|Born||in Des Moines, Iowa, USA|
|Died||in Fire Island, New York, USA (heart attack)|
|Birth Name||John Jefferson Barber Herring|
Mini Bio (1)
John Rox was born on June 21, 1907 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He was a writer, known for Rhythm Inn (1951), An Angel Comes to Brooklyn (1945) and A Safe Place (1971). He was previously married to Alice Pearce. He died on August 5, 1957 in Fire Island, New York, USA.
|Spouse||Alice Pearce (22 May 1948 - 5 August 1957) (his death)|
Once taught dancing in Laguna Beach with his brother Donald Granville Herring.
One of his most popular song hits was "It's a Big, Wide, Wonderful World." He also wrote the novelty song "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas."
He was instrumental in helping to put together wife Alice Pearce's nightclub acts for such venues as the Blue Angel in New York during the 40s. They had no children.
Graduated from Drake College.
His brother Robert Eugene Herring was an opera singer.
Many of John's songs were recorded by America's beloved artists. "Pig, Pig" was recorded by Burl Ives and "Riding Down the Canyon" was covered by Gene Autry. Others were used in Broadway musicals.