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Robert Bernard Sherman (December 19, 1925 – March 6, 2012)[1] was an American songwriter who specialized in musical films with his brother Richard Morton Sherman. According to the official Walt Disney Company website and independent fact checkers, "the Sherman Brothers were responsible for more motion picture musical song scores than any other songwriting team in film history."[2] Some of the Sherman Brothers' best known songs were incorporated into live action and animation musical films including: Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Slipper and the Rose, and Charlotte's Web. Their best-known work, however, remains the theme park song " It's a Small World
It's a Small World
(After All)". According to Time.com, this song is the most performed song of all time.[3][4]

Contents

1 Early life 2 World War II

2.1 United States
United States
Military Service medals[8] 2.2 United States
United States
Military Qualification Badges[8]

3 Education 4 Songwriting career 5 Personal life

5.1 Marriage and family 5.2 Painting
Painting
and other artistry

6 Achievements, honors, tributes

6.1 Robert B. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
Scholarship 6.2 Artistic tributes

7 List of works

7.1 Major film scores 7.2 Motion picture screenplays 7.3 Stage musicals 7.4 Theme park
Theme park
songs

8 Professional awards

8.1 Academy Awards 8.2 Annie Awards 8.3 BAFTA Awards 8.4 BMI 8.5 Christopher Award 8.6 Disney 8.7 Golden Globes 8.8 Golden Videocassette Award 8.9 Grammy
Grammy
Awards 8.10 Laurel Awards 8.11 Moscow Film Festival 8.12 National Medal of Arts 8.13 Olivier Awards 8.14 Songwriters Hall of Fame 8.15 Theatre Museum Award 8.16 Variety Club Awards 8.17 Walk of Fame

9 See also 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External links

Early life[edit] Robert Bernard Sherman was born on December 19, 1925, in New York City, to Russian Jewish immigrants, Rosa (Dancis) and Al Sherman.[5] Al Sherman, a songwriter, paid for Robert's hospital delivery costs with a royalty check that had arrived that day for the song "Save Your Sorrow". His brother and later songwriting partner, Richard, was born in 1928. Sherman's father later became a well known Tin Pan Alley songwriter.[6] As a youth, Robert Sherman excelled in intellectual pursuits, taking up the violin and piano, painting and writing poetry. Following seven years of frequent cross-country moves, the Shermans finally settled down in Beverly Hills, California. Some of the primary schools Robert attended in Manhattan included PS 241 and the Ethical Culture Fieldston School; in California, the El Rodeo School.[7] Throughout his years at Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills
High School, he wrote and produced radio and stage programs for which he won much acclaim. At age 16, he wrote Armistice and Dedication Day, a stage play centered on contemporary 1940s Americans that showed how their lives were inextricably changed following the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. The play yielded thousands of dollars for War Bonds
War Bonds
and earned a special citation from the War Department.[8][9] World War II[edit] In 1943, Sherman obtained permission from his parents to join the army a year early, at age 17. On April 12, 1945, Sherman was shot in the knee, forcing him to walk with a cane for the rest of his life.[10] For being wounded during battle, Sherman was awarded the Purple Heart medal. Other medals received by Sherman for service to his country were the Combat Infantryman Badge, two Battle Stars for his European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, an American Campaign Medal, a World War II Victory Medal, and a Good Conduct Medal. In addition, Sherman was also awarded several Army Weapons Qualifications badges including a " Sharpshooter
Sharpshooter
badge" with bars for both rifle and submachine gun; a " Marksman
Marksman
Badge" for carbine and an "Expert Badge" for rifle and grenade.[8] While recuperating from his knee injury in Taunton
Taunton
and Bournemouth
Bournemouth
in England, Sherman first became curious about British culture, reading anything he could find on the subject. Once back on his feet, Sherman met and became friends with many British citizens, attaining first-hand knowledge of the United Kingdom, its customs and people.[11] Years later, Sherman credited this time in his life as the origin of his fascination with England, believing that it proved an invaluable resource to his songwriting career. Many of his best-known works center around English stories, authors and subject matter.

United States
United States
Military Service medals[8][edit]

Purple Heart

European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

American Campaign Medal

Army Good Conduct Medal

World War II Victory Medal

United States
United States
Military Qualification Badges[8][edit]

Education[edit] On his return to the United States, Sherman attended Bard College
Bard College
in upstate New York where he majored in English Literature
English Literature
and painting. Sherman also served as the editor-in-chief of The Bardian which is the campus newspaper. At Bard, Sherman completed his first two novels, The Best Estate and Music, Candy and Painted Eggs. He graduated in the class of 1949.[12] On May 12, 1990, Sherman received an honorary doctorate from Lincoln College.[13] Songwriting career[edit] Within two years, Sherman and his brother Richard began writing songs together on a challenge from their father, Al Sherman, a successful popular songwriter in the "Tin Pan Alley" days ("No! No! A Thousand Times No!!", "You Gotta Be a Football Hero").[14] In 1958, Sherman founded the music publishing company, Music World Corporation, which later worked with Disney's BMI publishing arm, Wonderland Music Company.[15] That same year, the Sherman Brothers
Sherman Brothers
had their first Top Ten hit with "Tall Paul", which was sung by Annette Funicello. The success of this song attracted the attention of Walt Disney who eventually hired the Sherman Brothers
Sherman Brothers
as Staff Songwriters for Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Studios.[16] While at Disney, the Sherman Brothers wrote what is perhaps their most recognized song: "It's a Small World (After All)" for the 1964 New York World's Fair. In 1965, the Sherman Brothers
Sherman Brothers
won 2 Academy Awards
Academy Awards
for Mary Poppins – Best Original Score, which included "Feed The Birds", "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"; and Best Original Song, "Chim Chim Cher-ee".[17] Since Mary Poppins' premiere, Robert B. Sherman subsequently earned 9 Academy Award
Academy Award
nominations, 2 Grammy
Grammy
Awards, 4 Grammy
Grammy
Award nominations and 23 gold and platinum albums.[18] Robert and Richard Sherman worked directly for Walt Disney
Walt Disney
until Disney's death in 1966. After leaving the company, the brothers worked freelance as songwriters on scores of motion pictures, television shows, theme park exhibits and stage musicals. Their first non-Disney assignment came with Albert R. Broccoli's motion picture production Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
in 1968 which garnered the brothers their third Academy Award
Academy Award
Nomination. In 1973, the Sherman Brothers
Sherman Brothers
made history by becoming the only Americans ever to win First Prize at the Moscow Film Festival
Moscow Film Festival
for Tom Sawyer for which they also authored the screenplay.[18] The Slipper and the Rose
The Slipper and the Rose
was picked to be the Royal Command Performance of the year and was attended by Queen Elizabeth. A modern musical adaptation of the classic Cinderella story, Slipper also features both song-score and screenplay by the Sherman Brothers. That same year the Sherman Brothers
Sherman Brothers
received their star on the Hollywood "Walk of Fame" directly across from Grauman's Chinese Theater.[19] Their numerous other Disney and Non-Disney top box office film credits include The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book
(1967), The Aristocats
The Aristocats
(1970), The Parent Trap (1961), The Parent Trap (1998), Charlotte's Web (1973), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh
(1977), Snoopy, Come Home
Snoopy, Come Home
(1972), Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
(1971) and Little Nemo: Adventures In Slumberland (1992). Outside the motion picture realm, their Tony-nominated Over Here! (1974)[20] was the biggest-grossing original Broadway Musical of that year. The Sherman Brothers
Sherman Brothers
have also written numerous top selling songs including "You're Sixteen", which holds the distinction of reaching Billboard's Top Ten twice; first with Johnny Burnette in 1960 and then with Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr
fourteen years later.[21] Other top-ten hits include, "Pineapple Princess", "Let's Get Together" and more.

