Andrea True Dies – Andrea True, a porn star turned pop singer who recorded a classic hit of the disco era, “More, More, More,” died Nov. 7 at a hospital in Kingston, N.Y. She was 68.
The Gilpatric-VanVliet funeral home in Kingston announced her death but did not release a cause. She lived in Woodstock, N.Y.
Born Andrea Marie Truden on July 26, 1943, in Nashville, Tenn., she moved to New York in 1968 to study acting. She shortened her last name to “True” to spare her family embarrassment when she began appearing in pornographic films in the early 1970s, she told the Los Angeles Times in 1976.
“I had nothing better to do,” True said in the interview, which carried the headline: “Porno’s Loss Is Disco’s Gain.”
“I had been turned down by an agent for a record deal and I was tired of working as an extra in pictures,” Andrea said. “Some of my friends asked me to join them in a porno film. I figured I could learn about films and acting that way, so I did it.”
But True recalled struggling with her choice: “For one thing, how do you go home and say, ‘Mom, I’m in porno movies’?”
Andrea made about 40 such films in the 1970s and became a star of the genre. In 1974, she appeared in six movies, including “Deep Throat Part II” and “Lady on the Couch.”
True’s music career began in 1975 when she filmed a commercial in Jamaica and was not allowed to leave the country with her earnings. She stayed and spent her money to finish a recording of “More, More, More,” an instrument-heavy track credited to the Andrea True Connection.