Robert Sherman
Robert B. Sherman was born on a December 19, 1925 in New York City to Tin Pan Alley songwriter Al Sherman and his wife Rosa (pronounced: Rose). In 1928, younger brother Richard was born. Years later, brothers Robert and Richard would follow in their father's footsteps forming one of the most prolific, lauded and long-lasting songwriting partne... Show more »
Robert B. Sherman was born on a December 19, 1925 in New York City to Tin Pan Alley songwriter Al Sherman and his wife Rosa (pronounced: Rose). In 1928, younger brother Richard was born. Years later, brothers Robert and Richard would follow in their father's footsteps forming one of the most prolific, lauded and long-lasting songwriting partnerships of all time.As a youth, Robert excelled in intellectual pursuits, taking up the violin and piano, painting and writing poetry. Following seven years of frequent cross-country moves, the Shermans finally settled down in Beverly Hills, California. Throughout Robert's years at Beverly Hills High School, he wrote and produced radio and stage programs for which he won much acclaim. At sixteen, Robert scripted a stage play entitled Armistice and Dedication Day which earned thousands of dollars worth in War Bonds and garnered Sherman a special citation from the U.S. War Department.In 1943, at only 17 years old, Robert obtained special permission from his parents to join the army a year early. In early April 1945, Robert led half a squad of men into the Dachau concentration camp making them the first Allied troops to enter the camp after it had been evacuated by the fleeing German military only hours earlier. On April 12, 1945, the day President Roosevelt died, Robert was shot in the knee, forcing him to walk with a cane from that point onward.During his recuperation in Taunton and then Bournemouth, England, Robert was awarded the Purple Heart medal. While still rehabilitating, Robert first became curious about British culture, voraciously reading anything he could find on the subject. Once on his feet, Robert met and befriended many English people, attaining first-hand knowledge of their peculiarities, customs and culture. His fascination in this area would later prove an invaluable resource; many of his best loved works centering around Anglo-themed stories and subject matter.Upon his return to the United States, Robert attended Bard College in upstate New York where he majored in English Literature and Painting and served as Editor-in-Chief of the college newspaper, The Bardian. While at Bard, Robert also completed his first two novels entitled, The Best Estate and Music, Candy and Painted Eggs. He graduated in 1949.On a challenge from their father, Robert and his brother Richard began writing songs together in 1950. In 1953, Robert married the love of his life, Joyce Sasner which helped to neutralize what had become Roberts wildly bohemian lifestyle in the years immediately following the war. They would have four children together.In 1958, Robert founded Music World Corporation, a music publishing company which would later enjoy a landmark relationship with Disney's BMI publishing arm, Wonderland Music Company. That same year, the Sherman Brothers had their first Top Ten hit with Tall Paul, sung by Mouseketeer Annette Funicello. The success of this song yielded the attention of Walt Disney who eventually hired the Sherman Brothers as staff songwriters for Walt Disney Studios.While at Disney, the Sherman Brothers literally wrote hundreds of songs for myriad motion pictures, TV shows and theme park attractions. Many of those songs have since become classics, known the world over. What is perhaps their most beloved song, Its A Small World (After All), was written for the New York World's Fair in 1964 and has subsequently become the most translated and performed song on earth.In 1965, the Sherman Brothers won two 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 earned nine Academy Award nominations, two Grammy Awards, four Grammy Award nominations and an incredible twenty-three gold and platinum albums.Robert and Richard worked for Walt Disney until Disney's death in 1966. Their first non-Disney assignment came with Albert R. Broccoli's motion picture production Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. This 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, for which they also authored the screenplay.In 1976, The Slipper and the Rose was picked to be the Royal Command Performance of the year and was attended by Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. A modern musical adaptation of the classic Cinderella story, Slipper, also features both song score 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, Charlottes Web, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Snoopy Come Home, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland and many others.Outside of the motion picture realm, their 1974 Tony-nominated smash hit Over Here! became the highest grossing original Broadway musical that year. The Sherman Brothers have also written numerous top selling songs including Youre 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 and Lets Get Together.From 1985 to 1989, the Sherman Brothers performed at the Hollywood Bowl a dozen times to sold-to-capacity crowds. In 1990, they were declared Disney Legends at a ceremony held at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. In 1994 and 1995, the Sherman Brothers second musical, Busker Alley, toured the United States.The new millennium marked a resurgence in interest for the Shermans music. In 2000, the Sherman Brothers wrote the song score for Disney's blockbuster film The Tigger Movie. This film marked the brother teams first major motion picture score for Disney in nearly thirty years.In 2002, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Musical premiered on the London stage and featured six new Sherman Brothers songs. The show received rave revues, becoming the longest running show ever produced at the London Palladium. That same year an exhibition of Robert's paintings was held in London at Thompsons' Gallery. This marked the first time Robert's paintings were viewed publicly which is remarkable considering Robert first started painting in 1941. The London Exhibition was widely covered by TV, radio and the printed press. Robert subsequently enjoyed a succession of successful art exhibitions in the United States, England, Scotland and Switzerland. This resulted in the sale of Limited Edition gicl Show less «

Robert Sherman movies list

Annabelle: Creation
IMDb: 7
109 min
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into ...

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