Original London
London
cast - "Janes and Michaels". Left to right (Front): Poppy Lee Friar, Jack Montgomery, Perry Millward, Harry Stott, Ben Watton, Jake Catterall, Nicola Bowman. Left to right (BACK): Charlotte Spencer, Faye Spittlehouse, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Robert B. Sherman. (Photo Date: 19 July 2004)

In 2000, the Sherman Brothers
Sherman Brothers
wrote the song score for Disney's blockbuster film: The Tigger Movie (2000). This film marked the brothers' first major motion picture for the Disney company in over 28 years.[22] In 2002 the stage musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
premiered in London. It was the most successful stage show ever produced at the London Palladium, boasting the longest run in that century-old theatre's history. In early 2005 a second Chitty company premiered on Broadway (New York City) at the Foxwoods Theatre
Foxwoods Theatre
(then the Hilton Theatre). The Sherman Brothers
Sherman Brothers
wrote an additional six songs specifically for the new stage productions.[23] In 2002, Sherman moved from Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills
to London, England, where he continued to write and paint. In 2003, four Sherman Brothers' musicals ranked in the "Top 10 Favorite Children's Films of All Time" in a (British) nationwide poll reported by the BBC. The Jungle Book (1967)_ranked at #7, Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
(1964) ranked at #8, The Aristocats (1970) ranked at #9 and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
(1968) topped the list at #1.[24] A new Disney and Cameron Mackintosh
Cameron Mackintosh
production of Mary Poppins: The Stage Musical made its world premiere at the Prince Edward Theatre
Prince Edward Theatre
in December 2004 and features the Sherman Brothers
Sherman Brothers
classic songs.[25] In June 2005, Robert B. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame with his brother. Also in June 2005, a tribute was paid to Robert B. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
at the Théâtre de Vevey in Vevey, Switzerland
Vevey, Switzerland
by the Ballet Romand.[26] Chitty opened on Broadway in 2005 and commenced its first full UK tour in December 2005 with subsequent tours and/or tour dates in each year since. Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
opened on Broadway in 2006.[27] In 2008 Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
embarked on a UK tour as well as a world tour beginning in Göteborg, Sweden. Chitty embarked on a tour of 29 cities in the U.S. which ended in 2009. Personal life[edit] Marriage and family[edit] Sherman married Joyce Ruth Sasner in 1953. Their marriage moderated what had become Sherman's bohemian lifestyle in the years following the war. Their first child, Laurie, was born in 1955, followed by Jeffrey in 1957, Andrea in 1960 and later, Robert in 1968. The Shermans would have five grandchildren.[28] While at Disney, the Sherman Brothers
Sherman Brothers
wrote what is perhaps their most recognized song: " It's a Small World
It's a Small World
(After All)" for the 1964 New York World's Fair.[16] In 2002, Sherman moved from Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills
to London, England; his brother, Richard, remained in California. The geographical separation, however, did not impede their collaborative process. They credited this to the availability of technology in the way fax machines, email and low-cost international telephone service. Also, both brothers travelled between Los Angeles, New York and London
London
frequently which also facilitated their work. After Sherman's relocation, he and his brother continued to collaborate on various musical plays as well as a feature, animated, film musical which incorporates their original story, song score and screenplay. Robert Sherman died in London
London
on March 6, 2012, from an age-related illness at the age of 86.[1] His wife Joyce Sherman, preceded him in death by eleven years in 2001. A public memorial service and funeral was held for Sherman on March 9, 2012, at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary in Culver City.[7] Painting
Painting
and other artistry[edit]

Sherman dedicating a print of his painting, "Sacrifice" (Behind) to the Western Marble Arch Synagogue
Western Marble Arch Synagogue
in London
London
in 2004. Officiating was Dr. Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the British Empire and Commonwealth.

