In 1961 it won that year's Academy Award for Best Original Song.
It is most well-known for being sung in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's by Audrey Hepburn, although it has been covered by many other artists.
It became the theme song for Andy Williams, who first recorded the song in 1961 and performed it at the Academy Awards ceremonies in 1962.
Johnny Mercer's hometown, was named Moon River in honor of him and this song.
"Moon River" was released by South African singer Danny Williams, and reached the UK number one.
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