Bobby Sherman
American singer and actor
Bobby Sherman
Robert Cabot "Bobby" Sherman, Jr., is an American singer, actor and occasional songwriter, who became a popular teen idol in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He graduated in 1961 from Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California. Sherman attended Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California.
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The Festival of Lights in the Spotlight
Huffington Post - over 1 year
As someone who hates shopping, I boldly decided to initially tackle my holiday list at Bed, Bath & Beyond. In search of an aisle I could actually have room to walk in, what immediately caught my attention were the three large displays dressed in blue featuring a wide array of Hanukkah-themed merchandising. In addition to doll and book "The Mensch on a Bench," which was featured on ABC's "Shark Tank" a few seasons ago (and I am now the proud owner of), the products included gelt-filled dreidels; candles, napkins and tablecloths; menorahs; sizable decorations (including a white bear wearing a yarmulke); a tree topper; stockings and gingerbread kits. There were even Hanukkah-themed products for our four-legged friends. While maybe not the appropriate reaction, all I could think of was the slogan, "We've Come a Long Way, Baby." And I am not referring to the old Virginia Slims cigarette brand. Since when is Hanukkah so relevant? As a young child growing up in Flushing, Queens, ...
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Why Do Gay Men Love Monsters?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Long before the Big Moment in the shamelessly delightful Clash of the Titans remake, somewhere between the Winnebago-sized scorpions and the fatal gaze of a slithering Medusa, it occurred to me that I've been squealing with delight at monsters longer than, well, I've squealed for anything else. And I still can't get enough. My first boyhood crush was on a dead man. He was a zombie named Quentin Collins, with eyes that pierced my gay soul and sideburns the size of the Florida peninsula. He stalked across my TV screen on weekday afternoons at precisely 3:30, when the series Dark Shadows introduced me to all manner of vampires, werewolves and ghouls. Quentin was dreamy (literally, since he spent a lot of time staring into space in a zombie trance) and had a lonesome, lost quality that I recognized but couldn't yet identify. I saved allowance money for the album ("Quentin's Theme" should be played at my wedding, or my memorial, whichever comes first) and replaced the Bobby Sherman post ...
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Celeb birthdays for the week of July 22-28
Yahoo News - over 4 years
July 22: Actor Orson Bean ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman") is 84. Actress Louise Fletcher is 78. Singer Chuck Jackson is 75. Actor Terence Stamp is 74. Game show host Alex Trebek is 72. Singer George Clinton is 71. Singer-actor Bobby Sherman is 69. Actor Danny Glover is 66. Writer-director Paul Schrader is 66. Singer Don Henley is 65. Actor-comedian-director Albert Brooks is 65. Composer Alan Menken ("Little Mermaid," ''Little Shop of Horrors") is 63. Musician Al Di Meola is 58. Actor Willem Dafoe is 57. Singer Keith Sweat is 51. Singer Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls is 49. Actor-comedian David Spade is 48. Actor John Leguizamo is 48. Bassist Pat Badger of Extreme is 45. Actor Rhys Ifans is 45. Musician Daniel Jones (Savage Garden) is 39. Singer Rufus Wainwright is 39. Actress Franka Potente ("The Bourne Identity") is 38. Actress Selena Gomez is 20.
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Bobby Sherman Announces "Brigitte & Bobby Sherman Children's Foundation"
Yahoo News - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-34745" href="/Bobby+Sherman+1">Bobby Sherman</a> announces new foundation; "Brigitte &amp; <a class="fplink fp-34745" href="/Bobby+Sherman+1">Bobby Sherman</a> Children's Foundation" with philanthropist, Brigitte Poublon. The foundation is building a musical village in Ghana, West Africa, to care for children orphaned by AIDS, civil warfare, disease or other tragedy in developing countries around the world. ...
