Gerald Marks (October 13, 1900 – January 27, 1997) 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. 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.
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Birth and Death Data: Born October 13, 1900 (Saginaw), Died January 27, 1997 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, leader, lyricist
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 102 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-33209||10-in.||8/4/1925||She's drivin' me wild||Don Bestor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-39452||10-in.||7/22/1927||I'd walk a million miles (To be a little nearer to you)||Jack Crawford Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-41148||10-in.||12/7/1927||Where in the world (Is there someone for me)||B.F. Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orchestra ; Joseph M. Knecht||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BRC-70168||10-in.||8/13/1931||(With you on my mind, I find) I can't write the words||Chick Bullock ; Johnny Hamp Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-70636||10-in.||12/1/1931||All of me||Mildred Bailey ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-70983||10-in.||12/18/1931||Nothin' to do but love||Snooks Friedman ; Memphis Ramblers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-71208||10-in.||12/29/1931||All of me||Russ Columbo||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-71980||10-in.||3/22/1932||You're the one (You beautiful son-of-a-gun)||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, trio, and chorus||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-72270||10-in.||4/12/1932||Ev'ry time my heart beats||Ted Black Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BRC-72273||10-in.||4/12/1932||I'll get along somehow||Ted Black Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-72540||10-in.||5/4/1932||Night shall be filled with music||Leo Reisman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||ESHQ-72889||8-in.||6/14/1932||Night shall be filled with music||Jim Harkins and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BSHQ-73002||10-in.||6/14/1932||Night shall be filled with music||Roy Wager and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-73727||10-in.||9/30/1932||Save a rainy day for me||Joe Lucarell ; Pennsylvania Collegians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-73740||10-in.||10/3/1932||Save a rainy day for me||Joe Rines Orchestra ; Coletta Ryan||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-74649||10-in.||12/8/1932||I'll see you in the morning||Victor Arden-Phil Ohman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-74774||10-in.||1/5/1933||Now we're on our second honeymoon||Don Bestor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-77069||10-in.||10/24/1933||Say what you mean||Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-81078||10-in.||1/18/1934||Nothing but the best||Jerry Baker ; Hotel Governor Clinton Orchestra ; Enoch Light||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-88775||10-in.||3/5/1935||(Oh Suzanna) Dust off that old pianna||George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Loretta Lee ; Sonny Schuyler||Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet||composer|
|Victor||BS-88787||10-in.||3/6/1935||(Oh Suzanna) Dust off that old pianna||Fats Waller and his Rhythm||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-99821||10-in.||2/24/1936||Is it true what they say about Dixie?||Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-99972||10-in.||4/9/1936||It is true what they say about Dixie?||Willie Bryant Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-102804||10-in.||6/22/1936||All is quiet on the old front porch tonight||Harry Blair ; Washboard Wonders||Male vocal solo, with washboard band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-07132||10-in.||2/18/1937||First, last and always||Hotel Charlotte Orchestra ; Jimmie Livingston ; Al Stanland||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Marks, Gerald," accessed March 22, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110855.
Marks, Gerald. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 22, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110855.
"Marks, Gerald." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 22 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Marks, Gerald, 1900-1997 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no98027951
Wikidata: Gerald Marks - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q5549377
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