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Rachel Zegler Pays Tribute to Fallen ‘Mary Poppins’ Legend; “Thank You for Everything”

A split image: on the left, a woman with long hair, wearing a denim jacket, playing a guitar and singing. On the right, a scene from the movie "Mary Poppins," featuring characters created by Richard M. Sherman—a woman in a costume hat and coat with a white bow, and a man in a cap and scarf with sooty faces.
Credit: Rachel Zegler, Disney, Screenshot by DisneyDining.com, Canva.

This week, Richard M. Sherman, a prolific and influential figure in the world of music and entertainment, passed away at the age of 95. Throughout his illustrious career, Sherman made remarkable contributions that have left an indelible mark on the industry and on Walt Disney Studios. His work alongside his brother, Robert B. Sherman, as the renowned Sherman Brothers, produced some of the most iconic and beloved songs in the history of cinema.

Together, Richard M. Sherman and his brother were responsible for creating classic Disney tunes that have resonated with audiences of all ages for generations. Their collaboration with Walt Disney himself led to the creation of timeless songs featured in beloved Disney films such as Mary Poppins and The Jungle Book. The duo is also known for creating the soundtracks for many Disney Park attractions.

Related: The Legacy of the Sherman Brothers

"Once Upon a Studio" Quietly Highlights Disney Legacy, Richard Sherman's Sad Secret

Credit: Disney

Industry Loses a Legend

Richard M. Sherman’s talent and dedication to his craft earned him numerous accolades throughout his career. From winning Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song to receiving a Grammy Award and being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, his impact on the entertainment industry was truly exceptional. His ability to craft melodies that captured the essence of storytelling set him apart as a true musical genius.

Beyond his professional achievements, Richard M. Sherman‘s personal warmth and charisma touched the lives of those around him. His contributions to the soundtracks of people’s lives extended far beyond the silver screen, creating a lasting legacy that will continue to inspire future generations of musicians and storytellers.

It is no surprise that many of today’s artists and performers have been deeply affected by the loss of such a talented soul. One performer who was personally touched was Rachel Zegler, an actress who is currently working on her upcoming Disney live-action remake of Snow White.

Related: Disney’s ‘Snow White’ Star Rachel Zegler Issues Statement Following Horrific On-Set Death

Snow White Rachel Zegler

Credit: Inside the Magic

Rachel Zegler Shares Emotional Tribute

In a touching tribute to the fallen Disney legend Richard Sherman, Rachel posted a video sharing her rendition of the song “Feed the Birds” from Mary PoppinsThe emotional song is accompanied by a post in which she shares:

“i am not sure who i would be without the influence of this man and his brother, robert, who have written so many songs of my childhood, many of which that have haunted me lovingly into adulthood. ‘feed the birds’ is so important to so many people, and, having recently joined the family of entertainment where the sherman’s so beautifully established a musical foundation, feel inclined to share my thankfulness for richard’s life, and sadness upon learning of his death. thank you for everything. say hi to robert for us.”

It is truly heartwarming to see how the artistic community has gathered to pay their tributes to such an incredible man and creative. As the days go by, the world will continue to honor and remember the legacy of Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

One comment

  1. Personally, I think Ms. Zegler is trying to get back on the right side of the Disney public. I think she’s as sincere as a boulder and its not working

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