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Lady Gaga Gets Drawn Into 'The Simpsons' - Reuters
Google News - over 5 years
(Gasp -- has Marge forsaken her original musical crush, Bobby Sherman?) &quot;Lisa Goes Gaga&quot; will air next Spring, as part of the long-running animated series&#39; 23rd season. News of Gaga&#39;s &quot;Simpsons&quot; appearance was first reported by EW.com
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The Magic And The Music - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
I admit, quite reluctantly, that my first exposure to live music was a Bobby Sherman concert that my entire family attended when I was just a tween. My father took all of us, but I never really count it as my first concert since my sister was the Bobby
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Democrats accuse David Williams of lying about Senate office TV - Louisville Courier-Journal
Google News - over 5 years
When The Courier-Journal wrote about it in 2006, neither Williams nor Legislative Research Commission Executive Director Bobby Sherman said the monitor was a “spare.” The television was moved from his office before the 2011 legislative session after a
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The chickens of Manhattan Beach - Easy Reader
Google News - over 5 years
She talked about things like spin the bottle and openly flirted with boys, while we read Tiger Beat and dreamed about Bobby Sherman. After a long day at the beach, we&#39;d ride back to my house and listen to music on the jukebox while playing pool
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Thoughtful pieces on Casey, Caylee, Corapi, Idols - Patheos
Google News - over 5 years
I can&#39;t help but think back to the days when I would be all-undone in anticipation of some news about Bobby Sherman or David Cassidy. My world turned on the good or the bad, to a very unhealthy degree, but then again, I was just a kid, and I wanted to
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The Distance Running Subculture of Southern California in the 1960s - Fox and Hounds Daily (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
So too if you look around the streets of Southern California you&#39;ll see others from the 1960s Fairfax teams who continue distance running: Gary Shapiro, Eli Kantor, Jeff Rothman, Bobby Sherman, Mike Wittlin, Irwin Merein, Roy Cohen, Tom Flesch,
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'Get Crazy' - Wire
Google News - over 5 years
But that&#39;s no easy task, between the wild musical acts and the meddling of Beverly and his duo of nefarious yes-men played by former teen idols Fabian and Bobby Sherman. why it&#39;s good: “Get Crazy” is a rock &#39;n&#39; roll riff on the classic day-in-the-life
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News Roundup for June 16 - Electric Co-op Today
Google News - almost 6 years
Pop idol Bobby Sherman might want to amend his hit song. “The bluest sky you&#39;ve ever seen in Seattle” is being superseded by the greenest highways. Seattle is joining forces with the state of Washington and the federal government on a $114.8 million
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The Future of Chesty McCheesecakes - Patheos
Google News - almost 6 years
When I was young, I had my posters of the clean-chested Bobby Sherman and David Cassidy up on the wall; I imagine hairless chests are non-threatening, in some way, at least to a 10 year old. Later on, though, that Magnum picture looked pretty all-right
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OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR; I Met My Future at the Mall
NYTimes - almost 6 years
Providence, R.I. I GREW up at the Warwick Mall. When it opened in 1970, I was a skinny 13-year-old in bell-bottoms, scheming to meet my heartthrob, the singer Bobby Sherman. Although I lived less than a mile away, the mall, with its bubbling fountain and fancy department stores, felt a world apart, as if I could step out of my economically
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I Met My Future at the Mall - New York Times
Google News - almost 6 years
When it opened in 1970, I was a skinny 13-year-old in bell-bottoms, scheming to meet my heartthrob, the singer Bobby Sherman. Although I lived less than a mile away, the mall, with its bubbling fountain and fancy department stores, felt a world apart,
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It remains the environment, just like it was back in the 1970s - Lexington Dispatch
Google News - almost 6 years
Being the only boy in the house, I didn&#39;t have much of a chance to talk at supper with two sisters talking about the new teen magazine or the new poster of Bobby Sherman or some other teen idol of the time. So when I said something everyone would
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Who Was Your First Gay Crush? - Advocate.com
Google News - almost 6 years
By Advocate.com Editors Whether it was Bobby Sherman singing &quot;Easy Come, Easy Go,&quot; Matt Dillon stripping to his white briefs in Little Darlings, or Mario Lopez rocking a mullet on Saved By The Bell, we&#39;ve all secretly crushed on teen idols
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Commentary: Former student turned administrator remembers time at Fair Street - Gainesville Times
Google News - almost 6 years
We listened to Three Dog Night and the Partridge Family, and we were hopelessly in love with Michael Jackson, Donny Osmond and Bobby Sherman. Our beginnings as Fair Street Tigers might have been a little rocky, but after two years together,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bobby Sherman
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 69
    On the July 3, 2013 episode of Hot In Cleveland, Valerie Bertinelli references Bobby Sherman as her first love.
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  • 2011
    Age 67
    In 2011 James Franco announced he would direct & co-star in a film based on the Sal Mineo biography.
    More Details Hide Details Sherman was born to Robert Cabot Sherman Sr. and Juanita "Nita" Sherman (née Freeman) in Santa Monica, California. He grew up in Van Nuys, California along with his sister Darlene.
