John Mercer

Lyricist, Composer, Actor
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Born: 11/18/1909 in Savannah, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Music (230)

Crazy About Tiffany's 2016 (Movie)

("Moon River") (Song)

The Wrecking Crew 2015 (Movie)

("Fools Rush In") (Song)

Trumbo 2015 (Movie)

("The Glow Worm") (Song)

Cake 2014 (Movie)

("Dig It") (Song)

Calvary 2014 (Movie)

("Lazybones") (Song)

Fort McCoy 2014 (Movie)

("Someone's In The Kitchen With Dinah") (Song Performer)

Fort McCoy 2014 (Movie)

("Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive") (Song)

Gangster Squad 2013 (Movie)

("The Hills Of California") (Song Performer)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D 2012 (Movie)

("That Old Black Magic") (Song)

Men in Black 3 2012 (Movie)

("I'm An Old Cowhand") (Song)

Method To The Madness of Jerry Lewis 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Song

My Week With Marilyn 2011 (Movie)

("That Old Black Magic") (Song)

The Sitter 2011 (Movie)

"Something's Gotta Give" (Song)

Definitely, Maybe 2008 (Movie)

("Summer Wind") (Song)

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day 2008 (Movie)

("Dream") (Song)

Fred Claus 2007 (Movie)

("Jingle Bells") (Song Performer)

Mama's Boy 2007 (Movie)

("Too Marvelous For Words") (Song)

P.S. I Love You 2007 (Movie)

("P.S. I Love You") (Song)

Reign Over Me 2007 (Movie)

"I'm Old Fashioned" (Song)

The Savages 2007 (Movie)

("Two of a Kind") (Song)

The Water Horse 2007 (Movie)

("Goody Goody") (Song)

For Your Consideration 2006 (Movie)

("Hooray for Hollywood") (Song)

For Your Consideration 2006 (Movie)

("Hooray for Hollywood") (Song Performer)

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus 2006 (Movie)

("Tangerine") (Song)

Invincible 2006 (Movie)

("One for My Baby") (Song)

Invincible 2006 (Movie)

("One for My Baby") (Song Performer)

Love and Other Disasters 2006 (Movie)

("Moon River") (Song)

Marie Antoinette 2006 (Movie)

("Fools Rush In") (Song)

Take the Lead 2006 (Movie)

("Moon River") (Song)

The Good Shepherd 2006 (Movie)

("Fools Rush In") (Song)

The Notorious Bettie Page 2006 (Movie)

'Goody Goody" (Song)

Duck Dodgers 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Song

Elizabethtown 2005 (Movie)

("Moon River") (Song)

Good Night, And Good Luck 2005 (Movie)

("One For My Baby") (Song)

The Family Stone 2005 (Movie)

("Jingle Bells") (Song Performer)

Alfie 2004 (Movie)

("In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening") (Song)

Beyond the Sea 2004 (Movie)

("Fabulous Places") (Song)

The Last Shot 2004 (Movie)

("Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive") (Song)

Bullet Boy 2003 (Movie)

("Shakin' All Over") (Song)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

("Hooray For Hollywood") (Song)

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 (Movie)

("That Old Black Magic") (Song)

Jeepers Creepers 2 2003 (Movie)

("Jeepers Creepers") (Song)

Matchstick Men 2003 (Movie)

("Summer Wind") (Song)

Mona Lisa Smile 2003 (Movie)

("The Glow Worm") (Song)

Paycheck 2003 (Movie)

("I Remember You") (Song)

Seabiscuit 2003 (Movie)

("If I Had A Million Dollars") (Song)

From Broadway: Fosse 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

High Crimes 2002 (Movie)

("Autumn Leaves") (Song)

Hollywood Ending 2002 (Movie)

("Hooray For Hollywood") (Song)

The Truth About Charlie 2002 (Movie)

("Charade") (Song)

Jeepers Creepers 2001 (Movie)

songs("Jeepers Creepers" "Peek-A-Boo") (Song)

Manilow Live! 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Pearl Harbor 2001 (Movie)

songs("Blues In the Night (My Mama Done Tol Me") "Jeepers Creepers") (Song)

Real Sex 27: Slippery When Wet 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Song

Sidewalks of New York 2001 (Movie)

("Autumn Leaves") (Song)

The Score 2001 (Movie)

("Autumn Leaves") (Song)

Goodnight Moon and Other Sleepytime Tales 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song

Paperback Hero 2000 (Movie)

("I Remember You") (Song)

Roger Williams: Pop Goes the Ivories 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle 2000 (Movie)

("Hooray for Hollywood") (Song)

What Women Want 2000 (Movie)

songs("Something's Gotta Give" "Too Marvelous for Words") (Song)