A lesser known aspect of Sherman's life was his painting which he had done since 1941 and kept private (except from his family and close friends)[29] until 2002. Sherman studied painting while attending Bard College, receiving a double degree in both Painting
Painting
and English Literature. Sherman has worked in various visual arts media, including clay and metal sculpture, but his main focus was oil painting throughout the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s until he switched to acrylics in the mid-1960s, and stuck to that medium. In April 2002, an exhibition of Sherman's paintings was held in London, England, at Thompsons' Gallery on Marylebone High Street. This marked the first public exhibition of his paintings since he started painting in 1941. Sherman subsequently exhibited his paintings in Florida and California. A series of Limited Edition Giclées of Sherman's art were also published at this time on both canvas and paper. Sherman's paintings which have appeared at the various exhibitions include: "On Route 9G" (c. 1949), "Self Portrait" (1970), "San Francisco (1970)", "Moses" (1977), "Carousel In The Country" (1982), "From the Dining Room (1982)", "Sacrifice" (1983), "Florid Window" (1984), "Geisha (1986)", "Fine Four Fendered Friend (2002)" and "Park Lane" (2003).[30] On March 4, 2007, Sherman and his younger son, Robbie, donated limited edition prints of "Moses" and "Sacrifice" to the Giffnock Synagogue
Giffnock Synagogue
in Glasgow, Scotland.[31] Sherman also worked in metal sculpture, wrote poetry and short stories from an early age. Achievements, honors, tributes[edit]

The Sherman Brothers
Sherman Brothers
receive the National Medal of Arts
National Medal of Arts
at The White House on November 17, 2008, (left to right: Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman and U.S. President
U.S. President
George W. Bush)[32]

In 2000, the Sherman Brothers
Sherman Brothers
wrote the award-winning score to The Tigger Movie which achieved number one status in both theatrical box office and video sales. The Sherman Brothers' classic motion picture, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was adapted into a London
London
West End Musical in 2002 and premiered at the London
London
Palladium on April 16, 2002, featuring many new songs and a reworked score by both Sherman Brothers. It was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best New Musical.[33] The Sherman Brothers each received the "Musical Theatre Award" from the Variety Club of Great Britain that year as well for Chitty.[34] Chitty finished a record breaking, three and a half year run at the Palladium becoming the longest running show in the theatre's century long history.[35] 2004 saw the premiere of Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
on the stage. In 2005, Poppins was nominated for nine Olivier Awards. In 2005 Chitty went to Broadway and was nominated for 9 Tonys
Tonys
and also began its nationwide (UK) tour. On June 9, 2005, Sherman was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside Bill Withers, Steve Cropper, John Fogerty, Isaac Hayes, David Porter and his brother, Richard M. Sherman.[36] On November 16, 2006, the Cameron Mackintosh/Disney production of Mary Poppins made its Broadway premiere at the New Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Theater featuring the Sherman Brothers’ classic songs.[37] During a London
London
press junket promoting the 40th anniversary DVD rerelease of The Jungle Book, Robert and Richard Sherman were witnessed by press working on a new song for Inkas in the same Brown's Hotel room where The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book
was originally penned by the British writer, Rudyard Kipling, over a hundred years earlier.[38]

In February, 2008 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
began a second UK tour.[39] In 2008 and 2009, Poppins premiered in numerous cities throughout the world including: Stockholm, Copenhagen, Budapest, Toronto, Shanghai, Sydney, Johannesburg, Amsterdam, Buenos Aires, São Paulo and Helsinki. Full UK and US tours of Poppins are also scheduled to commence in 2008 and 2009 respectively.[40] On November 17, 2008, Robert and Richard Sherman were awarded the National Medal of Arts
National Medal of Arts
at the White House
White House
by President George W. Bush in the East Room. The National Medal of Arts
National Medal of Arts
is an award and title created by the Congress of the United States
United States
in 1984, for the purpose of honoring artists and patrons of the arts. It is the highest honor conferred to an individual artist on behalf of the people. Honorees are selected by the National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
(NEA), and ceremoniously presented the award by the President of the United States.[32] In May 2009, a documentary called The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story was released. In October 2009, Disney released a 59 track, two CD compendium of their work for the studio spanning forty-two years. The CD is entitled "The Sherman Brothers
Sherman Brothers
Songbook".[41] On March 11, 2010 the Sherman Brothers
Sherman Brothers
were presented with a Window on Mainstreet Disneyland
Disneyland
in Anaheim, California
Anaheim, California
in honor of their contribution to Disney theme parks. On May 17, 2010 the "Career Achievement Award" at The Theatre Museum's 2010 Awards Gala.[42] On May 21, 2011, the Sherman Brothers
Sherman Brothers
were each awarded honorary doctorate degrees in Fine Arts from their alma mater, Bard College. This was Robert's second honorary doctorate. His first was granted by Lincoln College on May 12, 1990.[43]

Robert B. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
Scholarship[edit] In 2005, Robert Sherman established an annual scholarship award in his name through the BMI Foundation.[44] The awardee is chosen by BMI's Lehman Engel program with some consultation with Sherman. The first awardee was announced in November 2006. Awardees are chosen for their excellence in musical comedy songwriting with an emphasis on lyric writing.[44] Following is a list of the annual winners since the award's inception:

2006 - Andrew Nellessen 2007 - Michael Mitnick[45] 2008 - (No Award This Year) 2009 - Jeffrey Simno 2010 - Andy Roninson[46]

Artistic tributes[edit] In 2013, Moose: Chapters From My Life, Sherman's autobiography, was edited by his son Robert J. Sherman
Robert J. Sherman
and was published by AuthorHouse Publishers. The book was acknowledged in the credits of the film Saving Mr. Banks[47] which also features actors playing the Sherman Brothers. B. J. Novak
B. J. Novak
portrayed Robert Sherman in the film.[48] Marking the official UK book launch for Moose, Robert J. Sherman
Robert J. Sherman
wrote and emceed a two-night cabaret called A Spoonful of Sherman
A Spoonful of Sherman
which premiered at the St. James Theatre in London, England
England
on January 6, 2014.[49] The show was billed as "A Celebration of the Life, Times and Songs of Robert B. Sherman" and was received extremely well by the crowd and the critics alike.[50][51] The show took on a life of its own, subsequently enjoying a "sold out" return engagement later in the year at the same venue. The Original Cast Recording, double CD was produced by Nicholas Lloyd Webber and released by SimG Records
SimG Records
in 2015.[52][53] In 2017 A Spoonful of Sherman
A Spoonful of Sherman
was revived, playing at the venue, "Live At Zédel" in London.[54][55][56][57] On December 20, 2017, the launch of the A Spoonful of Sherman
A Spoonful of Sherman
UK/Ireland tour was announced with previews beginning on February 14, 2018 at the EM Forester Theatre in Tonbridge, Kent. Cast members for the tour include Sophie-Louise Dann, Mark Read, Glen Facey, Jenna Innes and Ben Stock.[58][59] List of works[edit] Major film scores[edit]

