Richard M. Sherman
|Richard M. Sherman|
Sherman in 2014
|Born||Richard Morton Sherman
June 12, 1928
New York, New York, U.S.
|Other names||Dick Sherman
Dick M. Sherman
Dick Morton Sherman
|Education||Beverly Hills High School|
|Alma mater||Bard College|
|Occupation||Composer, lyricist, screenwriter, publisher, music director|
|Genres||Musical film, musical theatre, animation|
Richard Morton Sherman (born June 12, 1928) is an American songwriter. He worked in musical movies with his brother Robert B. Sherman. Some of the Sherman Brothers' best known songs were incorporated into live action and animation musical films including: Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, "Bedknobs and Broomsticks",The Slipper and the Rose, and Charlotte's Web. Their most well known work, however, remains the theme park song "It's a Small World (After All)".
Sherman was born in New York City to Russian Jewish immigrants, Rosa (Dancis) and Al Sherman. In 1953 Sherman was drafted into United States Army, being assigned to the Army Band and glee club. Serving as musical conductor for both groups from 1953 until his honorable discharge in 1955. He studied at Bard College.
References[change | change source]
- "Person Details for Richard Morton Sherman, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952" — FamilySearch.org".
- "Sherman Brothers Working on New Musical Merry-Go-Round". Playbill.com. 2005-08-29. Archived from the original on 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2014-07-04.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Audio interview with Richard M. Sherman on the Sodajerker On Songwriting podcast
- Walt's Time
- Sherman Music
- Audio Interview with Richard M. Sherman on the WDW Radio Show by Lou Mongello
- Richard M. Sherman at the Internet Broadway Database
- Richard M. Sherman on IMDb
- Richard M. Sherman at SoundUnwound
- Richard Sherman Interview - NAMM Oral History Library (2016)