I'm a day late...but I didn't want to let this loss to the world of music go by without a mention. Robert Sherman (and his brother Richard) are responsible for some of the most memorable music of the past century. The two were best known as the in-house composer (Richard) & lyricist (Robert) for the Disney studios writing some of the best known songs of the Disney canon (both films and theme parks...and the stage & TV, too). (From L to R) Robert Sherman, Richard Sherman, Walt Disney. They won the Academy Award for Best Song for Chim-Chim-Cheree in 1965 and also won that year for Best Substantially Original Score for Mary Poppins. They were nominated for seven other Oscars. They also won a Grammy for Best Original Score for Mary Poppins. (From L to R) Richard Sherman, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Robert Sherman. Here are just some of their credits: 1961 The Parent Trap 1963 Summer Magic 1963 The Sword in the Stone 1963 Big Red 1964 Mary Poppins 1967 The Happiest Millionaire (one of my favorite musical films) 1967 The Jungle Book 1968 The One & Only, Genuine, Original Family Band 1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1970 The Aristocats 1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks 1973 Charlotte's Web 1973 Tom Sawyer 1974 Huckleberry Finn 1977 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh And there were many, many more. The Sherman Brothers also wrote some of the great Disney theme park songs: It's a Small World After All, There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, The Best Time of Your Life, One Little Spark, Makin' Memories, and The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room. Again, there were many, many more. Robert Sherman died on March 5th, 2012 at the age of 86. He is survived by his brother Richard and several children.