Johnny Mercer

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of his birth, GHS chose Savannah native Johnny Mercer as the 2009 Georgia History Festival Featured Historical Figure. The biographical information below was developed to highlight his life and career as an actor, singer, and one of the most popular and successful songwriters of the 20th century. Click on the links below to explore Johnny Mercer’s life and legacy. Teachers can download a printable PDF teacher guide to using the materials in the classroom.