Johnny Mercer - Academy Awards

Academy Awards

Mercer won four Academy Awards for Best Original Song:

  • "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" (1946) (music by Harry Warren) for The Harvey Girls
  • "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" (1951) (music by Hoagy Carmichael) for Here Comes The Groom
  • "Moon River" (1961) (music by Henry Mancini) for Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • "Days of Wine and Roses" (1962) (music by Henry Mancini) for Days of Wine and Roses

In 2009 Clint Eastwood produced a documentary film on Johnny Mercer's life and work called "The Dream's on Me" (Turner Classic Movies). After airing on Turner Classic Movies, the film was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in the category of Outstanding Nonfiction Special. It is currently available as a Warner Brothers DVD.

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