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Born: December 19, 1925 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Music ...
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1943:
Served in the U.S. Army; awarded the Purple Heart
1953:
Worked as freelance songwriter with his brother Richard Sherman; co-wrote "Things I Might Have Been," recorded by Kitty Wells
1958:
Wrote "Tall Paul," recorded by Annette Funicello
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Formed Music World Publications
1964:
With Richard, co-wrote "it's a small world (after all)" for the 1964 New York World's Fair
1964:
Had biggest success with the songs for "Mary Poppins"; won Oscars for Best Song and Best Song Score
1968:
Wrote songs for rare non-Disney film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"; garnered Academy Award nomination for Best Song
1971:
Last screen collaboration with Disney, "Bedknobs and Broomsticks"; nominated for music Academy Awards
1973:
Screenwriting debut (co-written with brother), "Tom Sawyer"; also wrote songs
1974:
Broadway debut as songwriter, "Over Here!"; musical starred Patty and Maxine Andrews
1976:
Co-scripted and scored "The Slipper and the Rose," adapted from the Cinderella story; earned Best Song Oscar nomination
1978:
Nominated for Best Song Academy Award for "When You're Loved" from "The Magic of Lassie"; also co-scripted
1990:
Wrote songs for the animated "Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland"
1994:
Made rare acting appearance, playing a bar patron in "Beverly Hills Cop III"
1998:
Wrote song score for the animated film "The Mighty Kong"
2000:
With brother, penned the songs for the animated "The Tigger Movie"
2002:
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" adapted into a London West End musical; featured many new songs and a reworked score
2005:
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (June 9) alongside his brother Richard
2009:
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

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