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Composer Richard M. Sherman has died at 95

So young.

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by Anonymousreply 37May 27, 2024 9:19 PM

Has Julie Andrews or Dick Van Dyke commented?

by Anonymousreply 1May 25, 2024 11:45 PM

I asked Annette on my Ouija board, and she replied, "Aaaarrrrrchhfioweruodsfjnaf....."

by Anonymousreply 2May 25, 2024 11:53 PM

The Sherman Brothers were a big part of the soundtrack to my childhood. RIP.

by Anonymousreply 3May 26, 2024 1:51 AM

Hayley Mills and a Sherman Brothers tune

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by Anonymousreply 4May 26, 2024 1:59 AM

It's a Small World composer. Well ... I can't say anything nice so I'll just need to pass.

by Anonymousreply 5May 26, 2024 2:03 AM

The number of people left alive who knew Walt Disney personally is shrinking.

by Anonymousreply 6May 26, 2024 4:45 AM

You *must*...

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by Anonymousreply 7May 26, 2024 4:56 AM

“Hello, Mr. Sherman: welcome to Hell! Please watch your step as you step into the boat, and remember: no flash photography.”

by Anonymousreply 8May 26, 2024 5:48 AM

Why did the Sherman Brothers fall out all those years ago? Was it something to do with Richard's relationship with Robert's wife (adulterous or mutual dislike)? Either way, something bad went down between them.

by Anonymousreply 9May 26, 2024 6:34 AM

There's an excellent documentary called "The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story" that goes into that in detail, R9. Older brother Robert was always the more reserved of the two, and his PTSD from World War II gave him an even darker disposition. This caused him to resent easygoing younger brother Richard, along with the fact that Richard avoided the draft altogether due to his young age. If not for their dependence on each other as songwriters, they probably would have been estranged decades before it actually happened.

The documentary is on Disney+ if you're interested.

by Anonymousreply 10May 26, 2024 7:48 AM

[quote]It's a Small World composer. Well ... I can't say anything nice so I'll just need to pass.

Wait, you're going to reduce the career of the man who wrote "The Age of Not Believing", "The Bare Necessities", "Feed the Birds", and dozens of other songs that enriched the imaginations of generations of children to one song for a shitty old Disneyland boat ride, and then dismiss him based on that one song?

Never change, Datalounge. Never change.

by Anonymousreply 11May 26, 2024 12:48 PM

It's a hallmark of 90's/Aughties humor to make light of one's annoyances and backhandedly stratify one's self while doing so. It's no accident DL hasn't moved out on from that l, r11.

by Anonymousreply 12May 26, 2024 1:18 PM

[quote]Has Julie Andrews or Dick Van Dyke commented?

They're waiting for Susan Dey to go first.

by Anonymousreply 13May 26, 2024 3:38 PM


by Anonymousreply 14May 26, 2024 3:40 PM

I met Richard Sherman around 2007, and he was lovely and gracious with some great stories. I also met Burt Bacharach at around the same time, who was also very pleasant with some great stories. They were both close to 80 then. My takeaway at the time what is that Richard Sherman behaved like a very sweet, kindly old uncle, and he dressed us such. Burt on the other hand, was still quite handsome, still very stylish, knew how to dress and carry himself, and there was little doubt in my mind that he was scoring more babes than guys half age. My two cents.

by Anonymousreply 15May 26, 2024 4:03 PM

OK try and get this out of your head the rest of the day...I dare ya!

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by Anonymousreply 16May 26, 2024 4:09 PM


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by Anonymousreply 17May 26, 2024 4:17 PM

"Mary Poppins" was my favorite record when I was a kid. It was Richard Sherman himself who sang "I Love to Laugh" on that recording.


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by Anonymousreply 18May 26, 2024 4:38 PM

I just listened to Chim Chim Charee the other day (on a Disney 100th anniversary CD) and it's a very haunting little tune.

by Anonymousreply 19May 26, 2024 5:18 PM

R1 We did get a call and a deep husky voice expressed condolences. Could have been either.

by Anonymousreply 20May 26, 2024 5:20 PM

a symposium

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by Anonymousreply 21May 26, 2024 5:27 PM

[quote]I just listened to Chim Chim Charee the other day (on a Disney 100th anniversary CD) and it's a very haunting little tune.

I just listened to Chim Chim Charee the other day (on a Disney 100th anniversary CD) and it's a very haunting OSCAR-WINNING little tune.

by Anonymousreply 22May 26, 2024 5:45 PM

What was playing on his victrola?

by Anonymousreply 23May 26, 2024 8:43 PM

YES R11, definitely. That one tune has mocked my sanity since first hearing it at the tender age of 4 while at Disneyland.

by Anonymousreply 24May 26, 2024 8:53 PM


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by Anonymousreply 25May 26, 2024 8:57 PM

Feed the Birds is definitely beautifully done. As a child I found the number boring - but now I realize it's a truly a lovely sentiment and a wonderful tune. I can see why it was Walt Disney's favorite.

by Anonymousreply 26May 26, 2024 9:43 PM

[quote]As a child I found the number boring

Turn in your gay card, R26! This little gay boy was swooning.

by Anonymousreply 27May 26, 2024 11:33 PM

Raindropshs on roshes and whishkersh on kittenshs

by Anonymousreply 28May 26, 2024 11:45 PM

R27, i would camp it up to supercali and step in time!

by Anonymousreply 29May 26, 2024 11:54 PM

Merlin Jones

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by Anonymousreply 30May 27, 2024 5:00 AM

R22 Do you work for the Academy, or something?

by Anonymousreply 31May 27, 2024 2:16 PM

I always thought the Sherman brothers were twins. Guess I never looked at them very closely.

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by Anonymousreply 32May 27, 2024 2:19 PM

they wrote everything

by Anonymousreply 33May 27, 2024 2:19 PM

(They're even dressed identically in that photo.^)

by Anonymousreply 34May 27, 2024 2:19 PM

[quote]Raindropshs on roshes and whishkersh on kittenshs.

Poor Liza.

by Anonymousreply 35May 27, 2024 2:36 PM

I was just thinking about Mary Poppins last night for some reason.

I remember reading an interview with Richard Sherman ages ago in which he said Walt Disney was like a second father to him and his brother, which surprised me. I always thought he was a bit of a cold man behind the scenes.

by Anonymousreply 36May 27, 2024 2:40 PM

I KNEW there were crazies on DL!

by Anonymousreply 37May 27, 2024 9:19 PM
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