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Richard Morton Sherman was born in the spring of 1928 in Manhattan, New York City to Rosa and Al Sherman. Together with his older brother Robert, "The Sherman Brothers" would follow in their songwriting father's footsteps to form one of the most prolific, lauded and long lasting songwriting partnerships of all time.
Richard was an enthusiastic and energetic child and youth, still bearing that trademark trait well into his seventies. Following seven years of frequent cross-country moves, the Shermans finally settled down in Beverly Hills, California in 1937. Throughout Richard's years at Beverly Hills High School and Bard College in upstate New York he became fascinated with music and studied several instruments including the flute, piccolo and piano. At Bard, Richard majored in Music and wrote numerous sonatas and "art songs" during his time there but it was Richard's ambition to write the "Great American Symphony" which eventually led him to write songs.
Within two years of graduating, Richard and brother Robert began writing songs together on a challenge from their father. In 1957 Richard married Elizabeth Gluck with whom he had three children. In 1958 the Sherman Brothers enjoyed their first hit with their song, "Tall Paul", sung by Mouscateer, Annette Funicello. The success of this song yielded the attention of Walt Disney who eventually hired the Sherman Brothers on as Staff Songwriters for Walt Disney Studios.
While at Disney, the Sherman Brothers wrote what is perhaps their most well loved song: It's A Small World (After All) for the New York World's Fair in 1964. Since then, "Small World" has become the most translated and performed song on earth.
In 1965, the Sherman Brothers won 2 Academy Awards for Mary Poppins, which includes the songs Feed The Birds, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and the Oscar winner, Chim Chim Cher-Ee. Since Mary Poppins' motion picture premiere, the Sherman Brothers have subsequently earned 9 Academy Award nominations, 2 Grammy Awards, 4 Grammy Award nominations and an incredible 23 gold and platinum albums.
Robert and Richard worked directly for Walt Disney until his death in 1966. Since leaving the company, the brother songwriting team has worked freelance on scores of motion pictures, television shows, theme park exhibits and stage musicals.
Their first non-Disney assignment came with Albert R. Broccoli's motion picture production Chitty Chitty Bang Bang which garnered the brothers their third Academy Award Nomination.
In 1973, the Sherman Brothers made history by becoming the only Americans ever to win First Prize at the Moscow Film Festival for The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer. They also authored the screenplay for Tom Sawyer.
In 1976, The Slipper And The Rose, was picked to be the Royal Command Performance of the year and the event was attended by Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. A modern musical adaptation of the classic Cinderella story, Slipper also features both songscore and screenplay by the Sherman Brothers. That same year the Sherman Brothers received their star on the Hollywood "Walk of Fame" directly across from the Chinese Theater.
Their numerous other Disney and Non-Disney top box office film credits include The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, The Parent Trap, Charlotte's Web, The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh, Snoopy Come Home, Bedknobs And Broomsticks and Little Nemo: Adventures In Slumberland.
Outside of the motion picture realm, their Tony nominated smash hit, Over Here! (1974) was the biggest grossing original Broadway Musical of that year. The Sherman Brothers have also written numerous top selling songs including You're Sixteen which holds the distinction of reaching Billboard's #1 spot twice; first with Johnny Burnette in 1960 and then with Ringo Starr fourteen years later. Other top-ten hits include, Pineapple Princess, Let's Get Together and more.
In 2000 the Sherman Brothers wrote the song score for Disney's blockbuster film: The Tigger Movie. This film marked the brother's first major motion picture for the Disney company in over twenty eight years.
In 2002, Chitty hit the London stage and received rave revues. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Stage Musical is currently the most successful stage show ever produced at the London Palladium. In 2005 a second company will premiere on Broadway (New York City). The Sherman Brothers wrote an additional six songs specifically for the new stage productions.
In 2003 four Sherman Brothers' musicals ranked in the "Top 10 Favorite Children's Films of All Time" in a (British) nationwide poll reported by the BBC. The Jungle Book ranked at #7, Mary Poppins ranked at #8, The Aristocats ranked at #9 and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang topped the list at #1.
Richard Sherman resides in Beverly Hills, California with his wife Elizabeth.

Part 3. Editor's Note / According To IDMb data base for
RICHARD M. SHERMAN, Composer - filmography
The pop song written in the early1960s with the Bob Roberts/Troy Cory Record Sessions are mentioned in Editor's Byline.
(2000s) (1990s) (1980s) (1970s) (1960s) (1950s)
1. Bewitched (2005) (song "'Bout Time")
2. War of the Worlds (2005) (song "Hushabye Mountain" from film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang") (as Richard Sherman)
3. Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years (2005) (uncredited)
4. Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005) (song "Winnie the Pooh")
5. Around the World in 80 Days (2004) (song "It's A Small World")
6. Piglet's Big Movie (2003) (song "Winnie the Pooh")
7. Kingdom Hearts (2002) (VG) (song "Winnie the Pooh") (uncredited) -- aka Kingudamu hâtsu (Japan)
8. The Tigger Movie (2000) (songs) -- aka Tigger: The Movie
9. Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (1999) (V) (songs) -- aka Disney's Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (USA: complete title)
10. Michelle Kwan Skates to Disney's Greatest Hits (1999) (TV) (songs)
11. The Mighty Kong (1998) (V) (songs)
12. My Interactive Pooh (1998) (VG) (songs)

Robert Sherman Filmography as: Composer, Miscellaneous Crew,
Writer, Actor, Producer, Himself
Miscellaneous Crew - filmography
(1980s) (1970s) (1960s)
1. Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (1983) (lyricist) -- aka A Day for Eeyore (USA: short title)
2. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) (lyricist)
3. Snoopy Come Home (1972) (lyricist)
4. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) (lyricist) -- aka Bedknobs and Broomsticks: 25th Anniversary Special Edition (USA: longer version)
5. A Boy Called Nuthin' (1967) (TV) (lyricist)
6. Mary Poppins (1964) (lyricist)

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4. Bylines / Troy Cory - Pete Allman Interview

During a recent interview with Pete Allman of Celebrity Scene, Troy explained his early song writing days in Hollywood, and how he first met hit song writers/record producers, Bob Roberts, and Bob and Dick Sherman, of Disney Studio fame.
• • "At that time", says Troy, "I was a recording artist with Art Rupe's Specialty Records, and collaborating with my comedy team partner, song writer, Tip Tobin, Sonny Bono, and Dorothy Swafford in the production of my next record album."
• • " . . . The day I met Bob Roberts was at a recording studio on Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, I was working with Sonny and my arranger, trying to perfect a singing style with my voice that would go along with the rock-a-billy band, Sonny had hired to back me up. '
• •" . . . Cancelling the record session, we walked across the street to meet the two Bob's, Bob Roberts and Bob Sherman at the Sherman Publishing office, located on the 2nd or 3rd floor of the Sunset and Gower Building. "The rest is history" said Troy, "Bob and Dick Sherman explains as to what happen after that in their book, "Walt's Time" . . . -- FULL STORY CONTINUES ON PETE ALMAN'S CELEBRITY SCENE with Troy Cory.

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