Robert Sherman

One half of the "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" duo who crafted more than 150 songs for Disney movies, including "A Spoonful of Sugar," Robert Sherman died March 5 at age 86. Along with his brother Richard, with whom he often squabbled, he won Oscars for Best Score and Best Song ("Chim Chim Cher-ee") for Mary Poppins, composed scores for The Jungle Book and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and penned one of the most inescapable songs on earth for the 1964 World's Fair, "It's a Small World (After All)." He had a brooding nature--during World War II he was with the troops who liberated the...

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