Andra Willis, Singer (1967-1969)
Lawrence Welk's Beautiful & Vivacious Singer
Andra Willis performed as as singer with the Lawrence Welk Show from 1967 to 1969. Willis was born and raised in Danville, Virginia. William first began singing professionally at age nine with her sisters, Toneda and Sheryl. The three sisters went on to play for the Freddie Lee Orchestra in Los Angeles. When her sisters retired from show business, she went solo singing in nightclubs and frequently on Don MacNeil's "Breakfast Club" radio program.
She joined the Lawrence Welk Show in 1967 reportedly as a possible replacement for the Lennon Sisters. While on the show, she often sang duets with fellow performer Dick Dale. She also sang a number of Spanish songs much as Anacani would do when she joined the show in 1973.
Willis ended up leaving two years later, however, to spend more time with her family. Her husband, Larry Muhoberac, was a keyboardist for Elvis Presley from 1969 to 1977. Today, Willis and Muhoberac live in Australia.