The Parent Trap, 1961 In Search of the Castaways, 1962 Summer Magic, 1963 The Sword in the Stone, 1963 Big Red, 1963 Mary Poppins, 1964 That Darn Cat!, 1965 The Happiest Millionaire, 1967 The Jungle Book, 1967 The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, 1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 1968 The Aristocats, 1970 Bedknobs and Broomsticks, 1971 Snoopy, Come Home, 1972 Charlotte's Web, 1973 Tom Sawyer, 1973 Huckleberry Finn, 1974 The Slipper and the Rose, 1976 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, 1977 The Magic of Lassie, 1978 Magic Journeys, 1982 Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh
and a Day For Eeyore, 1983 Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, 1992 The Mighty Kong, 1998 Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving, 1999 The Tigger Movie, 2000 The Jungle Book, 2016[60]

Motion picture screenplays[edit]

A Symposium on Popular Songs (uncredited), 1962 Mary Poppins, 1964 (*treatment only, uncredited) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1973 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1974 The Slipper and the Rose, 1976 The Magic of Lassie, 1978 Blue Echoes, 1982 (*unproduced) Ferdinand the Bull, 1986 (*TV screenplay) Inkas the Ramferinkas, 2013 (announced)

Stage musicals[edit]

Victory Canteen, 1971 (Ivar Theatre, L.A.) Over Here!, 1974 (Broadway, NY) Dawgs, 1983 (Variety Arts Center, L.A.) Busker Alley, 1995 (U.S. Tour) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 2002 (London) Mary Poppins, 2004 (London) On the Record 2004-5 (U.S. Tour) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 2005 (Broadway, NY) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 2005 (UK Tour) Busker Alley, 2006 (Broadway, NY - *one night only) Mary Poppins, 2006 (Broadway, NY) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 2007 (Singapore) Mary Poppins, 2008 (UK Tour) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 2008 (Second UK Tour) Mary Poppins, 2008 (Stockholm) Mary Poppins, 2009 (US Tour) Mary Poppins, 2009 (Copenhagen) Mary Poppins, 2009 (Budapest) Mary Poppins, 2009 (Shanghai) Mary Poppins, 2010 (Australia) Mary Poppins, 2009 (South Africa) Mary Poppins, 2009 (Amsterdam) Mary Poppins, 2009 (Helsinki) Summer Magic, 2012 (Morristown, Tennessee) The Jungle Book, 2013 (Chicago, Illinois) The Jungle Book, 2013 (Boston, Massachusetts) A Spoonful of Sherman, 2014 (London) Mary Poppins, 2015 (Vienna, Austria) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 2015–16 (UK Tour) Mary Poppins, 2015–16 (UK Tour) A Spoonful of Sherman, 2017 (London) A Spoonful of Sherman, 2018 (UK/Ireland Tour)

Theme park
Theme park
songs[edit]

There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow for Carousel of Progress Miracles from Molecules for Adventure Thru Inner Space One Little Spark
One Little Spark
for Journey Into Imagination The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
(attraction) "it's a small world (after all)" for the 1964 New York World's Fair attraction Pepsi Presents WALT DISNEY'S "it's a small world" - a Salute to UNICEF and the World's Children then adapted to each Disney Park installation of "it's a small world". "The Astuter Computer Revue" for the 1982 premiere of the CommuniCore Exhibit at EPCOT. Magic Highways for Rocket Rods Makin' Memories for Magic Journeys The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room for Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room "We Meet the World with Love" and Meet the World for the same exhibit in Tokyo Disneyland

Professional awards[edit] Academy Awards[edit]

1965 Won Academy Award
Academy Award
in the category of "Best Original Song" for "Chim Chim Cher-ee" from Mary Poppins 1965 Won Academy Award
Academy Award
in the category of "Best Music, Score - Substantially Original" for Mary Poppins 1969 Nominated Academy Award
Academy Award
in the category of "Best Original Song" for "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1972 Nominated Academy Award
Academy Award
in the category of "Best Music, Original Song" for "The Age of Not Believing" from Bedknobs & Broomsticks 1972 Nominated Academy Award
Academy Award
in the category of "Best Music, Scoring Adaptation and Original Song Score" for Bedknobs & Broomsticks 1974 Nominated Academy Award
Academy Award
in the category of "Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score And/Or Adaptation" for Tom Sawyer 1978 Nominated Academy Award
Academy Award
in the category of "Best Music, Original Song" for " The Slipper and the Rose
The Slipper and the Rose
Waltz" from The Slipper and the Rose 1978 Nominated Academy Award
Academy Award
in the category of "Best Music, Original Song Score & Its Adaptation Or Best Adaptation Score" for The Slipper and the Rose 1979 Nominated Academy Award
Academy Award
in the category of "Best Music, Original Song" for "When You're Loved" from The Magic of Lassie

Annie Awards[edit]

2000 Nominated Annie in the category of "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production" for the song "Round My Family Tree" from The Tigger Movie 2003 "Winsor McCay Award" for lifetime achievement and contribution to animation

BAFTA Awards[edit]

1977 Nominated "Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music" for The Slipper and the Rose

BMI[edit]

1977 "Pioneer Award" awarded in Los Angeles, California. 1991 "Lifetime Achievement Award" awarded at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

Christopher Award[edit]

1964 "Christopher Award" for "Best Original Song Score" for Mary Poppins 1973 "Christopher Award" for "Best Original Song Score" for Tom Sawyer

Disney[edit]

1985 "Mousecar" awarded at the Hollywood Bowl
Hollywood Bowl
in Hollywood, California in front of 20 thousand people. 1990 "Disney Legends" awarded at the Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Studios in Burbank, California. 2010 Main Street, U.S.A.
Main Street, U.S.A.
Window presented at Disneyland
Disneyland
in Anaheim, California in honor of the Sherman Brothers' contribution to Disney theme parks.