200 Cigarettes 1999 (Movie)

("Moon River") (Song)

Analyze This 1999 (Movie)

("You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby") (Song)

Best Laid Plans 1999 (Movie)

("Glow Worm") (Song)

Blast From the Past 1999 (Movie)

songs("Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive" "That Old Black Magic") (Song)

Just the Ticket 1999 (Movie)

("Come Rain or Come Shine") (Song)

Mad Cows 1999 (Movie)

("Lazy Bones") (Song)

Summer of Sam 1999 (Movie)

("Come Rain or Come Shine") (Song)

The Other Sister 1999 (Movie)

("Come Rain or Come Shine") (Song)

The Out-Of-Towners 1999 (Movie)

("That Old Black Magic") (Song)

A Night At the Roxbury 1998 (Movie)

("That Old Black Magic") (Song)

Buffalo '66 1998 (Movie)

("Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)") (Song)

Celebrity 1998 (Movie)

("Tangerine") (Song)

City of Angels 1998 (Movie)

("That Old Black Magic") (Song)

The Real Blonde 1998 (Movie)

("Moon River") (Song)

You've Got Mail 1998 (Movie)

("Dream") (Song)

Breaking Up 1997 (Movie)

("Come Rain or Come Shine") (Song)

L.A. Confidential 1997 (Movie)

("Hit the Road to Dreamland") (Song)

L.A. Confidential 1997 (Movie)

("Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive") (Song Performer)

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 1997 (Movie)

songs("Skylark" "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)" "Autumn Leaves" "Come Rain or Come Shine" "Too Marvelous for Words" "Days of Wine and Roses" "Tangerine" "This Time the Dream's on Me" "And the Angels Sing" "Dream" "Laura" "In the Cool, Cool, C (Song)

The Devil's Advocate 1997 (Movie)

songs("Days of Wine and Roses" "Moment to Moment") (Song)

The Songs of Johnny Mercer -- Too Marvelous For Words 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Mad Dog Time 1996 (Movie)

songs("Something's Gotta Give") (Song)

Michael 1996 (Movie)

songs("Dream" "I Thought About You") (Song)

The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996 (Movie)

("Long Goodbye Theme") (Song)

Last Summer in the Hamptons 1995 (Movie)

songs("My Shining Hour" "Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive") (Song)

Cops and Robbersons 1994 (Movie)

("One For My Baby (And One More for the Road)") (Song)

Radioland Murders 1994 (Movie)

("Love Is on the Air Tonight") (Song)

The Little Rascals 1994 (Movie)

("You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby") (Song)

Boiling Point 1993 (Movie)

("Dream") (Song)

Hexed 1993 (Movie)

("Moon River") (Song)

Mad Dog and Glory 1993 (Movie)

("That Old Black Magic") (Song)

Rich in Love 1993 (Movie)

("Skylark") (Song)

Sleepless in Seattle 1993 (Movie)

("Jeepers Creepers") (Song)

The Man Without A Face 1993 (Movie)

("Moon River") (Song)

Class Act 1992 (Movie)

("Jeepers Creepers") (Song)

Cool World 1992 (Movie)

("That Old Black Magic") (Song)

Innocent Blood 1992 (Movie)

("That Old Black Magic") (Song)

Medicine Man 1992 (Movie)

("That Old Black Magic") (Song)

Ruby 1992 (Movie)

songs("Blues in the Night" "Day In, Day Out") (Song)

School Ties 1992 (Movie)

("That Old Black Magic") (Song)

The Mighty Ducks 1992 (Movie)

("Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive") (Song)

Bugsy 1991 (Movie)

("Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive" "Candy" "Come Rain or Come Shine" "Fool Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)") (Song Performer)

Bugsy 1991 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Dead Again 1991 (Movie)

("Tangerine") (Song)

For the Boys 1991 (Movie)

songs("Come Rain or Come Shine" "The Girl Friend of the Whirling Dervish" "I Rememer You" "P.S. I Love You") (Song)

My Girl 1991 (Movie)

("One For My Baby (And One More For the Road)") (Song)

The Fred Astaire Songbook 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear 1991 (Movie)

songs("Tangerine" "Satin Doll") (Song)

True Colors 1991 (Movie)

("In the Cool Cool of the Evening") (Song)

Alice 1990 (Movie)

("I Remember You") (Song)

Arachnophobia 1990 (Movie)

("Summer Wind") (Song)

Days of Thunder 1990 (Movie)

("Moon River") (Song)

Funny About Love 1990 (Movie)

songs("You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby" "I Remember You") (Song)

Julie Andrews in Concert 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song

The Freshman 1990 (Movie)

