Johnny Mercer, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Johnny Mercer

American lyricist, songwriter, singer and music professional

Date of Birth: 18-Nov-1909

Place of Birth: Savannah, Georgia, United States

Date of Death: 25-Jun-1976

Profession: composer, businessperson, singer, songwriter, lyricist, film score composer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio


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About Johnny Mercer

  • 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 businessman Buddy DeSylva and Glenn E.
  • Wallichs.He is best known as a Tin Pan Alley lyricist, but he also composed music.
  • He was also a popular singer who recorded his own songs as well as songs written by others.
  • From the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, many of the songs Mercer wrote and performed were among the most popular hits of the time, including "Moon River", "Days of Wine and Roses", "Autumn Leaves", and "Hooray for Hollywood".
  • He wrote the lyrics to more than 1,500 songs, including compositions for movies and Broadway shows.
  • He received nineteen Oscar nominations, and won four Best Original Song Oscars.

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