Julie Andrews
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Robert B Sherman, Mary Poppins songwriter, dies aged 86

Robert B Sherman, who penned songs for Disney classics including Mary Poppins and The Jungle Book with his brother Richard M, has died in London aged 86.

His death on Monday, initially announced on Facebook by his son Jeff, was confirmed by his agent, Stella Richards.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and A Spoonful of Sugar from Mary Poppins were among the Shermans' many compositions.

  • 06 Mar 2012