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Richard Morton Sherman is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Sound American born on 12 june 1928 at New York City (USA)

Richard Morton Sherman

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Birth name Richard Morton Sherman
Nationality USA
Birth 12 june 1928 (91 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards National Medal of Arts

Richard Morton Sherman (born June 12, 1928) is an American songwriter who specialized in musical film with his late brother Robert Bernard Sherman.

Some of the Sherman Brothers' best-known writing includes the songs from Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Slipper and the Rose, and the Disney theme park song "It's a Small World (After All)".


Il est le fils de Rosa et Al Sherman, actifs dans le music-hall. Après sept années de tournée dans le pays, les Sherman s'installent en 1937 à Beverly Hills, Californie. Étudiant à la Beverly Hills High School, Richard se passionne par la musique et apprend de nombreux instruments dont la flûte, le piccolo et le piano.

À l'été 1946, durant la cérémonie des diplômes, il joue en duo avec André Previn, ce dernier au piano et Richard à la flûte.
Suivant les traces de son frère, il entre au Bard College dans l'État de New York et en sort major en musique, après l'écriture de nombreuses sonates et compositions. C'est à la sortie du Bard, qu'il commence une carrière d'auteur compositeur avec son frère.

En 1953, Richard rejoint les troupes du conflit coréen comme musicien et sert de chef d'orchestre pour plusieurs formations, sans toutefois prendre part aux combats. En 1955, il est démilitarisé.

En 1957, il épouse Elizabeth Gluck qui avait déjà eu une fille, Linda d'un précédent mariage. Il aura avec elle deux enfants, Gregory et Victoria.

Entre 2005 et 2013, il participe à la production du film "Saving Mr.Banks" ("Dans l'Ombre de Mary" en France ou "Sauvons M.Banks" au Québec).

Collaboration avec son frère
En 1951, Robert B. et son frère Richard M. entament l'écriture de chansons, comme une compétition avec leur père. En 1958, ils fondent leur société de publication musicale, Music World Corporation qui travaillera plus tard avec la filiale Wonderland Music Company de la Walt Disney Company, affiliée au gestionnaire de droit Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI).

Dans les années 1960, les deux frères travaillèrent d'abord avec la Walt Disney Company sur la musique d'attractions des parcs à thèmes, émissions de télévisions et quelques films dans la première version de À nous quatre (The Parent Trap).

Ils furent classés en première position dans les charts américains en 1961 avec Let's Get it Together et You're Sixteen. On peut aussi citer les chansons de Mary Poppins ou du Livre de la jungle, mais c'est surtout les attractions des parcs Disney qui leur doivent un grand honneur avec la célèbre It's a Small World ou l'hymne de Carousel of Progress.

Ils arrêtèrent leur collaboration exclusive avec Disney à la mort de Walt Disney en 1966 pour entamer une carrière indépendante de producteur de musique. Ils participèrent toutefois pour Disney à l'écriture de six chansons originales pour Les Aventures de Tigrou en 2001.

Dans les dernières années Robert partit à Londres et les deux frères ont écrit de nombreuses chansons pour les spectacles musicaux dont Chitty Chitty Bang Bang et le Mary Poppins produit en collaboration par Disney et Cameron Mackintosh. Chitty est le spectacle à la plus longue durée de vie au London Palladium et a débuté le 28 avril 2005 à Broadway

Pour leurs contributions à l'industrie du film, les frères Sherman se sont vu décerner une étoile sur le célèbre Hollywood Walk of Fame au 6918 Hollywood Boulevard et furent nommés dans le Hall of Fame des compositeurs le 9 juin 2005.

