MS. Florida Senior America 2004
Addie is a vocalist, tap dancer and Mistress of Ceremony. She fulfilled a life-long dream at 58, taking her first tap dancing lesson at Jeanne Lynn Dance Studio in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Addie grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. After her marriage, she and her family relocated to Collinsville, Illinois in the mid seventies. Addie and her husband, Salvatore, retired to the Sunshine State in March of 1995.
Prior to retiring, Addie was a licensed realtor with a broker's license. She was Regional Vice President for the State of Illinois Association of Realtors and was Realtor of the Year in 1992. She was President of Greater Gateway Association of Realtor's from 1994-1985. She has also experienced being a manager of a ladies boutique in St Louis and a print ad model for Boutique in Fairview Heights, Illinois.
In 1990 Addie began her tenure as a state traveling companion for the
Miss Illinois Pageant, retiring from that position in 1996. Addie's daughter, Dawn Michele Spicuzza-Luttrell, was Miss Illinois in1988. Her daughter, son-in-law and grandson now live in Orlando.
Among other things, Addie was president of the Collinsville Area United Way, President of Venetian Gardens Home Owners Association and President of Largo Women's Club.
Addie has many, many performing credits. She was with the award winning Grandmother Rockettes, Ken Buffet Revue, Florida Senior America Showcase and Joe Koehler Senior Follies. She has performed for various Veteran's groups, in Walt Disney World, Catherine Hickman Theater, Studio 620, Mahaffey Theater, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Peacock Center, Kings Pointe Theater, Largo Cultural Community Center and the with the Artist Alliance Group. She is currently performing with Fabulous Showstoppers, Addie Presents and Top Hat Tappers.
Addie enjoys boating, walking, NASCAR, spending time with family, performing and PHNC.
She always has a Song in Her Heart and a Tap to her Toes.