  • 2010
    Age 66
    Sherman is extensively discussed and remembered in Michael Gregg Michaud's 2010 biography Sal Mineo: A Biography.
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  • 2009
    Age 65
    Though he is mentioned, Sherman did not participate in Jonathan Etter's 2009 nostalgic paperback Gangway Lord, (the) Here come the Brides book.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1999
    Age 55
    Sherman also became a Reserve Deputy Sheriff in 1999 with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department continuing his CPR/emergency training of new deputy hires.
    More Details Hide Details Sherman retired from the Sheriff's Department in 2010, but continues with the LAPD. According to Sherman, "I've been bestowed a mountain of blessings. I felt a need to start giving back." The entertainer subsequently received several awards for his humanitarian efforts. Sherman founded the Bobby Sherman Volunteer EMT Foundation. His organization coordinates medical services at many community and charity events in southern California. Sherman also founded the Brigitte & Bobby Sherman Children's Foundation (www.bbscfoundation.org). BBSC Foundation's mission is to provide motivated students in Ghana with a high quality education and music program, thus giving them the tools they need to pursue higher education and become successful, contributing adults. BBSC Foundation has headquarters in Los Angeles and operates in the cities of Ada and Accra, Ghana. BBSCF supports primary and secondary school tuition and fee assistance, tutoring and enrichment activities, and music lessons focusing on indigenous and other world music.
    He was named LAPD’s Reserve Officer of the Year in 1999.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1974
    Age 30
    Sherman had never officially received his platinum record for "Julie, Do Ya Love Me" because Metromedia shut its record division down in 1974 (Metromedia ceased to function as a media company in 1997); the platinum plaque was finally presented to Sherman in summer 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The first season of Sherman's show Here Come the Brides was released on DVD by Sony Pictures on May 16, 2006. Season two was released on February 28, 2012. Antenna TV started airing both seasons of Here Come the Brides on Sundays, beginning in early 2011, as part of their station launch (HCTB premiered on January 9, 2011). NOTE: Metromedia released 2 versions of Christmas Album: one contained "Prologue"; the other replaced it with "Goin' Home (Sing A Song Of Christmas Cheer)"—rest of LP is identical. Appearances, unless otherwise noted When Sherman guest-starred on an episode of the Jack Webb television series Emergency! ("Fools," season 3, episode 17, aired 1/19/1974), he found a new calling that focused more on his personal life, and he eventually left the public spotlight and became an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). He soon volunteered with the Los Angeles Police Department, working with paramedics, and giving CPR and first aid classes. Sherman officially became a technical Reserve Police Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department in the 1990s, a position he still holds today. Sherman was later promoted to Captain status in the Los Angeles Police Department. For over a decade he has served as a medical training officer at the Los Angeles Police Academy, instructing thousands of police officers in first aid and CPR.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 27
    Sherman later married Patti Carnel from 1971-1979.
    More Details Hide Details The couple divorced. They had two sons, born in the early 1970s. Both of his sons are married and have children of their own, making Sherman a grandfather of six. Sherman is remarried and lives in the Los Angeles area. Sherman was mentioned in The Simpsons episode "Brother from the Same Planet". Marge Simpson remembered how she had a crush on him. In another episode, "Lisa the Tree Hugger", Homer compared Jesse's "non-threatening good looks" to Sherman. In an episode of The Critic, "Eyes on the Prize", a lady asks Jay to sing the theme from Here Come the Brides and Jay's producer says, "Wait a minute, you think he's Bobby Sherman!" Sherman was also mentioned in The Nanny episode "My Fair Nanny". While Fran was advising Maggie on how to increase her popularity in high school, Fran told her to discuss "the three universal topics: boys, clothes, and Bobby Sherman." When Maggie asked who Sherman is, Fran told her to use Marky Mark, even though he "doesn't have half the talent of Bobby." Sherman also appeared as himself in one episode of Frasier.
    Sherman also had a self-titled TV special that aired June 4, 1971.
    More Details Hide Details Sherman has been a guest star on television series such as The Mod Squad, Ellery Queen, Murder She Wrote and Frasier. He has also been a guest on The Ed Sullivan Show, American Bandstand, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, KTLA Morning News, Visiting with Huell Howser on PBS, Good Day LA, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Good Morning America, and The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and later with Jay Leno. He was featured on 20/20, VH1, Entertainment Tonight, and Extra, among other television shows. Sherman was a regular cast member on the television show Sanchez of Bel Air in 1986. In 1998, after a 25-year absence, eager fans flocked to see him in concert as part of "The Teen Idol Tour" with Peter Noone, and Davy Jones. Fellow Monkees member Micky Dolenz replaced Davy Jones on the tour in 1999. Bobby did his last concert as a solo performer in Lincoln, RI on August 25, 2001. Bobby has retired from public life; however, he still does corporate events occasionally as well as his ongoing charities.
