Emily “Cissy” Houston (n e Drinkard; born September 30, 1933) is an American soul and gospel singer. After a successful career singing backup for such artists as Roy Hamilton, Dionne Warwick, Elvis Presley, and Aretha Franklin, Houston embarked on a solo career, winning two Grammy Awards for her work. Houston is the mother of singer Whitney Houston, grandmother of Bobbi Kristina Brown, aunt of singers Dionne Warwick and Dee Dee Warwick, and cousin of opera singer Leontyne Price.
Whitney Houston Sweet Inspirations The Drinkard Singers Roy Hamilton Dionne Warwick Elvis Presley Herbie Mann Luther Vandross
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Freddie Garland (m. 1955; div. 1957) John Houston Jr. (m. 1964; div. 1991)
United States of America