Bobby Sherman, a prominent music star of the 1960s and 1970s, was widely adored and admired, with almost everyone having had a crush on him at some point.
Despite his successful acting and music career, which included numerous albums and millions of fans, Sherman chose to step away from the entertainment world at the height of his fame. This decision was driven not by a decline in his abilities but by a greater purpose: his dedication to saving lives.

Born on July 22, 1943, in Santa Monica, California, and raised in Van Nuys, Sherman showed early musical talent, mastering multiple instruments by age 11. He attended Birmingham High School, where he discovered a passion for singing. Throughout his life, he reportedly became proficient in an impressive 16 different musical instruments.

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After graduating from high school in 1961, Bobby Sherman enrolled at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California, where he would soon encounter a relationship that would profoundly impact his life. IT WAS HERE that Sherman met his girlfriend, who would later join him at a cast party for “The Greatest Story Ever Told.”

Successful Hollywood career
“I was always the guy who had the audacity to stand up and sing in front of everyone,” Bobby later recalled. At a cast party for “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” Bobby found himself among friends performing on stage. Encouraged by the atmosphere, he seized the moment and belted out Ray Charles’ “What’d I Say” to the assembled guests.

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Bobby Sherman quickly integrated into the Hollywood scene. Just three days after a party attendee tipped him off, he landed an audition that led to a starring role on the television show “Shindig.”

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The two-year role on “Shindig” was pivotal for Sherman, catapulting him into national fame and opening up numerous career opportunities.
Following the conclusion of “Shindig” in 1966, Sherman continued to make guest appearances on popular shows like “The Monkees,” “Honey West,” and “The FBI.” Despite his growing recognition, his breakthrough came in 1968.

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Despite not initially receiving much critical acclaim for his vocal abilities, Bobby Sherman achieved significant success as a singer, particularly among his young audience from 1969 to 1971. During this period, he released hit songs like “Julie, Do Ya Love Me,” “Easy Come, Easy Go,” and “Little Woman,” with millions of records sold.
Sherman’s popularity soared with over one million copies sold of four albums and six single recordings. During this period of rising stardom, Sherman married his first wife, Patti Carnel, in 1971. The couple welcomed two sons, Tyler and Christopher, into the world.
He changed his career to pursue what he liked the most.

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Bobby Sherman, known for his music and television roles, rose to fame with hit records and appearances on beloved shows. Despite success, his demanding schedule took a toll, prompting a surprising career change focused on saving lives.


Inspired by parenthood, Sherman trained in first aid and CPR, becoming a volunteer EMT and later joining the LAPD. He continued to produce music and interact with fans during his humanitarian work.

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After retiring from entertainment in 1997, Bobby expressed gratitude to his fans and founded a children’s foundation with his wife, Brigette, in Ghana.
Today, at 79, Bobby Sherman remains an iconic figure, valued for his contributions to entertainment and philanthropy.

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