Allee Willis

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Allee Willis
Birth name Alta Sherral Willis
Born (1947-11-10) November 10, 1947 (age 70)
Occupation(s) Songwriter, multimedia artist, collector
Associated acts Earth, Wind & Fire
Website alleewillis.com

Allee Willis (born November 10, 1947) is an American songwriter, artist, set designer, multimedia artist, writer, collector, and director.

As a songwriter Allee Willis is famous for her collaboration with Earth, Wind & Fire. In the 70's, she co-wrote songs like September, Boogie Wonderland and In the Stone. Other disco, pop and dance-pop mega hits includes Neutron Dance by Pointer Sisters, What Have I Done to Deserve This? by Pet Shop Boys, and I'll Be There for You by The Rembrandts. The latter is the theme from Friends – one of the best-selling TV themes of all time.[1] In 1995 Willis was nominated for an Emmy for I'll Be There for You. She also co-wrote the Tony and Grammy-winning Broadway musical, The Color Purple.

In 2018, she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.[2]

Career[edit]

On September 28, 2017 Willis premiered "The D", a passion project she wrote, recorded, and produced for her hometown of Detroit at the Detroit Institute of Arts.[3]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Allee Willis Music is the official Allee Willis website with pictures, some history behind the songs as well as sound bites and articles.
  • Allee Willis on IMDb
  • [2] Allee Willis Cyber Renaissance Woman - MediaTelevision