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Richard M. Sherman

Richard M. Sherman

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) June 16 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Born: June 12, 1928 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Music ...
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Began career as popular composer/lyricist working with brother Robert; wrote "Things I Might Have Been" for Kitty Wells
1953:
Served in the US Army in Korea
1958:
Co-wrote hit song "Tall Paul" for Annette Funicello
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Formed Music World Publications
1960:
Began association with Walt Disney Studios
1961:
First screen credit as songwriter for "The Absent-Minded Professor"; co-written with his brother
1964:
Had biggest screen success with "Mary Poppins"; won two Academy Awards for Best Score and Best Song
1968:
Scored a rare non-Disney film, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"; garnered Oscar nomination for title song
1971:
Earned Academy Award nominations for Best Song and Best Scoring for "Bedknobs and Broomsticks"; last film collaboration with Walt Disney Company
1973:
Screenwriting debut, co-wrote Tom Sawyer"; also scored; song score nominated for an Oscar
1974:
Broadway debut as songwriter, "Over Here!", a musical starring Patty and Maxine Andrews
1976:
Co-scripted and scored "The Slipper and the Rose", a retelling of the Cinderella story released by Universal; nominated for Best Scoring and Best Song Academy Awards
1978:
Earned another Oscar nomination for the song "When You're Loved" from "The Magic of Lassie"
1990:
Wrote songs for the animated "Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland"
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Completed the score for the as yet unreleased animated feature "The Mighty Kong" (lensed 1994-1996)
2000:
Wrote the song score for "The Tigger Movie"

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