Elizabeth Gillies bio is a biographical sketch of the famous American singer, actress, and singer songwriter. The author, Jane Tolan, writes about the childhood and early adulthood of this famous singer. She was born in New Hampshire, the daughter of two parents who were from Maine. Her first love was there, but when she found herself with nothing to do at home, she started playing the guitar. When she began her career singing professionally, she sang all over the world and sold out concerts wherever she went.
Elizabeth Egan Gillies was born in Portland, Maine, the second daughter of David and Mary Gillies. At an early age, Elizabeth’s parents encouraged her love of music, and she took up the violin as a child and a half. At some point, her parents changed her name to Elizabeth Gillies, which they had given their son, David. When the family moved to Manhattan, New York, Elizabeth’s mother taught her the basics of acting, such as reading and writing, but Elizabeth did not find much success with acting until she was in her twenties.
Elizabeth Gillies first Broadway experience was in the revival of the musical “13.” She then went on to star in The Black Donnellies, playing the role of Jade West. She had a successful stint on stage in such shows as She Loves Me, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, and the TV show “Cheers.” Her most enduring role was in the TV show “American Beauty,” where she played the lead role. She also performed in movies including “The Secret.”
Gillies moved on to the big screen in more prominent roles, such as in “Hairspray” (in both versions), “Othello,” and “A Few Good Men.” She made more popular movies in the following years, such as “Catch Me If You Can”Gone with the Wind.” Her final film role was in a small role in “The Heartbreak Kid.” The singer died suddenly in 1986 and was buried in her home state of Massachusetts. The singer was known for her sentimental songs, and her beautiful voice.
Some of her music can be heard on the CD, Richardian – An Early Reception, which is the official soundtrack of the British Academy of Recording Arts Awards. Her other music credits include albums that she recorded as well, such as “Dying With My Breath”You Are Not Alone in This World.”
“Richardian” is a fun read with interesting stories about the singer and her life. The author has done her research on this interesting singer and her career. Elizabeth Gillies’s book is a good read, but only the reader can determine if it is worth the time spent. I’m sure it will make a great gift for someone you know.