("I Wanna Be Around") (Song)

White Hunter, Black Heart 1990 (Movie)

("Satin Doll") (Song)

36 Fillette 1989 (Movie)

("Moon Dreams") (Song)

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

("Moon River") (Song)

Cousins 1989 (Movie)

("Tangerine") (Song)

Let's Get Lost 1989 (Movie)

("Autumn Leaves (Les feuilles mortes)" (English lyric) "I Remember You") (Song)

Loverboy 1989 (Movie)

("I Wanna Be Around") (Song)

New York Stories 1989 (Movie)

song "That Old Black Magic"(("Life Lessons")) (Song)

Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall 1989 (Movie)

("And the Angels Sing") (Song)

Evening at Pops (07/23/88) 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Song

Permanent Record 1988 (Movie)

("Moon River") (Song)

Rocket Gibraltar 1988 (Movie)

songs("I'm Old Fashioned" "Shorty George") (Song)

The Presidio 1988 (Movie)

songs("That Old Black Magic" "Moon River" "Tangerine") (Song)

The Year My Voice Broke 1988 (Movie)

("I Remember You") (Song)

Torch Song Trilogy 1988 (Movie)

("This Time the Dream's on Me") (Song)

Evening at Pops (06/20/87) 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

In the Mood 1987 (Movie)

("Dream") (Song)

Innerspace 1987 (Movie)

("I'm an Old Cow Hand (From the Rio Grande)") (Song)

Ishtar 1987 (Movie)

lyrics("One For My Baby (and One More For the Road)") (Theme Lyrics)

Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 (Movie)

lyrics("I Remember You" "I'm Old Fashioned") (Theme Lyrics)

Off Beat 1986 (Movie)

("Moon River") (Song)

Vamp 1986 (Movie)

("That Old Black Magic") (Song)

Fletch 1985 (Movie)

("Moon River") (Song)

Summer Rental 1985 (Movie)

("Tangerine") (Song)

Target 1985 (Movie)

("That Old Black Magic") (Song)

Best Defense 1984 (Movie)

(Song)

Best Defense 1984 (Movie)

("Moon River") (Song Performer)

Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter 1984 (Movie)

("Tangerine") (Song)

Racing With the Moon 1984 (Movie)

("Tangerine") (Song)

Star Trek III 1984 (Movie)

songs("I Remember You" "Tangerine" "That Old Black Magic") (Song)

Curse of the Pink Panther 1983 (Movie)

("Moon River") (Song)

Terms of Endearment 1983 (Movie)

music extract("That Old Black Magic") (Music)

The King of Comedy 1983 (Movie)

("Come Rain or Come Shine") (Song)

The Lords of Discipline 1983 (Movie)

("Moon River") (Song)

An Officer and A Gentleman 1982 (Movie)

("Moon River") (Song)

Frances 1982 (Movie)

("Jeepers Creepers") (Song)

Some Kind of Hero 1982 (Movie)

("Moon River") (Song)

Handgun 1981 (Movie)

("Bless Your Beautiful Hide" "Goin' Co'tin") (Song)

Mommie Dearest 1981 (Movie)

("Tangerine") (Song)

Rough Cut 1980 (Movie)

("Satin Doll") (Song)

Chilly Scenes of Winter 1979 (Movie)

("Skylark") (Song)

More American Graffiti 1979 (Movie)

("Moon River") (Song)

Real Life 1979 (Movie)

("Something's Gotta Give") (Song)

The Brink's Job 1978 (Movie)

("Accentuate the Positive") (Song)

The Parallax View 1974 (Movie)

("Moon River") (Song)

The Long Goodbye 1973 (Movie)

lyrics("The Long Goodbye") (Theme Lyrics)

Kotch 1971 (Movie)

lyrics("Life Is What You Make It") (Theme Lyrics)

Plaza Suite 1971 (Movie)

("Tangerine") (Song)

Alex in Wonderland 1970 (Movie)

("Hooray For Hollywood") (Song)

Darling Lili 1970 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Downhill Racer 1969 (Movie)

lyrics("Moon River" "That Old Black Magic") (Theme Lyrics)

The Brotherhood 1968 (Movie)

("Moon River") (Song)

Barefoot in the Park 1967 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Alvarez Kelly 1966 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Rosie 1966 (Movie)

song and lyrics (Song)

Moment to Moment 1965 (Movie)

("Moment to Moment") (Song)

Not With My Wife, You Don't 1965 (Movie)

songs (Song)

The Great Race 1965 (Movie)

("The Sweetheart Tree") (Song)

Man's Favorite Sport? 1964 (Movie)

title song (Song)

The Americanization of Emily 1964 (Movie)

