Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer
1909 - 1976

Johnny Mercer  American Songwriter


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American Songwriter Johnny Mercer was born John Herndon Mercer on 18th November, 1909 in Savannah, GA and passed away on 25th Jun 1976 Bel Air, CA, USA aged 66. He is most remembered for Accentuate the Positive. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Johnny Mercer is a member of the following lists: Grammy Award winners, Capitol Records artists and Best Song Academy Award winning songwriters.


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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, USA
Cause of Death Brain Tumor
Buried Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
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, Bing Crosby, Margaret Whiting, The Pied Pipers, Bobby Darin, Gene de Paul
Official Websites,,
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 Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) was an American lyricist, songwriter, and singer. He was also a record label executive who co-founded Capitol Records with music industry businessmen Buddy DeSylva and Glenn E. Wallichs.

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Johnny Mercer66 ScorpioSongwriter
Ginger Mehan-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
AmandaFemale12th May, 193982 years oldGinger Mehan
John JeffersonMale5th April, 194774 years oldGinger Mehan


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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