Began career as popular composer/lyricist working with brother Robert; wrote "Things I Might Have Been" for Kitty Wells
Served in the US Army in Korea
Co-wrote hit song "Tall Paul" for Annette Funicello
Formed Music World Publications
Began association with Walt Disney Studios
First screen credit as songwriter for "The Absent-Minded Professor"; co-written with his brother
Had biggest screen success with "Mary Poppins"; won two Academy Awards for Best Score and Best Song
Scored a rare non-Disney film, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"; garnered Oscar nomination for title song
Earned Academy Award nominations for Best Song and Best Scoring for "Bedknobs and Broomsticks"; last film collaboration with Walt Disney Company
Screenwriting debut, co-wrote Tom Sawyer"; also scored; song score nominated for an Oscar
Broadway debut as songwriter, "Over Here!", a musical starring Patty and Maxine Andrews
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
Earned another Oscar nomination for the song "When You're Loved" from "The Magic of Lassie"
Wrote songs for the animated "Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland"
Completed the score for the as yet unreleased animated feature "The Mighty Kong" (lensed 1994-1996)
Wrote the song score for "The Tigger Movie"