Johnny Marks (November 10, 1909 - September 3, 1985) was an American songwriter. Events 1444 - Battle of Varna: The crusading forces of King Vladislaus III of Varna (aka Ulaszlo I of Hungary and Wladyslaw Year 1909 ( MCMIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Events 36 BC - In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both He is remembered today for his Christmas songs which include "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (a hit for Gene Autry and others), "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" (first recorded by Bing Crosby), "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" (a hit for Brenda Lee), and "A Holly Jolly Christmas" (recorded by the Quinto Sisters, then Burl Ives). Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a song and popular Christmas story about Santa Claus 's ninth and lead reindeer who possesses an unusually red-colored Orvon Gene Autry ( September 29 1907 &ndash October 2 1998) was an American performer who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" is a Christmas carol based on the poem "Christmas Bells" composed by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882 Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby ( May 3, 1903 &ndash October 14, 1977) was an Academy Award winning American Popular " Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree " is a Christmas song, written by Johnny Marks and recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958 on Decca 9-30776 Brenda Lee (born December 11, 1944) is an American country - pop Singer, who was popular during the 1950s and 1960s Johnny Marks ( November 10, 1909 - September 3, 1985) was an American Songwriter. Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives ( 14 June 1909 &ndash 14 April 1995) was an Academy Award winning American actor and acclaimed
Marks was born in Mount Vernon, New York. Mount Vernon is a city in Westchester County New York. It lies on the border of the New York City Borough of the Bronx. He was Jewish. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************  A graduate of Colgate and Columbia Universities, Marks later studied in Paris. Colgate University is a private liberal arts college located in the Village of Hamilton in Madison County New York, USA Columbia University is a private University in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. He earned a Bronze Star and 4 Battle Stars as a Captain in the 26th Special Service Company during World War II. The Bronze Star Medal is a United States Armed Forces individual military decoration which may be awarded for bravery acts of merit or meritorious service World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including He is a great-uncle of economist Steven Levitt. Steven David "Steve" Levitt (born May 29, 1967) is a prominent American Economist best known for his work on crime in particular on
His works includes stellar contemporary Christmas songs, most notably "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer". Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a song and popular Christmas story about Santa Claus 's ninth and lead reindeer who possesses an unusually red-colored The song was based on a poem by the same name, written by Marks’ brother-in-law and creator of Rudolph, Robert L. May. Robert L May (1905 - 1976 was the creator of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Although "Frosty the Snowman" and "Jingle Bell Rock" have the same musical structure and chord progressions as Rudolph, Rockin', and Holly Jolly, they were written by different authors. " Frosty the Snowman " is a popular song written by Walter "Jack" Rollins and Steve Nelson and first recorded by Gene Autry and the Cass County "Jingle Bell Rock" is the name of a popular Christmas song.
In addition to his songwriting, he founded St. Nicholas Music in 1949, and served as director of ASCAP from 1957 to 1961. The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers ( ASCAP) is a non-profit Performance rights organization that protects its He died in New York City. The City of New York