This Hit-Making Songwriter Shares Her Unlikely Rise to the Top of Her Craft
In just a single year, songwriter and artist Allee Willis went from barely making ends meet to having written the biggest hit of 1978. Since then, she has gone on to write more than 1,000 songs, be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and win Grammy and Tony Awards. But the most incredible part remains—she doesn’t know how to play an instrument or write a single note of music! In this short feature for Great Big Story, Allee shares her incredible and inspiring journey through a life of creativity and color.