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Robert Sherman dies at 86; songwriter best known for 'Mary Poppins'
Robert Sherman dies at 86; songwriter best known for 'Mary Poppins'

At the Academy Awards ceremony in 1965, Robert and Richard Sherman already had accepted their Oscar for best score for "Mary Poppins" when they returned to the stage to pick up another statuette for best song, "Chim Chim Cher-ee." Having already thanked everyone, Robert Sherman told the audience that all they could add was "Supercalifragilistic...." Then, as often happened when they spoke, Richard Sherman completed his brother's sentence by saying, "expialidocious." -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Robert Sherman: In the March 7 Section A, the obituary of songwriter Robert Sherman, who with his brother Richard wrote music for Disney films...

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