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Jewish Composer of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Dies at 86

Robert Bernard Sherman, who died in London this week at age 86, composed, with his brother Richard, the scores for films including “The Jungle Book,” “The Aristocats,” “Mary Poppins” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” They also wrote Disneyland’s anthem, “It’s a Small World After All.”

Robert Sherman was born on December 19, 1925 in New York City. His parents, Russian-Jewish immigrants Rosa and Al Sherman, the latter a well known Tin Pan Alley songwriter. It was rumored that the couple paid for Robert’s hospital delivery bill with a royalty check on Al’s “Save Your Sorrow.”

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One Response to “Jewish Composer of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Dies at 86”

  1. Ruth Hirt says:

    He was an extraordinary artist who created sensational music, pleasant, wholesome entertainment. These recent years' music and film industry scarcely could come up to acceptable level of "family entertainment", not unless they'd quit pitting for blockbuster.. :/

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