Golden Globes[edit]

1965 Nominated Golden Globe
Golden Globe
in the category of "Best Original Score" for Mary Poppins 1969 Nominated Golden Globe
Golden Globe
in the category of "Best Original Score" for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1969 Nominated Golden Globe
Golden Globe
in the category of "Best Original Song" for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1974 Nominated Golden Globe
Golden Globe
in the category of "Best Original Score" for Tom Sawyer 1977 Nominated Golden Globe
Golden Globe
in the category of "Best Original Score" for The Slipper and the Rose

Golden Videocassette Award[edit]

1984 Best Selling Video Cassette (of all time) for Mary Poppins

Grammy
Grammy
Awards[edit]

1965 Won Grammy
Grammy
in the category of "Best Original Score for a Motion Picture or Television Show" for Mary Poppins 1965 Won Grammy
Grammy
in the category of "Best Recording for Children" for Mary Poppins 1966 Nominated Grammy
Grammy
in the category of "Best Recording for Children" for Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh
and the Honey Tree 1968 Nominated Grammy
Grammy
in the category of "Best Recording for Children" for The Jungle Book 1970 Nominated Grammy
Grammy
in the category of "Best Recording for Children" for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1971 Nominated Grammy
Grammy
in the category of "Best Recording for Children" for The Aristocats 1973 Nominated Grammy
Grammy
in the category of "Best Original Score for a Children's Show" for Snoopy Come Home 1974 Nominated Grammy
Grammy
in the category of "Best Original Score for a Musical Show" for Over Here! 1975 Won Grammy
Grammy
in the category of "Best Recording for Children" for Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh
and Tigger Too

Laurel Awards[edit]

1965 Won "Golden Laurel" in the category of "Best Song" "Chim Chim Cher-ee" for Mary Poppins 1965 2nd Place "Golden Laurel" in the category of Music Men" 1966 3rd place "Golden Laurel" in the category of "Best Song" "That Darn Cat!" for That Darn Cat!

Moscow Film Festival[edit]

1973 First Place Award in the category of "Best Music" for Tom Sawyer

National Medal of Arts[edit]

2008 National Medal of Arts
National Medal of Arts
awarded to Richard and Robert Sherman on November 17, 2008, at the White House
White House
by President George W. Bush. This is the highest honor the United States
United States
Government bestows on artists.[61]

Olivier Awards[edit]

2002 Nominated "Best Musical" for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Songwriters Hall of Fame[edit]

2005 induction at the Marriott Hotel on Times Square in New York City.

Theatre Museum Award[edit]

2010 Career Achievement Award presented on May 17, 2010, at The Players Club in New York City.

Variety Club Awards[edit]

2003 Won "Best Musical" for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Walk of Fame[edit]

1976 A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Walk of Fame
awarded to "Richard & Robert Sherman" on November 17, 1976, located at 6914 Hollywood Blvd.

See also[edit]

United States
United States
Army portal

Music World Armistice and Dedication Day Walt's Time: from before to beyond Moose: Chapters From My Life

References[edit]

