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Old 03-06-2012, 07:59 AM   #1
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RIP Mr. Sherman

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...=entertainment

He earmed his own thread and the love and admiration of the world, along with his brother, Richard. I wonder if they would have been as successful if they had gotten along.
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Robert Sherman died on Monday in London. The Academy Award-winning songwriter behind "Chim Chim Cher-ee" from "Mary Poppins," as well as such Disney classics as "It's A Small World (After All)," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and "A Spoonful of Sugar" was 86.

Sherman's son, Jeff, passed the news of his death along via Facebook.

"I have very sad news to convey," he wrote. "My Dad, Robert B. Sherman, passed away tonight in London. He went peacefully after months of truly valiantly fending off death. He loved life and his dear heart finally slowed to a stop when he could fight no more."

Born in 1925, Sherman fought in World War II and became a songwriter upon returning home. He helped write "Tall Paul" with his brother, Richard, which became a top-ten hit for Annette Funicello. The attention got the Sherman brothers a staff position at Walt Disney Studios, where they wrote "It's a Small World (After All)" and won two Oscars for "Mary Poppins." They also wrote songs for "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," "The Jungle Book," "Charlotte's Web," "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" and both versions of "The Parent Trap."

Sherman was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning two for "Mary Poppins." His last nomination came in 1979.

No cause of death is immediately known.
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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I'd say being 86 is an adequate cause of death.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:34 PM   #3
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There are a lot of awesome childhood memories in that obit.

I especially loved The Jungle Book and Mary Poppins. Great Music, and I played those albums over and over.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:23 PM   #4
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My favorite was their musical "1776". I got to play the role of Ben Franklin in 7th grade. :-)
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:55 PM   #5
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I live the reality of "it is hot as hell in Phila-del-phia" every summer.

You know, people used to evacuate Philadelphia in the summer because of the yearly Yellow Fever epidemic ...
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:04 PM   #6
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I live the reality of "it is hot as hell in Phila-del-phia" every summer.

You know, people used to evacuate Philadelphia in the summer because of the yearly Yellow Fever epidemic ...
Ahh.. the good olde days. lol
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:50 PM   #7
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Not to be celebratory of Mr. Sherman's death or anything...but when I saw the thread title I was like, Damn! first Davy Jones and now Bobby Sherman.

Both of my teenage boyfriends are dead.

But then I realized my mistake. I'm glad the other Mr. Sherman lived a long life.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:05 PM   #8
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aww.. be patient. soon your zombie harem stable will grow.
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