Bobby Sherman was one of those actor/singer type teen heartthrobs. He started gracing the covers of Fave and 16 magazines in the late 1960’s with his boyish good looks. I thought he was okay looking. He had nice hair and looked good with his shirt off, but I didn’t think he was anything to write home about. I thought he kind of had bucked teeth.
Robert Cabot Sherman, Jr. was born on July 22, 1943 in Santa Monica, California. He’s like my mom’s age. That’s kind of creepy. If he was born in 1943, that means he was kind of an old “teen” idol in the late 1960’s. Teen idols nowadays are truly teens. They’re like 13 and 14 years old, not 25.
Bobby appeared in a 1967 episode of The Monkees before getting a spot on the TV show Here Come the Brides. He appeared in a 1971 episode of The Partridge Family which served as the spin-off for his show Getting Together. Getting Together also starred Wes Stern. That’s a funny name. I wonder what his real name is. His parents couldn’t have been that cruel. Getting Together was on against All in the Family on Saturday night and therefore lost in the ratings. It was canceled after only thirteen episodes.
Bobby also released quite a few albums and singles in the 60’s and 70’s. Some of his hit songs were Little Woman, Julie (Do Ya Love Me), Easy Come Easy Go, Jennifer, La La La, and The Drum.
Bobby’s acting career sputtered along after Getting Together. He acted here and there in small parts on TV shows until 1986, at which time he found a new calling. Bobby has been a trained EMT since 1988. He has worked for the L.A. Police Department and the San Bernardino Country Sheriff’s Department. He has trained thousands of cadets in first aid and CPR.
Bobby Sherman Trivia
He built a one-fifth scale model of Disneyland’s Main Street, main entirely by hand, in his yard in the 70’s. I guess he liked Disneyland. Way cool. Or really weird.
Bobby is now a grandfather but continues to have his fans. I saw an auction on eBay where you could bid on a lunch with Bobby Sherman. There were similar type lunches with other celebrities. It was all for a good charity. (Are there bad charities?) Some auctions went for several hundred dollars. Bobby’s auction by far raised the most money. I think the final bidding price was in the vicinity of $2,300. Cool.
So yeah, Bobby had an exciting teen idol life in his late 20’s and then went on to another career where he could help people. He often donates time to charity and just seems like an all around good guy. I have a lot of Bobby Sherman items on my site if you want to check it out here.
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