As an Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award winner, Aller Willis’ name in the music industry is something. Some online outlets reveal that her net worth was estimated to reach $700,000 at the time of her death.
Though Willis is no longer with us, fans are still curious. Everything about Willis when she was still alive are still a hot topic of discussion until now.
Who Is Allee Willis?
For short, Allee Willis was an American music director and songwriter. During her professional career, Willis was nominated for various prestigious awards. She even won 2 Grammy Awards.
They were for the Color Purple and Beverly Hills Cop. The Color Purple was even nominated for another prestigious award, the Tony Award.
Willis’ other work entitled I’ll Be There for You was nominated for an Emmy Award. This was the song that became the theme song of Friends, a popular sitcom in the 90s.
With the successful song projects, it was believed that Allee Willis’ net value was great. Allee Wallis was a talented songwriter.
The fact that she learned music autodidact was also amusing. Willis’ official bio revealed that she never specifically learned how to read or notate music before starting her professional career as a songwriter.
Her success in the music industry even made everything about her professional career more amusing.
On December 24, 2019, news broke that Allee Willis was dead at the age of 72. Her spokesperson revealed this sad news on her Instagram page.
The spokesperson further stated that Willis’ death was caused by cardiac arrest issues that she had suffered for years. Her body was then laid in Los Angeles before the funeral.
Personal Life and Family Background
Allee Willis’ bio shows that she was born on October 11, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan. However, information about her family background is not available as she was very private about it.
Not only family background, her marital status was also unknown. Until her death, the public didn’t know who she was dating or married with.
There was no information about her children either. As of Willis’ education, she was known to attend the University of Wisconsin and got her journalism degree there.
How Allee Willis Started Her Career
Allee Willis’s career as a songwriter began soon after she graduated from college and went to New York. She then worked at Columbia and Epic Records. H
owever, it was in Detroit where she was convinced to pursue career in the music industry. Allee Willis’ earnings increased significantly as her songs were received well by the public. She also co-wrote some popular songs like September and Earth, Wind & Fire.