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Johnny Mercer

Johnny MercerAKA John Herndon Mercer

Born: 18-Nov-1909
Birthplace: Savannah, GA
Died: 25-Jun-1976
Location of death: Bel Air, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Brain
Remains: Cremated, Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, GA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Accentuate the Positive

Father: George A. Mercer
Mother: Lillian
Wife: Ginger Mehan (m. 1931, until his death, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Amanda
Son: John Jeff

    High School: Woodberry Forest School, Orange, VA (1927)

    Capitol Records Co-Founder (1942)
    Oscar for Best Music Original Song 1947 for The Harvey Girls (with Harry Warren)
    Oscar for Best Music Original Song 1952 for Here Comes the Groom (with Hoagy Carmichael)
    Oscar for Best Music Original Song 1962 for Breakfast at Tiffany's (with Henry Mancini)
    Oscar for Best Music Original Song 1963 for Days of Wine and Roses (with Henry Mancini)
    Golden Globe 1971 for Darling Lili (with Henry Mancini)
    Golden Globe 1972 for Kotch (with Marvin Hamlisch)
    Songwriters Hall of Fame
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 1628 Vine St.
    Brain Surgery

    To Beat the Band (23-Nov-1935)
    Old Man Rhythm (2-Aug-1935)

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