Johnny Marks (Songwriter) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born


John David Marks was an American songwriter. He specialized in Christmas songs and wrote many holiday standards, including “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”, “A Holly Jolly Christmas”, “Silver and Gold”, “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”, and “Run Rudolph Run”.

Birth name: John David Marks
Born: November 10, 1909, Mount Vernon, New York
Died: September 3, 1985, New York, New York
Occupation(s): Songwriter, composer
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About Johnny Marks

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.


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.


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

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Latest information about Johnny Marks updated on September 02, 2020.

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