Musical Comedian who released singles like the classic "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh."
His first efforts at song parody sold poorly, but eventually, with help from
His song "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh," set to the tune of Amilcare Ponchielli's "Dance of the Hours," was a Billboard #2 hit and won a 1964 Grammy Award for comedy.
He was born into a Jewish family in Chicago, Illinois, inheriting his portly physique from his father.
John F. Kennedy may have helped to make Sherman a star, with rumors he was singing "Sarah Jackman" in a hotel lobby.