Songwriter Robert Sherman dies at 86
LONDON (AP) - Songwriter Robert B. Sherman, who wrote the tongue-twisting “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and other enduring songs for Disney classics, has died. He was 86.
With his brother Richard, Sherman composed scores for Disney films including “The Jungle Book,” `’The Aristocats,” `’Mary Poppins” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”
Their songs also included “It’s a Small World After All,” written for the 1964 World Fair.
The brothers won two Academy Awards for “Mary Poppins,” as well as a Grammy and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Son Jeffrey Sherman wrote on Facebook that his father “wanted to bring happiness to the world and, unquestionably, he succeeded.”