Johnny Marks

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Birthday
10, 1909
Birthplace
Mount Vernon, NY
Death Date
Sep 3, 1985 (75)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
10, 1909
Birthplace
Mount Vernon, NY
Death Date
Sep 3, 1985 (75)

About

Wrote A Holly Jolly Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, and other holiday standards.

Before Fame

He attended Colgate University and Columbia University and earned a Bronze Star and four Battle Stars in World War II.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1981.

Family Life

He married Margaret May Marks and was the nephew of famed Manhattan businessman Marcus M. Marks.

Associated With

His songs were hits for such artists as Gene Autry and Burl Ives.