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27 Feb, 2012

People cover

Magazine Cover

houstonHouston appears on the cover of People after dying of an alcohol and drug mixture. Her mother, Cissy Houston, recalls her singing as a child.

She would be down in the basement singing, screaming at the top of her voice. Her father would say, ‘Can’t you do something about that girl, about that screaming?’ And I would say, Maybe one day it will develop her voice.

11 Feb, 2012

Whitney Houston dies at 48

Death

Houston is last seen alive by her personal assistant at 3pm.. At 3:43 pm a 911 call by a security officer of the Beverly Hilton informs police that a woman is facedown in the tub. Houston has drowned in the bathtub. A small spoon with a white crystal like substance in it and a rolled-up piece of white paper are found in the bathroom where Houston died. Such items are used to snort cocaine. Houston’s sister in law, Pat Houston stated that she was concerned with Houston’s behavior two nights before but she didn’t think Houston was abusing drugs in her final days. Police later discovered that Houston had signs of drug use in her body. Police:

There were no obvious signs of any criminal intent at this time. To me, a sudden drop-off in the Xanax level, a drop-off in your alcohol consumption, add cocaine, that’s a recipe for a seizure. Somebody who’s now upside down in a bathtub could easily seize and drown.

Houston is survived by her daughter Bobbi Kristina by ex husband Bobby Brown.

18 Oct, 2006

Houston, Brown divorce

Houston files for divorce from her husband in Orange County after 14 years together. Houston also files for custody of their 13 year old daughter Bobbi Kristina. Brown:

I’m really saddened by the whole situation.

22 Dec, 1995

Waiting To Exhale

Houston plays Savannah in the movie Waiting To Exhale alongside co-stars Robin Givens, Lela Rochon, and Loretta Devine. Savannah and her friends are on a quest to find love and they are not going to settle for less than what they deserve.

I was working with some of the greatest people including Forest Whittaker and Angela Bassett. And here I am the newcomer as a singer turned actress.

1 Mar, 1994

Wins Grammy

Grammy

indexHouston wins the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female and Record of the Year for I Will Always Love You, and Album Of The Year for The Bodyguard – Original Soundtrack Album.

25 Nov, 1992

The Bodyguard

Houston plays a successful singer in the movie Bodyguard alongside Kevin Costner. Costner is hired to protect Houston after learning she has a stalker. Costner later learns that a hit has been put out of his clients life. He must find the killer before he finds them. Co-starring Ralph Waite and Bill Cobbs. Costner:

I wanted Whitney Houston to play this role because she could sing.

18 Jul, 1992

Houston, Brown marry

Marriage

whitney Houston marries Brown in front of 800 people wearing all white. Houston wears a $40,000 dress made of French lace and has the reception party decorated in purple, her favorite color.

I was a nervous wreck, I cried during the ceremony, but I’ve been ecstatic ever since. Bobby is crazy.

4 Jan, 1991

Whitney Houston guest appearance

Houston is interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about how Hall is having her baby and how proud she is of Hall on his birthday.

I don’t know why you don’t just tell them the truth I mean, tell them that I’m having your baby.

Whitney Houston interview

Interview

Houston is interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. After her performance of I’m Your Baby Tonight and she is joined by Barr for an interview. They talk about her nickname, Nippy, and her relationship with Luther Vandross.

Luther and I go way back. I’ve known Luther since I was about thirteen years old and my Mom kinda like took him as her son.

13 Dec, 1990

Pebbles interview

Interview

Pebbles is interviewed by Hall along with Babyface and Houston on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about creating videos on Friday nights and interviewing each other. Pebbles comments:

This is my homegirl see and the thing about was that Whitney told me my skirt was a little short and she would be the first to tell me about it.

4 Aug, 1989

One Moment in Time

Houston performs One Moment in Time at the Grammy Awards from the album One Moment in Time.

2 Mar, 1988

Wins Grammy

Grammy

indexHouston wins the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).

25 Feb, 1986

Wins Grammy

Grammy

indexHouston wins the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for Saving All My Love For You.

9 Aug, 1963

Whitney Houston born in Newark, New Jersey

Birth

enhanced-buzz-29060-1329064100-42Whitney Elizabeth Houston is born in Newark, NJ to entertainment executive John Russell Houston, Jr. and singer Emily “Cissy” Houston. She has a elder brother named Michael and an elder half-brother named Gary. She attends Franklin Elementary School in East Orange, NJ.

In our back yard we had this massive pool, and I would go to the bottom of the pool and I would sing, because it had great acoustics.

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