Caption: Still of Whitney Houston in Sparkle (2012)
Soundtrack, Producer, Actress
Born: August 9, 1963
Star sign: Leo
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Known for: The Bodyguard (1992), Waiting to Exhale (1995), The Preacher's Wife (1996), Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits (2000)
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born into a musical family on 9 August 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of gospel star Cissy Houston, cousin of singing star Dionne Warwick and goddaughter of soul legend Aretha Franklin. She began singing in the choir at her church, The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, as a young child and by the age of 15...