^ a b Robert B. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
IMDB.com Profile>[1] ^ DeMichele, Thomas (March 4, 2016). "The Sherman Brothers
Sherman Brothers
Wrote More Film Scores Than Any Songwriting Team: FACT". factmyth.com.  ^ Corliss, Richard (April 30, 2014). "Is This the Most Played Song in Music History?". time.com. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) ^ Kubersky, Seth (January 7, 2014). "Fact-Checking Saving Mr. Banks with Disney Historian Jim Korkis". orlandoweekly.com. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) ^ " Robert B. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
- Joyce R. Sherman Marriage Certificate". California, County Marriages. familysearch.org. Retrieved January 30, 2016.  ^ Songwriters Hall of Fame: Al Sherman, Hall of Fame website. ^ a b Freedland, Mark. "Robert Sherman obituary" The Guardian, March 6, 2012 ^ a b c d "World War II Honoree: Robert Bernard Sherman". World War II Registry. National World War II Memorial. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved June 16, 2011.  ^ Sherman, Robert B.
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(1998). Walt's Time: from before to beyond. Santa Clarita: Camphor Tree Publishers. pp. 109, 112–115.  ^ Sherman, Robert B.
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"The Longest Years" in Walt's Time: From Before To Beyond. Santa Clarita, CA: Camphor Tree Publishers, 1998, pp. 112-113. ^ Robert B. Sherman's autobiography, MOOSE, Mouse Clubhouse. ^ Sherman, Robert B.
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"A Couple of Young Bards" in Walt's Time: From Before To Beyond. Santa Clarita, CA: Camphor Tree Publishers, 1998, pp. 114-115. ^ Sherman, Robert B.
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"My Time (part 4)" in Moose: Chapters from My Life. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse Publishers, 2013, pg. 349. ^ Sherman, Robert B.
Sherman, Robert B.
"Al's Time" in Walt's Time: From Before To Beyond. Santa Clarita, CA: Camphor Tree Publishers, 1998, pg. 119. ^ Sherman, Robert B., "'Green Lights On Dopey Drive" in Moose: Chapters From My Life, p. 367 ^ a b Hutchinson, Lydia (August 29, 2014). "The Sherman Brothers". Performing Songwriter.  ^ " Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
– Soundtrack". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 31, 2016.  ^ a b "The Society of Composers & Lyricists". Ambassador Program.  ^ "Clients". stellarichards.com. February 11, 2011.  ^ " Robert B. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
– Profile". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved March 31, 2016.  ^ DeRiso, Nick (July 7, 2015). "Ringo Starr's 10 Most Historic Moments". Ultimate Classic Rock.  ^ TV Ropes: The Sherman Brothers, TVropes.org. ^ Leitch, Luke (May 17, 2005). "Chitty Chitty Bye Bye". The Standard.  ^ "New Release: The Slipper and the Rose". davidspicer.com.au. February 9, 2009.  ^ Billington, Michael (November 16, 2006). "Mary Poppins". The Guardian.  ^ Admin (June 18, 2005). "Splendide Spectacle du Youth Ballet Au Théâtre Samedi 18 Juin 2005". vevey.ch.  ^ "Mary Poppins". playbill.com. November 16, 2006.  ^ Scalzo, Lisa (March 6, 2012). "Oscar®-Winning 'Mary Poppins' Songwriter Robert B. Sherman, of the Legendary Sherman Brothers, Dies in London
London
at Age 86". reuters.com.  ^ Sherman, Robert B.
Sherman, Robert B.
"And It's All Me Own Work, From Me Own Memory..." in Walt's Time: From Before To Beyond. Santa Clarita, CA: Camphor Tree Publishers, 1998, pg. 210-211. ^ The Art of Robert Sherman ^ "Robert Sherman Evening at Giffnock Shul, Glasgow". giffnockshul.co.uk. March 4, 2007.  ^ a b " National Medal of Arts
National Medal of Arts
2008". arts.gov. Retrieved December 1, 2008.  ^ Admin (June 1, 2015). "Olivier Winners 2003". olivierawards.com.  ^ Desk (January 2, 2004). "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". Evening Standard.  ^ Fox, Mark (January 1, 2016). " London
London
Palladium History". reallyusefultheatres.co.uk.  ^ Songwriters Hall of Fame: Robert B. Sherman, Hall of Fame website. ^ Gans, Andrew (March 3, 2013). "Broadway's Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
Flies Out Of New Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Theatre March 3". playbill.com.  ^ A Chat with The Aristocats
The Aristocats
composer, Richard Sherman of the Sherman Brothers - DVD ^ Admin (April 27, 2015). " Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
2005–2010 Tour Dates". thisistheatre.com. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.  ^ Smith, Alistair (October 12, 2007). " Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
to Launch Tour from Theatre Royal, Plymouth". thestage.co.uk.  ^ Admin (September 15, 2009). "The Sherman Brothers
Sherman Brothers
Songbook". allmusic.com.  ^ BWW News Desk (April 5, 2010). "The Theatre Museum Awards Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, Held 5/10". broadwayworld.com. Archived from the original on September 6, 2008.  ^ Sherman, "My Time (part 4)" in Moose: Chapters From My Life, p. 349 ^ a b Robert Sherman Scholarship for students studying musical theatre, BMI. ^ Yale School Of Drama Student Wins BMI Foundation’s Robert Sherman Scholarship, BMI. ^ BMI Foundation Names Andy Roninson Recipient of Robert Sherman Scholarship, BMI. ^ " AuthorHouse publishes Hollywood legendary songwriter's memoirs". AuthorHouse. Archived from the original on December 24, 2013.  ^ " Saving Mr. Banks
Saving Mr. Banks
- Credits". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved December 19, 2014.  ^ Anderson, Gemma (April 21, 2014). "Review: A Spoonful of Sherman, St James Theatre". ayoungertheatre.com.  ^ Honoré, Patrick. " A Spoonful of Sherman
A Spoonful of Sherman
– St James Studio Theatre" Musical Theatre Review, January 19, 2014 ^ Davis, Clive. " A Spoonful of Sherman
A Spoonful of Sherman
at the St. James Theatre, SW1" The Times, January 15, 2014 ^ BWW News Desk (July 9, 2015). "A Spoonful of Sherman: Original London
London
Cast Recording Out Next Week". broadwayworld.com.  ^ "SimG Records: A Spoonful of Sherman: Original Cast Recording". simgproductions.com. Retrieved March 27, 2016.  ^ Hanks-Farmer, Caroline. " A Spoonful of Sherman
A Spoonful of Sherman
– Live at The Zedel until 20th August". Carns Theatre Passion. Retrieved 15 August 2017.  ^ "A Spoonful of Sherman". Live At Zedel (2017).  ^ Hewis, Ben (13 June 2017). "Casting announced for A Spoonful of Sherman at Live at Zedel". What's On Stage. Retrieved 25 July 2017.  ^ News Desk (14 June 2017). "Cast Announced For A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN Live at Zédel". West End Wilma. Retrieved 25 July 2017.  ^ BWW News Desk (December 20, 2017). " Sherman Brothers
Sherman Brothers
Musical to Tour UK". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 22 December 2017.  ^ Cheesman, Neil (December 20, 2017). "First Tour Dates Announced for A Spoonful of Sherman". London
London
Theatre 1. Retrieved 22 December 2017. Robert J Sherman, son of Robert B. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
and a successful composer in his own right brings the utterly compelling story of one family’s century-long, award-winning musical journey to UK audiences in 2018.  ^ Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY (5 April 2016). "For new 'Jungle Book,' a classic tune got fresh lyrics". USA TODAY.  ^ Garreau, Joel."Stan Lee, Olivia de Havilland Win Medal of Arts Honors",Washington Post, November 17, 2008

Further reading[edit]

Sherman, Robert B.
Sherman, Robert B.
Moose: Chapters From My Life. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse Publishers, 2013. Sherman, Robert B.
Sherman, Robert B.
Walt's Time: from before to beyond. Santa Clarita: Camphor Tree Publishers, 1998. Greene, Katherine and Richard. Inside The Dream: The Personal Story of Walt Disney. New York: Disney Editions, 2001. Peterson, Monique. Disney's The Little Big Book of Pooh. New York: Disney Editions, 2002. Tietyen, David. The Musical World of Walt Disney. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation, 1990.

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The Sherman Brothers

Richard M. Sherman Robert B. Sherman

Motion pictures

The Parent Trap (1961) The Absent-Minded Professor
The Absent-Minded Professor
(1961) Greyfriars Bobby (1961) Bon Voyage! (1962) A Symposium on Popular Songs (1962) In Search of the Castaways (1962) Big Red (1962) Moon Pilot
Moon Pilot
(1962) Summer Magic
Summer Magic
(1963) The Sword in the Stone (1963) The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
(1964) The Moon-Spinners
The Moon-Spinners
(1964) Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
(1964) Those Calloways
Those Calloways
(1965) The Monkey's Uncle (1965) That Darn Cat!
That Darn Cat!
(1965) Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh
and the Honey Tree (1966) Follow Me Boys
Follow Me Boys
(1966) The Happiest Millionaire
The Happiest Millionaire
(1967) The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book
(1967) The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
(1967) The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band
(1968) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
(1968) Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh
and the Blustery Day (1968) The Aristocats
The Aristocats
(1970) Goldilocks (1971) Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
(1971) Snoopy, Come Home
Snoopy, Come Home
(1972) Charlotte's Web (1973) Tom Sawyer (1973) Huckleberry Finn (1974) Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh
and Tigger Too (1974) The Slipper and the Rose
The Slipper and the Rose
(1976) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
(1977) The Magic of Lassie
The Magic of Lassie
(1978) Magic Journeys (1982) Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh
and a Day for Eeyore (1983) Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1992) The Mighty Kong
The Mighty Kong
(1998) Seasons of Giving
Seasons of Giving
(1999) The Tigger Movie (2000)

