15 Facts about Former Teen Idol Bobby Sherman

Singer Bobby Sherman left the entertainment industry for a quieter life. His retirement left many fans heartbroken but here are some facts about the singer fans may not know.

Known for his musical talents and acting, Bobby Sherman also dabbled with songwriting. He was launched to success as a popular teen idol in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

He appeared in a number of films including the huge hit "Little Woman" in 1969. Sherman retired from music in the 1970s but occasionally performed into the 1990s.

obby Sherman performs during the Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children's Foundation's 6th Annual Christmas Gala and Fundraiser at Montage Beverly Hills  | Getty Images

obby Sherman performs during the Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children's Foundation's 6th Annual Christmas Gala and Fundraiser at Montage Beverly Hills | Getty Images

1. Birth

Bobby Sherman was born on July 22, 1943, in Santa Monica, California, USA.

2. Television

Between 1969 and 1971, Bobby started a hit television program called "Here Come the Brides." 

 Bobby Sherman performs during the Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children's Foundation's 6th Annual Christmas Gala and Fundraiser at Montage Beverly Hills | Getty Images

Bobby Sherman performs during the Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children's Foundation's 6th Annual Christmas Gala and Fundraiser at Montage Beverly Hills | Getty Images

3. After Music

After retiring from music, he became a qualified EMT and joined the LAPD in 1988 as a specialist officer. He trained police recruits in first aid and CPR.

4. Moving Departments

In 1999, Sherman left the LAPD and joined the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department to do the same job he did with the LAPD.

teen idol Bobby Sherman performing on stage at Variety Club event | Getty Images

teen idol Bobby Sherman performing on stage at Variety Club event | Getty Images

5. Promotion

Bobby was eventually promoted to Captain while still at the Los Angeles Police Department. He was teaching CPR and life-saving techniques to incoming academy recruits. 

6. Recording Career Highs

During his career as a recording artist,  he earned six gold singles and six gold albums.

Sidney Poitier, singer Bobby Sherman, and Brigitte Sherman attend the Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children's Foundation's 6th Annual Christmas Gala | Getty Images

Sidney Poitier, singer Bobby Sherman, and Brigitte Sherman attend the Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children's Foundation's 6th Annual Christmas Gala | Getty Images

7. Set of Drums

When Sal Mineo helped him break into the music industry in 1963-1964, Sal bought Sherman a set of drums.

8. Second Marriage

Sherman is currently married to Brigitte Poublon. It is his second marriage. 

Brigitte Sherman and singer Bobby Sherman attend the Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children's Foundation's 6th Annual Christmas Gala and Fundraiser | Getty Images

Brigitte Sherman and singer Bobby Sherman attend the Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children's Foundation's 6th Annual Christmas Gala and Fundraiser | Getty Images

9. Full Name

His full name is Robert Cabot "Bobby" Sherman, Jr.  

10. Interest in Music

Bobby's interest in music started extremely young. He was only 11-years-old when he learned to play the trumpet.

Brigitte Sherman (L) and singer Bobby Sherman attend the Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children's Foundation's 6th Annual Christmas Gala and Fundraiser | Getty Images

Brigitte Sherman (L) and singer Bobby Sherman attend the Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children's Foundation's 6th Annual Christmas Gala and Fundraiser | Getty Images

11. Instruments

Bobby Sherman went on to learn to play other instruments. He can now play 6 musical instruments.

12. Hearing Loss

According to reports, the screaming from fans during his tours caused hearing loss for Sherman.

13. Guest Star

Sherman has guest starred on television series like "The Mod Squad," "Ellery Queen," "Murder She Wrote" and "Frasier."

Bobby Sherman at the "In A Booth At Chasen's" Opening Night Red Carpet at the El Portal Theater | Shutterstock

Bobby Sherman at the "In A Booth At Chasen's" Opening Night Red Carpet at the El Portal Theater | Shutterstock

14. TV Show

In 1986, Sherman was a regular member of the cast of the television show "Sanchez of Bel-Air."

15. Charity Foundation

In 2011, inspired by his love for music, he co-founded the Brigitte & Bobby Sherman Children’s Foundation. BBSCF aims to provide education and music instruction to students in a developing country. 

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