    Bobby was a frequent guest on American television shows American Bandstand and Where the Action Is. He also made local and regional TV performances. A March 1971 episode of The Partridge Family featured Sherman, serving as a back-door pilot for the ABC TV series Getting Together which aired starting in September 1971.
    More Details Hide Details The show competed with CBS's All in the Family on Saturday nights and was canceled after 14 episodes. The theme song, "Getting Together" by Helen Miller and Roger Atkins, should not be confused with the Ritchie Cordell tune by Tommy James & the Shondells which hit the Top 20 in 1967.
  • 1969
    Age 25
    In 1969, he signed with Metromedia Records, the new recording arm of the then-large broadcast entity single, "Little Woman", became popular, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (#2 in Canada) and spending nine weeks in the Top 20.
    More Details Hide Details It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in October 1969. His other hits were "Julie, Do Ya Love Me" (US #5/AC #2) (Canada #3) (Australia #3) (written by Tom Bahler), "Easy Come, Easy Go" (US #9/AC #2) (Canada #6), "Jennifer" (US #60/AC #9) (Canada #32), "La La La (If I Had You)" (US #9/AC #14) (Canada #7), and "The Drum" (US #29/AC #2) (Canada #7) (written by Alan O'Day). Some of these songs were produced by Jackie Mills, a Hollywood record producer, who also produced the Brady Bunch Kids. In Canada "Hey, Mister Sun" reached #19, "Cried Like a Baby" reached #10, and "Waiting At The Bus Stop" reached #31. "La, La, La," "Easy Come, Easy Go," and "Julie, Do Ya Love Me" all sold in excess of a million copies and garnered further gold discs for Sherman. "Julie, Do Ya Love Me" was Sherman's sole excursion in the UK Singles Chart, where it peaked at #28 in November 1970. The song competed there for chart space with White Plains' cover version, which eventually placed higher at #8.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1962
    Age 18
    Sherman released 107 songs, 23 singles and 10 albums between 1962-1976.
    More Details Hide Details In his recording career he earned seven gold singles, one platinum single, and five gold albums. He had a career total of seven top 40 hits.
    In 1962 Sal Mineo took Sherman under his wing and wrote two songs for him as well as arranging for Sherman to record the songs, then in 1964 when Sherman was asked by Mineo to sing with his old band at a Hollywood party (there were many actors and agents in attendance) he made such an impression at that party he landed an agent and eventually a part on the ABC television show Shindig! as a regular cast member/house singer.
    More Details Hide Details The show ran for two years, from 1964 to 1966. During that time Bobby made several records with Decca and another smaller label, and landed in all the teen magazines, but it did not seem to catapult his career. Sherman's luck changed drastically early in 1968 when, out of hundreds of actors, he was cast in the role as the bashful, stammering logger, Jeremy Bolt, in the television series Here Come the Brides (1968-1970 ABC), with Bridget Hanley as his romantic interest, Candy Pruitt. The cast included Robert Brown, David Soul, and Joan Blondell. Sherman managed to become the breakout star of the show as well as a beloved teen idol worldwide. Sherman appeared on an episode of Honey West (1964) entitled "The Princess and the Paupers" as a kidnapped band member, The Monkees entitled "Monkees at the Movies", playing a pompous surfer/singer named Frankie Catalina in the vein of Frankie Avalon, performing the song "The New Girl in School" (the flip of Jan & Dean's "Dead Man's Curve", co-written by The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, Jan Berry of Jan and Dean, songwriter Roger Christian and Bob Norberg, who was a roommate of Wilson's at the time).
  • 1961
    Age 17
    He graduated in 1961 from Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California.
    More Details Hide Details Sherman attended Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California. Bobby's interest in music began at age 11 when he learned to play the trumpet. He eventually progressed to playing 16 musical instruments. At Birmingham High School Bobby played football, joined a dance band, and discovered his love for singing. From the time he was in high school, Bobby knew that he wanted to be some type of performer, but wasn't sure how to make it happen.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Born
    Born on July 22, 1943.
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