Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer bio

Birth Name: John Herndon Mercer

Occupation: Songwriter

Place Of Birth: Savannah

Date Of Birth: November 18, 1909

Date Of Death: June 25, 1976

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Johnny Mercer was born on the 18th of November, 1909. He was known for being a Songwriter. Songwriter whose hits included “Fools Rush In” and “Jeepers Creepers.” He co-founded Capitol Records.

Johnny Mercer was born in Savannah. He took a chance and pitched a comic song to Eddie Cantor, who liked it enough to become an early booster of his career. His first major Hollywood hit was I’m an Old Cowhand from the Rio Grande, which was performed in the 1936 film Rhythm on the Range by Bing Crosby .

Johnny Mercer was a Scorpio and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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John Herndon Mercer is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Johnny’s John Herndon Mercer attended Woodberry Forest School, Orange, VA (1927).


Johnny Mercer’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Johnny Mercer’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Johnny Mercer kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Johnny Mercer was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: John Herndon Mercer
BIRTH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Johnny Mercer was a Scorpio. People of this zodiac sign like truth, being right, longtime friends, teasing, and dislike dishonesty, revealing secrets, passive people. The strengths of this sign are being resourceful, brave, passionate, a true friend, while weaknesses can be distrusting, jealous, secretive and violent. The greatest overall compatibility with Scorpio is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Johnny Mercer was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Johnny Mercer had a ruling planet of Pluto and has a ruling planet of Pluto. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Neptune were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Johnny Mercer’s birth sign is Scorpio and he had a ruling planet of Pluto.

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