Allee Willis

Allee Willis


Allee Willis, a Grammy-winning songwriter and the Tony-nominated composer and lyricist of The Color Purple, passed away December 24 at age 72. Having penned a number of popular songs throughout her career, Ms. Willis sold more than 50 million records—including the Earth, Wind & Fire hits “September” and “Boogie Wonderland.”

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  • Born: Nov 10, 1947 in Detroit, MI
  • Death: Dec 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA


Tony Award
2006 Best Original Score The Color Purple Nominee