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Cissy Houston

American singer

Cissy Houston

American singer
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birthday
30th
September, 1933
Birth Place
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Birth Sign
libra
Biography

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.

instruments played
(soprano)
Vocals
Associated Acts

Whitney Houston Sweet Inspirations The Drinkard Singers Roy Hamilton Dionne Warwick Elvis Presley Herbie Mann Luther Vandross

Children

3; including Gary and Whitney

Genres

Soul gospel disco R&B pop

Occupation

Singer actress

Spouses

Freddie Garland (m. 1955; div. 1957) John Houston Jr. (m. 1964; div. 1991)

Years Active

1938 present

Name

Cissy Houston

Nationality

United States of America

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