Mercer, Johnny

Johnny Mercer (1910-1976) was born John H. Mercer in Savannah, Georgia, the son of George Anderson Mercer. He was educated in Savannah public schools and at Woodberry Forest School in Virginia. He worked with his father in the real estate loan business before heading to New York in 1929 with the Savannah Town Theater group for a National Little Theater contest. He remained in New York to try for a stage career. He became a well-known lyricist and moved to California, where he produced many hit songs for motion picture musical productions.

From the description of Johnny Mercer correspondence, 1955-1971. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122932083


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