Johnny Mercer was born November 18, 1909 in Savannah, Georgia. In 1939 he joined Benny Goodman's Camel Caravan radio show. In 1942 Mercer cofounded Capitol Records. On Broadway, he collaborated with Harold Arlen. His songs for films won four Academy Awards. He collaborated with composers such as Hoagy Carmichael and Henry Mancini is credited with more than 1,000 lyrics.
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