Death of Robert B. Sherman

December 19, 1925 - March 5, 2012
London, England | Age 86

'Small World' songwriter dies at 86
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JILL LAWLESS, The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — How do you sum up the work of songwriter Robert B. Sherman? Try one word: "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."

The tongue-twisting term, sung by magical nanny Mary Poppins, is like much of Sherman's work — both complex and instantly memorable, for child and adult alike. Once heard, it was never forgotten.

Sherman, an American who died in London at age 86, was half of a sibling partnership that put songs into the...

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