Stage musicals and musical revues

Victory Canteen (1971) Over Here!
Over Here!
(1974) Dawgs (1983) The Slipper and the Rose
The Slipper and the Rose
(1984) Busker Alley (1994) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
(2002) On the Record (2004) Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
(2004) Merry-Go-Round workshop (2007) A Spoonful of Sherman
A Spoonful of Sherman
(2014)

Theme park attractions

Golden Horseshoe Revue (1955) King Arthur Carrousel
King Arthur Carrousel
(1955) Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
(1963) It's a Small World
It's a Small World
(1966) Adventure Thru Inner Space
Adventure Thru Inner Space
(1967) Main Street Electrical Parade
Main Street Electrical Parade
(1972) America Sings
America Sings
(1974) Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
Carousel of Progress
(1975) America on Parade (1975) CommuniCore
CommuniCore
(1982) Imagination! (1982) Magic Journeys (1982) The World Showcase
World Showcase
March (1982) Japan (Epcot)
Japan (Epcot)
(1982) Journey into Imagination (1983) Meet the World (1983) Innoventions (1998) Rocket Rods
Rocket Rods
(1998) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
(1999) Disneyland
Disneyland
Forever (2015)

Books

Walt's Time: from before to beyond (1998) Moose: Chapters From My Life (2013)

Related

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009) Saving Mr. Banks
Saving Mr. Banks
(2013) The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book
(2016)

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Song

1934–1940

"The Continental"

Music: Con Conrad Lyrics: Herb Magidson (1934)

"Lullaby of Broadway"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Al Dubin (1935)

"The Way You Look Tonight"

Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Dorothy Fields
Dorothy Fields
(1936)

"Sweet Leilani"

Music and lyrics: Harry Owens
Harry Owens
(1937)

"Thanks for the Memory"

Music: Ralph Rainger Lyrics: Leo Robin (1938)

"Over the Rainbow"

Music: Harold Arlen Lyrics: E. Y. Harburg (1939)

"When You Wish Upon a Star"

Music: Leigh Harline Lyrics: Ned Washington (1940)

1941–1950

"The Last Time I Saw Paris"

Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
(1941)

"White Christmas"

Music and lyrics: Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
(1942)

"You'll Never Know"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Mack Gordon
Mack Gordon
(1943)

"Swinging on a Star"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Johnny Burke (1944)

"It Might as Well Be Spring"

Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
(1945)

"On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1946)

"Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah"

Music: Allie Wrubel Lyrics: Ray Gilbert (1947)

"Buttons and Bows"

Music: Jay Livingston Lyrics: Ray Evans (1948)

"Baby, It's Cold Outside"

Music and lyrics: Frank Loesser
Frank Loesser
(1949)

"Mona Lisa"

Music and lyrics: Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
Jay Livingston
(1950)

1951–1960

"In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"

Music: Hoagy Carmichael Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1951)

"High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')"

Music: Dimitri Tiomkin Lyrics: Ned Washington (1952)

"Secret Love"

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1953)

"Three Coins in the Fountain"

Music: Jule Styne Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1954)

"Love Is a Many Splendored Thing"

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1955)

"Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)"

Music and lyrics: Jay Livingston
Jay Livingston
and Ray Evans (1956)

"All the Way"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1957)

"Gigi"

Music: Frederick Loewe Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1958)

"High Hopes"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1959)

"Never on Sunday"

Music and lyrics: Manos Hatzidakis
Manos Hatzidakis
(1960)

1961–1970

"Moon River"

Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1961)

"Days of Wine and Roses"

Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1962)

"Call Me Irresponsible"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1963)

"Chim Chim Cher-ee"

Music and lyrics: Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
(1964)

"The Shadow of Your Smile"

Music: Johnny Mandel Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1965)

"Born Free"

Music: John Barry Lyrics: Don Black (1966)

" Talk
Talk
to the Animals"

Music and lyrics: Leslie Bricusse (1967)

"The Windmills of Your Mind"

Music: Michel Legrand Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1968)

"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"

Music: Burt Bacharach Lyrics: Hal David
Hal David
(1969)

"For All We Know"

Music: Fred Karlin Lyrics: Robb Royer
Robb Royer
and Jimmy Griffin (1970)

1971–1980

"Theme from Shaft"

Music and lyrics: Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
(1971)

"The Morning After"

Music and lyrics: Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn (1972)

"The Way We Were"

Music: Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1973)

"We May Never Love Like This Again"

Music and lyrics: Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn (1974)

"I'm Easy"

Music and lyrics: Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine
(1975)

"Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"

Music: Barbra Streisand Lyrics: Paul Williams (1976)

"You Light Up My Life"

Music and lyrics: Joseph Brooks (1977)

"Last Dance"

Music and lyrics: Paul Jabara
Paul Jabara
(1978)

"It Goes Like It Goes"

Music: David Shire Lyrics: Norman Gimbel (1979)

"Fame"

Music: Michael Gore Lyrics: Dean Pitchford (1980)

1981–1990

"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)"

Music and lyrics: Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Christopher Cross and Peter Allen (1981)

"Up Where We Belong"

Music: Jack Nitzsche
Jack Nitzsche
and Buffy Sainte-Marie Lyrics: Will Jennings (1982)

"Flashdance... What a Feeling"

Music: Giorgio Moroder Lyrics: Keith Forsey and Irene Cara (1983)

"I Just Called to Say I Love You"

Music and lyrics: Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1984)

"Say You, Say Me"

Music and lyrics: Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985)

"Take My Breath Away"

Music: Giorgio Moroder Lyrics: Tom Whitlock (1986)

"(I've Had) The Time of My Life"

Music: Franke Previte, John DeNicola and Donald Markowitz Lyrics: Franke Previte (1987)

"Let the River Run"

Music and lyrics: Carly Simon
Carly Simon
(1988)

"Under the Sea"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman (1989)

"Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)"

