Richard M. Sherman

American songwriter

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 in live action and animated 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 iss the theme park song "It's a Small World (After All)".

Richard M. Sherman
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Sherman in 2014
Richard Morton Sherman

(1928-06-12) June 12, 1928 (age 94)
Other namesDick Sherman
Dick M. Sherman
Dick Morton Sherman
Richard Sherman
EducationBeverly Hills High School
Alma materBard College
OccupationComposer, lyricist, screenwriter, publisher, music director
Years active1950s–present
Musical career
GenresMusical film, musical theatre, animation

Sherman was born in New York City to Russian Jewish immigrants, Rosa (Dancis) and Al Sherman.[1] In 1953 Sherman was drafted into United States Army ans assigned to the Army Band and glee club. He was musical conductor for both groups from 1953 until his honorable discharge in 1955. He studied at Bard College.

Sherman lives in London, England.[2]


  1. "Person Details for Richard Morton Sherman, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952" —".
  2. "Sherman Brothers Working on New Musical Merry-Go-Round". 2005-08-29. Archived from the original on 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2014-07-04.

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