Allee Willis

American songwriter, artist and art director (1947-2019)

Allee Willis (born Alta Sherral Willis, November 10, 1947 – December 24, 2019) was an American songwriter and director.

Allee Willis
Birth nameAlta Sherral Willis
Born(1947-11-10)November 10, 1947
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.[1]
DiedDecember 24, 2019(2019-12-24) (aged 72)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation(s)Songwriter, multimedia artist, collector
Associated actsEarth, Wind & Fire
Websitealleewillis.com

She was nominated for an Emmy Award for "I'll Be There For You", which was used as the theme song for the sitcom Friends, and won two Grammy Awards for Beverly Hills Cop and The Color Purple.

Willis also co-wrote hit songs such as "September" and "Boogie Wonderland" by Earth, Wind & Fire. She was added into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018.[2]

Willis died in Los Angeles, California on December 24, 2019, at the age of 72 of cardiac arrest.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Gary James' Interview With Songwriter Allee Willis", ClassicBands.com. Retrieved December 25, 2019
  2. "Allee Willis". songhall.org.
  3. Allee Willis, ‘September’ and ‘I’ll Be There for You’ Songwriter, Dies at 72

Other websitesEdit