Richard M. Sherman

Richard M. Sherman

Highest Rated: 100% In Name Only (1939)

Lowest Rated: 31% Running With Scissors (2006)

Birthday: Jun 12, 1928

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Together with his older brother, Robert, songwriter Richard M. Sherman was credited with penning some of the most beloved family-friendly tunes of all time, including the most played song ever, "It's a Small World (After All)." Born Richard Morton Sherman on June 12, 1928 in New York City, he was the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants Rosa and Al Sherman, a successful Tin Pan Alley songwriter. The family eventually relocated to Los Angeles, where Richard later performed with future composer André Previn at his high school graduation. After completing his college studies, Sherman and his older brother, who had just returned from serving in World War II, began what would be a long and fruitful career as a songwriting team. This was interrupted, however, when the younger Sherman was drafted into the military during the Korean War in 1953. The brothers resumed the partnership upon his return and soon after wrote the song "Tall Paul," which became a hit record for Annette Funicello in 1958. Shortly thereafter, the Sherman brothers began their more than 10-year association with Walt Disney, creating memorable scores for dozens of the company's films. While their first efforts were included in such family features as "The Absent-Minded Professor" (1961) and "The Parent Trap" (1961), the brothers did not truly come into their own until "The Sword and the Stone" (1963), an animated telling of the Arthurian legend. The following year, they enjoyed their greatest success with the lively and infectious score to "Mary Poppins" (1964), for which they shared Oscars for Best Score and Best Song ("Chim Chim Cheree"). Drawing on English music hall traditions, the Shermans composed several hummable melodies, among them, the tongue-twisting classic, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."

Highest rated movies

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story




94% 74% Floyd Norman: An Animated Life Self - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pursuing Happiness Unknown (Character) - 2015
90% 87% The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story Unknown (Character),
Original Music
$54.9K 2009
31% 56% Running With Scissors Production Design $6.8M 2006
37% 56% Pumpkin Production Design $305.7K 2002
62% 62% The Tigger Movie Songs - 2000
No Score Yet 84% Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland Original Music $1.4M 1992
87% 86% Arizona Dream Original Music - 1992
No Score Yet 66% The Magic of Lassie Screenwriter - 1978
No Score Yet 52% Tom Sawyer Screenwriter - 1973
93% 84% Snoopy, Come Home Original Music - 1972
64% 70% The Aristocats Original Songs $17.3M 1970
96% 86% Mary Poppins Original Music,
- 1964
No Score Yet 78% The Way to the Stars Screenwriter - 1945
100% 73% In Name Only Screenwriter - 1939


No Score Yet 100% American Experience Unknown (Guest Star) 2015