Best films

The Jungle Book (1967)
The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
Mary Poppins (1964)
(Original Music Composer)
Piglet's Big Movie (2003)
The Tigger Movie (2000)
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

Usually with

Walt Disney
Walt Disney
(10 films)
Roger Carel
Roger Carel
(7 films)
Ralph Wright
Ralph Wright
(4 films)
Irwin Kostal
Irwin Kostal
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Richard Morton Sherman (33 films)

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Mary Poppins, 2h19
Directed by Robert Stevenson, Joseph L. McEveety, Tom Leetch, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Films about birds, Musical films, Films about penguins, Children's films
Actors Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber
Roles Penguin Waiter / Male Pearly (voice)
Rating77% 3.8983.8983.8983.8983.898
In Edwardian London, 1910, Cockney one-man band Bert is entertaining a crowd when he senses a change in the wind. Afterwards, he directly addresses the audience and gives them a tour of Cherry Tree Lane, stopping outside the home of the Banks'. George Banks returns home from his job at the bank to learn from his wife Winifred that their hired nanny, Katie Nanna, has left their service after his children, Jane and Michael, ran away again. They are returned shortly after by the local constable, who reveals that the children were dragged away by their kite. The children ask their father to help build a better kite, but he dismisses them. Taking it upon himself to hire a nanny, George advertises for a stern, no-nonsense nanny. Jane and Michael present their own advertisement for a kinder, sweeter nanny, but George rips up the letter and throws the scraps in the fireplace, which magically float up and out into the air.


The Magic of Lassie, 1h40
Directed by Don Chaffey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Films about dogs, Musical films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors James Stewart, Michael Sharrett, Pernell Roberts, Mickey Rooney, Gary Davis, Stéphanie Zimbalist
Rating57% 2.857992.857992.857992.857992.85799
The story begins on the Mitchell Winery in Northern California. Lassie lives with Clovis Mitchell and his grandchildren, Chris and Kelly, but is discovered one day by her former owner. Lassie is taken back to the previous owner's estate in Colorado Springs. Dissatisfied with her new home, the dog runs away and travels across several states to be with the Mitchell family again.
The Slipper and the Rose, 2h23
Directed by Bryan Forbes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Films about the labor movement, Les fées, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Gemma Craven, Richard Chamberlain, John Turner, Michael Hordern, Edith Evans, Margaret Lockwood
Rating69% 3.497193.497193.497193.497193.49719
This is a musical twist on the classic love story of Cinderella and Prince Charming. Prince Edward of Euphrania returns home after being sent to meet the princess Selena, whom his parents have arranged for him to marry. However, The Prince reveals he did not propose to the princess he was visiting, and angrily denounces arranged marriages ("Why Can't I Be Two People?"). Edward decides to tell his parents that he wants to marry for love. They, however, are more interested in the political side ("What Has Love Got to Do with Being Married?"). They fail to sway the prince, however.
Huckleberry Finn, 1h58
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Jeff East, Paul Winfield, Harvey Korman, David Wayne, Arthur O'Connell, Gary Merrill
Rating55% 2.761382.761382.761382.761382.76138
Huckleberry Finn (Jeff East) is a boy from Missouri living with a kindly widow and her sister who has taken him in.
Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer (1973)
, 1h44
Directed by Don Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Musical
Themes Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Johnny Whitaker, Celeste Holm, Warren Oates, Jeff East, Jodie Foster, Lucille Benson
Rating64% 3.247333.247333.247333.247333.24733
Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn play hooky from school and have a plan to revive a dead cat with the spirit of a man named Hoss Williams who is on his death bed. Sawyer and Finn talk with Muff Potter, the town drunk, but are interrupted when Injun Joe says that Doc Robinson wants to see them. Muff and Joe meet Robinson and he informs them that they have a job to dig the grave of Williams. Joe is angry that Robinson didn't fix his leg correctly. Meanwhile, Tom continues to skip school and comes up with fantastic stories about why he's not home for dinner, where he tricks the children of the town to do his punishment chores for him.
For Me and My Gal, 1h44
Directed by Busby Berkeley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Political films
Actors Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, George Murphy, Marta Eggerth, Stephen McNally, Ben Blue
Rating71% 3.5952953.5952953.5952953.5952953.595295
In the heyday of vaudeville, on the verge of America's entrance into World War I, two talented performers, Jo Hayden (Judy Garland) and Harry Palmer (Gene Kelly), set their sights on playing the Palace Theatre on Broadway, the epitome of vaudeville success, and marrying immediately after.
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, 1h33
Directed by H. C. Potter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Aviation films, Musical films, Political films
Actors Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edna May Oliver, Walter Brennan, Lew Fields, Victor Varconi
Rating69% 3.497343.497343.497343.497343.49734
The film tells of novice American dancer Irene Foote (Ginger Rogers) who convinces New York-based British vaudeville comic Vernon Castle (Fred Astaire) to give up slapstick comedy in favor of sophisticated ballroom dancing.
In Name Only, 1h34
Directed by John Cromwell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson, Charles Coburn, Katharine Alexander
Rating71% 3.596043.596043.596043.596043.59604
Alec Walker (Cary Grant) puts up with a loveless marriage to Maida (Kay Francis) until he meets widow Julie Eden (Carole Lombard). They fall in love and he asks his wife for a divorce. She refuses; as she goes on to tell him, she married him solely for his social position and wealth and won't give them up. She is such a skillful liar that she has Alec's parents (Charles Coburn, Nella Walker) convinced that Julie is out to destroy the marriage.
Four Men and a Prayer, 1h25
Directed by John Ford
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Actors Loretta Young, Richard Greene, George Sanders, David Niven, J. Edward Bromberg, C. Aubrey Smith
Rating61% 3.0520953.0520953.0520953.0520953.052095
Le Colonel Loring Leigh est renvoyé de l'armée pour avoir ordonné au Capitaine Douglas Loveland de retirer ses Lanciers d'un col en Inde, ce qui a permis à une tribu hostile d'être ravitaillée en munitions et ainsi de se révolter en causant plusieurs dizaines de morts. Il télégraphie à ses quatre fils, Rodney, étudiant à Oxford, Wyatt, avocat à Londres, Chris, aviateur et playboy, Geoffrey, attaché à l'ambassade britannique à Washington, de le retrouver chez lui. Alors qu'il se prépare à leur parler de cet ordre qui a été en réalité contrefait par quelqu'un travaillant pour des marchands de munitions, il est tué par un homme qui ensuite vole ses papiers. Ses fils vont chercher à découvrir la vérité, aidé par Lynn Cherrington, la fille de l'industriel qui a produit les munitions. Ils vont découvrir le vrai coupable et rendre son honneur à leur père.
Girls' School, 1h12
Directed by John Brahm
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about education
Actors Anne Shirley, Nan Grey, Ralph Bellamy, Gloria Holden, Marjorie Main, Cecil Cunningham
Rating60% 3.0096753.0096753.0096753.0096753.009675
The film revolves around wealthy high school teenagers who are sent to a boarding school to learn proper etiquette. One of the girls causes a scandal when she stays out all night, then announces on planning to elope with a boy. She gets in trouble when the faculty finds out through a monitor's report from a reluctant poor girl attending on scholarship.