("Emily") (Song)

The Pink Panther 1964 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Charade 1963 (Movie)

lyrics(for title song) (Theme Lyrics)

Days of Wine and Roses 1962 (Movie)

title song (Song)

How the West Was Won 1962 (Movie)

lyrics("Raise a Ruckus" "Wait For the Hoedown" "What Was Your Name in the States") (Theme Lyrics)

Breakfast At Tiffany's 1961 (Movie)

lyrics("Moon River") (Theme Lyrics)

Hatari! 1961 (Movie)

("Just For Tonight") (Song)

Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation 1961 (Movie)

lyrics("Cream Puff") (Theme Lyrics)

The Facts of Life 1960 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Hey Boy! Hey Girl! 1958 (Movie)

("Autumn Leaves") (Song)

Li'l Abner 1958 (Movie)

lyrics("A Typical Day" "If I Had My Druthers" "Jubilation T Cornpone" "Don't That Take the Rag Offen the Bush" "There's Room Enough For Us" "Namely You" "The Country's in the Very Best of Hands" "Unnecessary Town" "I'm Past My Prime" "Otherwise" "Put 'Em (Theme Lyrics)

Merry Andrew 1958 (Movie)

lyrics("The Pipes of Pan" "The Square Root of the Hypotenuse" "You Can't Always Have What You Want" "Everything is Tickety-Boo" "Chin Up, Stout Fella" "Salud" "Buona Fortuna") (Theme Lyrics)

Missouri Traveler 1958 (Movie)

lyrics("Biam's Song") (Theme Lyrics)

Bernardine 1957 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Autumn Leaves 1956 (Movie)

(Song)

You Can't Run Away From It 1956 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Daddy Long Legs 1955 (Movie)

songs("History of the Beat" "C-A-T Spells Cat" "Daddy Long Legs" "Welcome Egghead" "Dream" "Something' s Got To Give" "Slue Foot") (Song)

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers 1954 (Movie)

(Music)

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers 1954 (Movie)

lyrics("When You're In Love" "Spring, Spring, Spring" "Sobbin' Women" "Bless Your Beautiful Hide" "Goin' Co'tin" "Wonderful, Wonderful Day" "June Bride" "Lonesome Polecat Lament") (Theme Lyrics)

Young at Heart 1954 (Movie)

("One For My Baby") (Song)

Dangerous When Wet 1953 (Movie)

(Music)

Top Banana 1953 (Movie)

(Music)

Top Banana 1953 (Movie)

lyrics("If You Want To Be A Top Banana" "My Home Is In My Shoes" "I Fought Every Step Of the Way" "A Word A Day" "Sans Souci" "Only If You're In Love" "The Man of the Year This Week") (Theme Lyrics)

The Harvey Girls 1945 (Movie)

songs (Song)

To Have and Have Not 1944 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Star Spangled Rhythm 1941 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Naughty But Nice 1939 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Cowboy From Brooklyn 1938 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Going Places 1938 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Hollywood Hotel 1938 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Varsity Show 1936 (Movie)

songs (Song)

A Hard Straight (TV Show)

Song

Birth of the Blues (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Blues in the Night (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Captains of the Clouds (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Hard to Get (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Here Come the Waves (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Lush Life (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Monica Mancini... On Record (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

My House in Umbria (TV Show)

Song

Navy Blues (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Phantom of the Megaplex (TV Show)

Song

Remains to Be Seen (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Rhythm on the Range (Movie)

(Songwriter)

The Belle of New York (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Fleet's In (Movie)

(Songwriter)

The Inspector General (Movie)

(Songwriter)

The Singing Marine (Movie)

(Songwriter)

The Sky's the Limit (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Sky's the Limit (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Wings of the Navy (Movie)

(Songwriter)

You Were Never Lovelier (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))
Actor (3)

Wendy The Good Little Witch 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

That's Entertainment! III 1994 (Movie)

Song Performer (Actor)

Old Man Rhythm (Movie)

Colonel (Actor)
Writer (1)

Second Chorus (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Relationships

Amanda Mercer

Daughter

John Jeff Mercer

Son

Ginger Meehan

Wife
married in 1931

Milestones

1943

Scored a No. 2 hit with his recording of "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive."

1941

Founded both Capitol Records and the far less iconic Cowboy Records.

1936

Found success in Hollywood for the first time by penning "I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)," sung by Bing Crosby in Rhythm on the Range.

Bonus Trivia

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In 1969, Johnny Mercer co-founded the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Johnny Mercer's great grandfather was Confederate General Hugh Weedon Mercer.

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Before he ever recorded as a singer, Johnny Mercer sang with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra as the result of winning a contest.

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