Revives performing career briefly by making a few live appearances and by releasing albums. Continues writing with Henry Mancini and other younger composers.
Eighteenth “Best Song” Academy Award nomination for “Life Is What You Make It” written with Marvin Hamlisch (from the film Kotch).
First “Best Song” Golden Globe Award for “Whistling Away the Dark” written with Henry Mancini (from the film Darling Lili).
Inducted into The Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Second “Best Song” Golden Globe Award for “Life Is What You Make It” written with Marvin Hamlisch (from the film Kotch).
The Good Companions, Mercer’s last theatrical work, opens in London. A collaboration with André Previn, the show was based on J.B. Priestley’s novel of the same name.
While in London records last two albums, produced by Ken Barnes.
Undergoes surgery for a brain tumor (October).
Mercer dies (June 25), following months of confinement as a result of surgery.