Gerald Marks

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Gerald Marks
Born(1900-10-13)October 13, 1900
Saginaw, Michigan
DiedJanuary 27, 1997(1997-01-27) (aged 96)
New York City

Gerald Marks (October 13, 1900 – January 27, 1997)[1][2] was an American composer from Saginaw, Michigan. He was best known for the song "All of Me" which he co-wrote with Seymour Simons and has been recorded about 2,000 times.[3][4] He also wrote the songs "That's What I Want for Christmas" for the film Stowaway starring Shirley Temple, and "Is It True What They Say About Dixie" recorded by Al Jolson and Rudy Vallee.

The success of his song "All of Me" led him to become a member of ASCAP, and he remained active in the organization for decades, serving on its board of directors from 1970 to 1981.

Gerald Marks was married to Edna Berger, a successful newspaper woman and labor organizer. She preceded him in death.


  1. ^ Tyler, Don (2007-04-02). Hit Songs, 1900-1955: American Popular Music of the Pre-Rock Era. McFarland. ISBN 9780786429462.
  2. ^ Jasen, David A (2003). Tin Pan Alley: An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Song. Routledge Publishers. ISBN 0-415-93877-5.
  3. ^ Lichtman, Irv (1997-02-08). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 7. Gerald Marks.
  4. ^ Gioia, Ted (May 2013). El canon del jazz : los 250 temas imprescindibles (in Spanish). Turner. ISBN 9788415832027.

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