Served in the U.S. Army; awarded the Purple Heart
Worked as freelance songwriter with his brother Richard Sherman; co-wrote "Things I Might Have Been," recorded by Kitty Wells
Wrote "Tall Paul," recorded by Annette Funicello
Formed Music World Publications
With Richard, co-wrote "it's a small world (after all)" for the 1964 New York World's Fair
Had biggest success with the songs for "Mary Poppins"; won Oscars for Best Song and Best Song Score
Wrote songs for rare non-Disney film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"; garnered Academy Award nomination for Best Song
Last screen collaboration with Disney, "Bedknobs and Broomsticks"; nominated for music Academy Awards
Screenwriting debut (co-written with brother), "Tom Sawyer"; also wrote songs
Broadway debut as songwriter, "Over Here!"; musical starred Patty and Maxine Andrews
Co-scripted and scored "The Slipper and the Rose," adapted from the Cinderella story; earned Best Song Oscar nomination
Nominated for Best Song Academy Award for "When You're Loved" from "The Magic of Lassie"; also co-scripted
Wrote songs for the animated "Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland"
Made rare acting appearance, playing a bar patron in "Beverly Hills Cop III"
Wrote song score for the animated film "The Mighty Kong"
With brother, penned the songs for the animated "The Tigger Movie"
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" adapted into a London West End musical; featured many new songs and a reworked score
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (June 9) alongside his brother Richard
Featured along with brother in the documentary "The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story," co-directed by son Jeff Sherman and nephew (Richard's son) Gregory