Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer
1909 - 1976

Johnny Mercer  American Songwriter


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....

Confirmed Relationships1
Longest Relationship46 yrs, 5 mths
Shortest Relationship46 yrs, 5 mths
Average Relationship Length46 yrs, 5 mths
Rumored Relationships2
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
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Johnny Mercer66 ScorpioSongwriter
Judy Garland47 GeminiActress
Ginger Mehan-
Bette Davis81 AriesActress


Female12th May, 193977 years old
John Jefferson
Male5th April, 194769 years old


The Ray Anthony Show1956 TV Show
Those Whiting Girls1955 Johnny Mercer TV Show
The Donald O'Connor Show1954 TV Show
Old Man Rhythm1935 Colonel Movie
To Beat the Band1935 Member of the Band Movie

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Peter BedfordJun 19, 2010

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

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