Music and lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1990)

1991–2000

"Beauty and the Beast"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman (1991)

"A Whole New World"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1992)

"Streets of Philadelphia"

Music and lyrics: Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(1993)

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight"

Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1994)

"Colors of the Wind"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1995)

"You Must Love Me"

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1996)

"My Heart Will Go On"

Music: James Horner Lyrics: Will Jennings (1997)

"When You Believe"

Music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1998)

"You'll Be in My Heart"

Music and lyrics: Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1999)

"Things Have Changed"

Music and lyrics: Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2000)

2001–2010

"If I Didn't Have You (Disney song)"

Music and lyrics: Randy Newman
Randy Newman
(2001)

"Lose Yourself"

Music: Eminem, Jeff Bass and Luis Resto Lyrics: Eminem
Eminem
(2002)

"Into the West"

Music and lyrics: Fran Walsh, Howard Shore
Howard Shore
and Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
(2003)

"Al otro lado del río"

Music and lyrics: Jorge Drexler
Jorge Drexler
(2004)

"It's Hard out Here for a Pimp"

Music and lyrics: Juicy J, Frayser Boy and DJ Paul
DJ Paul
(2005)

"I Need to Wake Up"

Music and lyrics: Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge
(2006)

"Falling Slowly"

Music and lyrics: Glen Hansard
Glen Hansard
and Markéta Irglová
Markéta Irglová
(2007)

"Jai Ho"

Music: A. R. Rahman Lyrics: Gulzar
Gulzar
(2008)

"The Weary Kind"

Music and lyrics: Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham
and T Bone Burnett
T Bone Burnett
(2009)

"We Belong Together"

Music and lyrics: Randy Newman
Randy Newman
(2010)

2011–present

"Man or Muppet"

Music and lyrics: Bret McKenzie
Bret McKenzie
(2011)

"Skyfall"

Music and lyrics: Adele
Adele
Adkins and Paul Epworth (2012)

"Let It Go"

Music and lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2013)

"Glory"

Music and lyrics: John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn (2014)

"Writing's on the Wall"

Music and lyrics: James Napier and Sam Smith (2015)

"City of Stars"

Music: Justin Hurwitz Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016)

"Remember Me"

Music and lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2017)

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score

1930s

Louis Silvers
Louis Silvers
(1934) Max Steiner
Max Steiner
(1935) Leo F. Forbstein
Leo F. Forbstein
(1936) Charles Previn
Charles Previn
(1937) Erich Wolfgang Korngold/Alfred Newman (1938) Herbert Stothart/Richard Hageman, W. Franke Harling, John Leipold, Leo Shuken (1939)

1940s

Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, Ned Washington/Alfred Newman (1940) Bernard Herrmann/ Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace (1941) Max Steiner/ Ray Heindorf and Heinz Roemheld (1942) Alfred Newman/ Ray Heindorf (1943) Max Steiner/ Morris Stoloff and Carmen Dragon
Carmen Dragon
(1944) Miklós Rózsa/ Georgie Stoll (1945) Hugo Friedhofer/ Morris Stoloff (1946) Miklós Rózsa/Alfred Newman (1947) Brian Easdale/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
and Roger Edens (1948) Aaron Copland/ Roger Edens and Lennie Hayton (1949)

1950s

Franz Waxman/ Adolph Deutsch and Roger Edens (1950) Franz Waxman/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
and Saul Chaplin (1951) Dimitri Tiomkin/Alfred Newman (1952) Bronisław Kaper/Alfred Newman (1953) Dimitri Tiomkin/ Adolph Deutsch and Saul Chaplin (1954) Alfred Newman/Robert Russell Bennett, Jay Blackton and Adolph Deutsch (1955) Victor Young/Alfred Newman and Ken Darby (1956) Malcolm Arnold (1957) Dimitri Tiomkin/Andre Previn (1958) Miklós Rózsa/Andre Previn and Ken Darby (1959)

1960s

Ernest Gold/ Morris Stoloff and Harry Sukman (1960) Henry Mancini/Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal (1961) Maurice Jarre/ Ray Heindorf (1962) John Addison/Andre Previn (1963) Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman/Andre Previn (1964) Maurice Jarre/ Irwin Kostal (1965) John Barry/ Ken Thorne (1966) Elmer Bernstein/Alfred Newman and Ken Darby (1967) John Barry/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
(1968) Burt Bacharach/ Lennie Hayton and Lionel Newman (1969)

1970s

Francis Lai/ The Beatles
The Beatles
(John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr) (1970) Michel Legrand/ John Williams
John Williams
(1971) Charlie Chaplin, Raymond Rasch and Larry Russell/ Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
(1972) Marvin Hamlisch/ Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1973) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
and Carmine Coppola/ Nelson Riddle
Nelson Riddle
(1974) John Williams/ Leonard Rosenman
Leonard Rosenman
(1975) Jerry Goldsmith/ Leonard Rosenman
Leonard Rosenman
(1976) John Williams/ Jonathan Tunick (1977) Giorgio Moroder/ Joe Renzetti (1978) Georges Delerue/ Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
(1979)

1980s

Michael Gore (1980) Vangelis
Vangelis
(1981) John Williams/ Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
and Leslie Bricusse (1982) Bill Conti/Michel Legrand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1983) Maurice Jarre/Prince (1984) John Barry (1985) Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(1986) Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne
David Byrne
and Cong Su (1987) Dave Grusin
Dave Grusin
(1988) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989)

1990s

John Barry (1990) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1991) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) John Williams
John Williams
(1993) Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(1994) Luis Enríquez Bacalov/ Alan Menken
Alan Menken
and Stephen Schwartz (1995) Gabriel Yared/ Rachel Portman (1996) James Horner/ Anne Dudley
Anne Dudley
(1997) Nicola Piovani/ Stephen Warbeck (1998) John Corigliano (1999)

2000s

Tan Dun
Tan Dun
(2000) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2001) Elliot Goldenthal
Elliot Goldenthal
(2002) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2003) Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
(2004) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2005) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2006) Dario Marianelli (2007) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2009)

2010s

Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor
and Atticus Ross
Atticus Ross
(2010) Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) Mychael Danna (2012) Steven Price (2013) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2014) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2017)

Authority control

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