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Allee Willis

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The Musical Genius Behind the “Friends” Theme Also Wrote “September”

 

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"Friends" theme song writer Allee Willis dies at 72

 

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Tributes pour in for Grammy-winning songwriter Allee Willis

 

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Childstar - Allee Willis

 

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Allee Willis & Jon Lind, "Boogie Wonderland" (original demo by the songwriters)

Alta Sherral "Allee" Willis was an American songwriter and director. Willis co-wrote hit songs including "September" and "Boogie Wonderland" by Earth, Wind & Fire. 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, the latter of which was also nominated for a Tony Award. She was the only woman to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018. She was also a renowned collector of kitsch artworks, performer, artist, campaigner and socialite.
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