The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers, 1h21
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about children, La préhistoire, Transport films, Aviation films, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Children's films
Actors Jeff Bennett, Anndi McAfee, Aria Curzon, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, John Ingle
Rating59% 2.9514052.9514052.9514052.9514052.951405
Petrie is having a difficult time preparing for "The Day of the Flyers", an important day for all of the flying residents of the Great Valley, when all of the young flyers must participate in a very precise flying exhibition to prove that they are ready to fly with the adults. Always a nervous flyer, Petrie has even more trouble flying with his siblings in precise group formations — he’s more of an independent, free-style flier with a spirit of gold. At the same time, a strange newcomer to the Great Valley has Littlefoot and his friends trying to help figure out just exactly what he is. Named Guido, a Feathered Flyer, he's the strangest looking creature any of the Great Valley creatures has ever seen, especially since he’s covered with feathers, and has never seen another like himself. Thankfully, the dinosaurs have overcome their prejudices like seven movies ago and they don't make fun of Guido's weird face. Cera is having her own troubles, as her grumpy father and his new lover (which is the most accurate term, since Littlefoot's dad established that dinosaurs don't marry - they only hit it and quit it), Tria, get ready to welcome a hatchling to the family.
Piglet's Big Movie, 1h15
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about pigs, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Mise en scène d'un ours, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors John Fiedler, Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom, Peter Cullen, Kath Soucie, Andre Stojka
Rating61% 3.0552053.0552053.0552053.0552053.055205
Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, and Pooh are working on a plan to get honey from a beehive. Piglet wants to help, but his friends tell him he is too small. When the plan goes awry, Piglet saves the day by trapping the bees in a decoy hive. But no one notices what Piglet had done. Feeling ignored and unappreciated, Piglet sadly wanders away.