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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 (92 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)".

Biography

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.


Mort de Robert & Conseiller musical
Inactive depuis la fin des années 2000, Richard reprends la route des studios Disney, un an après la mort de son frère : Robert. En effet les studios Disney sont en plein développement du biopic : Dans l'ombre de Mary Poppins de John Lee Hancock avec Emma Thompson et Tom Hanks, dans les rôles titres.Le film raconte les coulisses du film Mary Poppins. Thomas Newman qui est le compositeur du film décide de faire appel à Robert, comme conseiller musical, tandis que John Lee Hancock lui demande son aide en qualité de conseiller historique. Le film sort en salles et est un véritable succès.

En 2015 : Jon Brion qui travaille sur la bande originale du remake de Winnie l'ourson, nécessite son aide comme conseiller musical bien qu'il n'y est pas de chansons ou reprises de morceaux déjà composés par les Frères Shermans. D'ailleurs : Robert ne reçoit aucune participation financière et n'est pas crédité au générique de fin. Par la suite il collabore à l'adaptation de Mary Poppins, pour Broadway.

En 2018 : il collabore avec Marc Shaiman et Scott Wittman sur les chansons et les bande originale du film : Le Retour de Mary Poppins. Shaiman et Wittman réutilise des notes des morceaux précèdents composés par le duo pour Mary Poppins participes à l'écriture des chansons.

Best films

The Jungle Book (2016)
(Songs)
The Jungle Book (1967)
(Songs)
The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
(Sound)
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
(Songs)
Mary Poppins (1964)
(Songs)
Piglet's Big Movie (2003)
(Sound)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Richard Morton Sherman (33 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

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 / Pearly (voice) (uncredited)
Rating77% 3.897793.897793.897793.897793.89779
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.

Scriptwriter

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
Roles Story
Rating57% 2.8569652.8569652.8569652.8569652.856965
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, Monde imaginaire, 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% 3.496393.496393.496393.496393.49639
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 Adventure, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Jeff East, Paul Winfield, Harvey Korman, David Wayne, Arthur O'Connell, Gary Merrill
Rating56% 2.809042.809042.809042.809042.80904
Huckleberry Finn (Jeff East) is a boy from Missouri living with a kindly widow and her sister who has taken him in.
Charlotte's Web, 1h34
Directed by Iwao Takamoto, Charles August Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about spiders, Films about pigs, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Debbie Reynolds, Paul Lynde, Henry Gibson, Danny Bonaduce, Agnes Moorehead, Rex Allen
Roles Lyricist
Rating68% 3.447653.447653.447653.447653.44765
When farmer John Arable decides to "do away with" the runt of a litter of pig, his daughter Fern intervenes, telling him that it is absurd to kill it just because it is smaller than the others. John decides to spares the piglet and let Fern raise it as a pet. Fern nurtures it lovingly, naming it Wilbur. Six weeks later, Wilbur, due to being a spring pig, has matured, and John tells Fern that Wilbur has to be sold (his siblings were already sold). Fern sadly says good-bye as Wilbur is sold down the street to her uncle, Homer Zuckerman. At the farm, a goose coaxes a sullen Wilbur to speak his first words. Although delighted at this new ability, Wilbur still yearns for companionship. He attempts to get the goose to play with him, but she declines on the condition that she has to hatch her goslings. Wilbur also tries asking a rat named Templeton to play with him, but Templeton's only interests are spying, hiding, and eating. Wilbur then wants to play with a lamb, but the lamb's father says sheep do not play with pigs because it is only a matter of time before they are turned into smoked bacon and ham. Horrified at this depressing discovery, Wilbur reduces himself to tears until a mysterious voice tells him to "chin up", and wait until morning to reveal herself to him. The following morning, the voice reveals herself to be an araneus cavaticus named Charlotte living on a web overlooking Wilbur's enclosure. Charlotte tells Wilbur that she will come with a plan guaranteed to spare his life.
Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer (1973)
, 1h44
Directed by Don Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, 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% 3.2475353.2475353.2475353.2475353.247535
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
Rating70% 3.5459253.5459253.5459253.5459253.545925
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
Rating68% 3.4486953.4486953.4486953.4486953.448695
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% 3.5946753.5946753.5946753.5946753.594675
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.
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% 3.008853.008853.008853.008853.00885
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.
Four Men and a Prayer, 1h25
Directed by John Ford
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Loretta Young, Richard Greene, George Sanders, David Niven, J. Edward Bromberg, C. Aubrey Smith
Rating61% 3.051843.051843.051843.051843.05184
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.

Sound

Christopher Robin, 1h43
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Jim Cummings, Mark Gatiss, Chris O'Dowd, Nick Mohammed
Roles Songs
Rating73% 3.6512153.6512153.6512153.6512153.651215
Jean-Christophe, le petit garçon des aventures de Winnie l'ourson, est désormais adulte, marié à Evelyn et père d'une fille nommée Madeleine. Avec l'âge, Jean-Christophe a perdu toute son imagination. Winnie et ses amis Porcinet, Tigrou, Coco Lapin, Bourriquet, Maman Gourou, Petit Gourou et Maître Hibou reviennent alors dans sa vie pour l'aider à retrouver son âme d'enfant.
The Jungle Book, 1h46
Directed by Jon Favreau
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Wolves in film, Mise en scène d'un ours, Films about snakes, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, L'enfance marginalisée, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Reptile
Actors Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Neel Sethi, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, Bill Murray
Roles Songs
Rating73% 3.692813.692813.692813.692813.69281
When the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) threatens his life, Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a boy raised by wolves, leaves his jungle home and, guided by Bagheera the panther (Ben Kingsley) and the free-spirited bear Baloo (Bill Murray), sets out on a journey of self-discovery.