Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer
1909 - 1976

Johnny Mercer  American Songwriter

Johnny Mercer passed away on 25th Jun 1976 aged 66. His last relationship was when Judy Garland and Johnny Mercer were rumored to have dated for 75 years after getting together in 1941.


Johnny Mercer was previously married to Ginger Mehan (1930 - 1976).

He was also in relationships with Bette Davis.

Johnny Mercer is rumoured to have hooked up with Judy Garland (1941).

Johnny Mercer had 2 children, Amanda (77) and John Jefferson (69).


Johnny Mercer is a 66 year old American Songwriter. Born John Herndon Mercer on 18th November, 1909 in Savannah, GA and educated at Woodberry Forest School, Orange, VA (1927), he is famous for Accentuate the Positive in a career that spans 1930–1976. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Johnny Mercer is a member of the following lists: Best Original Song Academy Award winning songwriters, Musicians from Savannah, Georgia and Writers from Savannah, Georgia.


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Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship46 yrs, 5 mths
Shortest Relationship46 yrs, 5 mths
Average Relationship Length23 yrs, 2 mths
Rumored Relationships1
First Name Johnny
Middle Name Herndon
Last Name Mercer
Full Name at Birth John Herndon Mercer
Age 66 (age at death) years
Birthday 18th November, 1909
Birthplace Savannah, GA
Died 25th June, 1976
Place of Death Bel Air, CA
Cause of Death Brain Tumor
Build Average
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Woodberry Forest School, Orange, VA (1927)
Occupation Text Songwriter, Lyricist
Occupation Songwriter
Claim to Fame Accentuate the Positive
Music Genre Vocal
Year(s) Active 1930–1976
Music Style Standards, Traditional Pop, Tin Pan Alley Pop, Vocal Pop, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Lyricist
Music Mood Carefree, Exuberant, Cheerful, Springlike, Irreverent, Innocent, Whimsical, Elegant, Gleeful, Refined/Mannered, Rousing, Playful, Sentimental, Fun, Amiable/Good-Natured, Laid-Back/Mellow, Producer
Instrument Composer, Vocals, Arranger, Classical Music Entry
Associated Acts Richard A. Whiting, Harry Warren, Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael, Henry Mancini
Father George Anderson Mercer
Mother Lillian Elizabeth (née Ciucevich)
Brother Walter Mercer
Friend Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, Jack Teagarden, Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Paul Whitman, Bing Crosby, Harry Warren, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Buddy DeSylva, Dorothy Fields, Billie Holiday, Kay Starr, Jo Stafford, Duke Ellington, Henry Mancini, Margaret Whiting, Ziggy Elman, Lena Horne, Paul Weston, Bill Goodwin, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, David Raskin, Cab Calloway, Paul Whiteman, Arthur Murray, Eddie Cantor, Everett Miller, Irving Berlin, William Holden, Brenda Marshall, Alan Livingston, Bob Bach, Bill Harbach, Irving Lazar, Jimmy Van Heusen, Dave Dexter, Woody Herman, George Simon, Artie Shaw, Robert Emmett Dolan, Richard Whiting

John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) was an American lyricist, songwriter and singer. He was also the founder of Capitol Records.

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Partner Comparison

Johnny Mercer66 ScorpioSongwriter
Judy Garland47 GeminiActress
Ginger Mehan-
Bette Davis81 AriesActress


AmandaFemale12th May, 193977 years old
John JeffersonMale5th April, 194769 years old


The Ray Anthony Show1956TV Show
Those Whiting Girls1955Johnny MercerTV Show
The Donald O'Connor Show1954TV Show
Old Man Rhythm1935ColonelMovie
To Beat the Band1935Member of the BandMovie


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Peter BedfordJun 19, 2010

I could listen to Johnny Mercer`s songs all day.

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