Andrea Hill. PhD. is an accomplished psychotherapist, actress, singer and acting coach living in Los Angeles. She has combined her experience into a delightful book of advice and information directed to those who are in or around the creative world of entertainment.
The entertainment world is familiar to Andrea. As a child, she was well known to Cleveland television audiences as Andrea Carroll where she was a regular on the long running “Gene Carroll” Show. Later she played a singer on the daytime serial “Somerset”. In the sixties she signed a recording contract with Epic Records and later Big Top, RCA, and United Artists. She had eight local hits, including “Please Don’t Talk To The Lifeguard” which hit NUMBER ONE on the WHK Fabulous Fifty Tunedex. At only sixteen, with backing vocals by the Chiffons, Andrea hit the Hot 100 in 1963 with “Why Am I So Shy”. During that time of her life, she had the exceptional experience of touring nationally with such stars as Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder and Bob Hope.
Today, Andrea Hill, Ph.D., MFT., along with husband, former television producer Lyle B Hill, own the nationally renowned acting school Weist-Barron-Hill, located in Burbank, California. Dr. Hill is also a licensed clinical therapist with a specialty working with people in the entertainment industry from beginners to movie stars. She lives in Calabasas, California
I’ve had the good fortune to interview Andrea for a previous “Innocent Age” show. Ironically, on a show dedicated to Lenny Welch, I discovered that Lenny attended a two week “acting in commercials” class taught by Andrea and her husband Lyle.
Making It In The Business, is a special compilation of letters originally written for a major dramatic magazine. It is Dr. Hill’s unique and compassionate communication with her reader that makes this book so compelling a read. Everyone wants to “Make It!” in the arts and in life. The real challenge is how to stay sane while doing it! Dr. Hill is in session with every reader sharing her vast experience on every page.
This book explores those deep emotional elements linking all artists. It should resonate with readers who have the courage to take a close look at themselves and the world around them. Find out more about her book: Making It In The Business
We play many tunes by Andrea – click HERE to listen: TUNEDEX MEMORIES