverly Hills Cop III, Paramount, 1994.

Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (also known as

Disney's "Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving"), Buena Vista Home Video, 1999.

The Tigger Movie (animated), Buena Vista, 2000.

Screenplays (with Richard M. Sherman):

Tom Sawyer (also known as A Musical Adaptation of Mark Twain's "Tom Sawyer"), United Artists, 1973.

Huckleberry Finn (also known as Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn": A Musical Adaptation), United Artists, 1974.

(And with Bryan Forbes) The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (also known as The Slipper and the Rose), Universal, 1976.

(And with Jean Holloway) The Magic of Lassie, International Picture Show, 1978.

Television Music; Series (with Richard M. Sherman):

Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, NBC, 1961.

Also composer for The Bell Telephone Hour, NBC; Welcome to Pooh Corner; and The Enchanted Musical Playhouse.

Television Music; Movies:

The Horsemasters, 1961.

The Day the Earth Moved, 1974.

Television Music; Specials:

Michelle Kwan Skates to Disney's Greatest Hits, ABC, 1999.

Television Episodes:

"Meance, Anyone?," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986.

Stage Music:

Victory Canteen, 1971.

(With Richard M. Sherman) Music and lyrics, Over Here!, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1974.

(With Richard M. Sherman) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Stage Musical, London Palladium, London, 2002, Hilton Theatre, New York City, 2005.

(With Richard M. Sherman) Mary Poppins, New Amsterdam Theatre, New York City, 2006—.

Books:

(With Richard M. Sherman) Walt's Time: From Before to Beyond, Camphor Tree, 1998.

OTHER SOURCES

Electronic:

Robert B. Sherman Website,http://www.shermanmusic.com, October 20, 2007.

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