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Robert Bernard Sherman is a Actor, Scriptwriter, Producer and Sound American born on 19 december 1925 at New York City (USA)

Robert Bernard Sherman

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Birth name Robert Bernard Sherman
Nationality USA
Birth 19 december 1925 at New York City (USA)
Death 5 march 2012 (at 86 years) at London (United-kingdom)
Awards National Medal of Arts

Robert Bernard Sherman (December 19, 1925 – March 6, 2012) was an American songwriter who specialized in musical films with his brother Richard Morton Sherman. Some of the Sherman Brothers' best known songs were incorporated into movies and animations like Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Slipper and the Rose, Charlotte's Web and the theme park song of "It's a Small World (After All)".

Biography

Comme un signe du destin, ses parents Rosa et Al Sherman payent les frais de maternité avec un chèque de royalties reçu le même jour, celui pour la chanson Save Your Sorrow.

Dans sa jeunesse, Robert apprend et excelle dans le violon, le piano, la peinture et la poésie. Après sept années de tournée dans le pays, les Sherman s'installent en 1937 à Beverly Hills, Californie.

À seize ans, il écrit une pièce de théâtre nommée Armistice and Dedication Day qui lui permet de récolter plusieurs milliers de dollars en bons de guerre et une citation du département de la guerre. En 1943, âge de 17 ans, il obtient une permission de ses parents pour rejoindre l'armée.

Début avril 1945, il entre avec son escouade dans le camp de concentration de Dachau, et fait partie des premières troupes alliées à entrer dans le camp, les Allemands étant partis quelques heures plus tôt. Le 12 avril 1945, il est touché par une balle au genou ce qui le force à marcher avec une canne pour le reste de sa vie. Il est alors envoyé en Angleterre, à Taunton et Bournemouth, en convalescence, période qui serait le début de sa fascination pour l'Angleterre.

À son retour aux États-Unis, il étudie au Bard College dans l'État de New York et en sort diplômé en 1949 de littérature anglaise et de peinture. Il est durant cette période l'éditeur en chef du The Bardian, le journal interne, et il en profite pour finir ses deux premières nouvelles The Best Estate and Music et Candy and Painted Eggs.

En 1953, il épouse Joyce Sasner, ce qui atténue la vie de bohémien qu'il a depuis la fin de la guerre. Leur première fille Laura, naît en 1955, suivie en 1957 par Jeffrey en 1960, par Andrea et Robert en 1968.


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, Robert fonde sa 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)
(Songs)
The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
(Sound)
Mary Poppins (1964)
(Original Music Composer)
Piglet's Big Movie (2003)
(Sound)
The Tigger Movie (2000)
(Sound)
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
(Sound)

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 Robert Bernard Sherman (28 films)

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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 Pearly Banjo Player (voice) (uncredited)
Rating77% 3.8979553.8979553.8979553.8979553.897955
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
Rating57% 2.857922.857922.857922.857922.85792
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% 3.497213.497213.497213.497213.49721
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
Roles Writer
Rating55% 2.761322.761322.761322.761322.76132
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% 3.2472353.2472353.2472353.2472353.247235
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.

Producer

Oh, God! You Devil, 1h37
Directed by Paul Bogart
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy
Actors George Burns, Ted Wass, Ron Silver, Roxanne Hart, Eugene Roche, Janet Brandt
Roles Producer
Rating55% 2.753062.753062.753062.753062.75306
Burns plays the dual roles of both God and the Devil. The Devil — Harry O. Tophet — is a lively character, taking pleasure in petty acts of PG-rated malice, such as making a waiter fall into a pool.

Sound

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% 2.9513952.9513952.9513952.9513952.951395
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% 3.055333.055333.055333.055333.05533
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.
The Jungle Book 2, 1h12
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un ours, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, L'enfance marginalisée, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Haley Joel Osment, John Goodman, Mae Whitman, Bob Joles, Tony Jay, John Rhys-Davies
Rating54% 2.7093852.7093852.7093852.7093852.709385
Mowgli is living in the Man Village with the girl who lured him in, Shanti, his adopted brother Ranjan, and their parents. However, Mowgli longs to return to the fun of the jungle, and after nearly leading the other children of the village into the jungle, is punished by his adopted father for trying to lead them into danger. Meanwhile, in the jungle, Shere Khan has returned to Baloo and Bagheera's part of the jungle to exact revenge on Mowgli. Baloo sneaks into the Man Village and gets Mowgli to come with him to live in the jungle; however, unbeknownst to them, Shere Khan also infiltrated the village, only to be chased off by the village people. In the ensuing chaos of the tiger's attack, Shanti and Ranjan go into the jungle to retrieve Mowgli, believing that Baloo is a hostile animal and kidnapped the boy.
The Tigger Movie, 1h14
Directed by Jun Falkenstein
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Mise en scène d'un ours, Mise en scène d'un tigre, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Ken Sansom, Peter Cullen, Andre Stojka, Kath Soucie
Rating63% 3.1508453.1508453.1508453.1508453.150845
Tigger searches through the Hundred Acre Wood for somebody to bounce with him, but all of his friends are too busy getting ready for the coming winter. While he searches for a playmate, Tigger accidentally destroys Eeyore's house with a boulder. He later wrecks the complex pulley system that Rabbit has rigged up to remove the boulder and sends his friends flying into a mud puddle. Rabbit is furious at Tigger for destroying his Rock Remover, and the rest of Tigger's friends admit they're not quite as bouncy as he is because they aren't Tiggers. Tigger sadly wanders off on his own, wishing there was somebody else like him.
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% 2.857922.857922.857922.857922.85792
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 Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, 1h14
Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, Richard Rich, John Lounsbery, Edward Hansen
Origin USA
Genres Musical, 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, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'un ours, Mise en scène d'un tigre, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Sterling Holloway, Sebastian Cabot, John Fiedler, Junius Matthews, Paul Winchell, Barbara Luddy
Rating75% 3.799423.799423.799423.799423.79942
The film's content is derived from three previously released animated featurettes Disney produced based upon the Winnie-the-Pooh books by A. A. Milne: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966), Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968), and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (1974). Extra material used to link the three featurettes together was added to allow the stories to merge into each other.
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% 3.497213.497213.497213.497213.49721
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.