Cissy Houston

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Birthday
30, 1933
Birthplace
Newark, NJ
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthplace
Newark, NJ

About

Gospel singer sang backup for artists such as Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin. Houston was the recipient of multiple honors, including two Grammy Awards.

Before Fame

She was in a gospel group with her cousin Dionne Warwick called The Drinkard Singers.

Trivia

She performed backup on Van Morrison's single "Brown Eyed Girl."

Family Life

She was married to her second husband John Russell Houston from 1959 until 1990. Her daughter was the great Whitney Houston.

Associated With

She played the role of Mrs. Havergal in the film The Preacher's Wife with Denzel Washington.