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Johnny Mercer
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Johnny Mercer

Wrote the lyrics to Moon River, Hooray For Hollywood
as well as over 1,000 other songs
Johnny Mercer

John Herndon Mercer

Age

66

Born

18 Nov 1909

Died

25 Jun 1976

Johnny Mercer Bio Details

Full name

John Herndon Mercer

Gender

Male

Age

66

Date of birth

18 Nov 1909

Birth place

Savannah, Georgia, USA

Date of death:

25 Jun 1976

Place of death

Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Cause of death

Never fully recovered from surgery to remove a brain tumour

Occupations

Lyricist

Education

Chatham Academy, Savannah, Georgia, United States

Woodberry Forest School, Virginia, United States

Along with Buddy DeSylva and Glenn Wallichs, Mercer was a co-founder of Capitol Records
Among the over 1,000 songs to which he wrote lyrics, Mercer has written for Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Hoagy Carmichael.
Mercer was such an important son of Georgia that In 1995 the Georgia legislature declared 19th April 1995 to be Johnny Mercer Day.

Oscars

1947 - Best Original Song - On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe from The Harvey Girls
1952 - Best Original Song - In The Cool Cool Cool Evening from Here Comes the Groom
1962 - Best Original Song - Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany's
1963 - Best Original Song - Days of Wine and Roses from Days of Wine and Roses

Golden Globes

1971 - Best Original Song -  Whistling Away The Dark from Darling Lili
1972 - Best Original Song - Life is What You Make It from Kotch

Grammy Awards

1962 - Best Song - Moon River
1964 - Best Song - Days of Wine and Roses

Partners of 
Johnny Mercer

Judy Garland

Affair

affair from Apr 1940

Ginger Mercer

Married

2 children together

1931 - 1976

Bette Davis

Affair

Johnny Mercer Children

Johnny Mercer Partner(s) Other Children

Mandy Mercer

with Ginger Mercer

Jeff Mercer

with Ginger Mercer

Johnny Mercer Family

Johnny Mercer's parents:

Johnny Mercer's father was George Anderson Mercer Jr. Johnny Mercer's mother was Lillian Barbara Mercer


Johnny Mercer's children:

Johnny Mercer's daughter is Mandy Mercer Johnny Mercer's son is Jeff Mercer


Johnny Mercer's former partners:

Johnny Mercer had an affair with Bette Davis Johnny Mercer had an affair with Judy Garland Johnny Mercer's former wife was Ginger Mercer


Johnny Mercer's former in laws:

Johnny Mercer's former father in law was Joseph Melzer Johnny Mercer's former mother in law was Anna Melzer


Johnny Mercer FameChain Links

Hollywood Walk of Fame

1960

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Frank Sinatra 1960

Elizabeth Taylor 1960

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Academy Award Winners 1947 - The 19th

1947

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Sir Laurence Olivier 1947

Fredric March

Olivia De Havilland 1947

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Academy Award Winners 1952 - The 24th

1952

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Walt Disney

Humphrey Bogart 1952

Vivien Leigh 1952

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Academy Award Winners 1962 - The 34th

1962

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Sophia Loren 1962

Rita Moreno 1962

Henry Mancini 1962

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Academy Award Winners 1963 - The 35th

1963

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Gregory Peck 1963

Anne Bancroft 1963

Patty Duke 1963

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Golden Globe Award Winners 1971 - The 28th

1971

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Frank Sinatra 1971

Barbra Streisand 1971

Clint Eastwood 1971

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Golden Globe Award Winners 1972 - The 29th

1972

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Sir Sean Connery 1972

Charles Bronson 1972

Gene Hackman 1972

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Grammy Award Winners 1964 - The 6th

1964

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Barbra Streisand 1964

Quincy Jones 1964

Ray Charles 1964

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Grammy Award Winners 1962 - The 4th

1962

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Bing Crosby 1962

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