A Sweet Angel Enters Heaven

Tonight the entertainment world lost another angel way to soon. Singer-actress Whitney Houston died tonight at the age of 48.  All of us have been touched by her music or can remember a special moment that was part of  our lives when one of her songs was playing.   Whitney also charmed us on the silver screen in such movies as “Waiting to Exhale,”  “Cinderella” , “The Bishop’s Wife .” and “The Bodyguard.”   I first remember seeing Whitney when she appeared on the late , great soap opera “As the World Turns.”  Her and Jermaine Jackson sang a beautiful duet at Betsy and Steve’s wedding called “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do.”

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born in Newark , New Jersey on August 9, 1963  . There was no doubt in anyone’s mind that Whitney wouldnt be a singer with such musical legacies as gospel singer Cissy Houston, as her mother, cousin Dionne Warwick, and as a godmother the Queen of Soul , Aretha Franklin.  Whitney started out as a fashion model with her glamorous looks and then music became her life.  In 1992, Whitney married New Edition’s Bobby Brown and then gave birth to Bobbi Kristina Brown a year later.  Brown and Houston divorced in 2007 , after a tumultuous marriage.

Whitney will be remembered for her music mostly.   Her rendition of Dolly Parton’s version of “I Will Always Love You.” set the standard for years to come . In 1991, she performed the Star Spngled Banner at the Super Bowl for an overseas audience of military personnel in the Gulf War.  Her albums and songs set Billboard records that are unmatched today. It is with great sadness that Chitownstarconnections bids adieu to this talent .

Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney as her fairy godmother in “Cinderella”   a presentation on the Wonderful World of Disney

Girls Night Out in Waiting to Exhale with Angela Bassett, Robin Givens, and Grey’s Anatomy star Loretta Devine

In “The Preachers Wife” with Denzel Washington

In The Body Guard with Kevin Costner…

Whitney Elizabeth Houston  1963- 2012   Rest in Peace

 

 

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About chitownstarconnections

Melanie Christy is am actress/singer who came to Chicago to pursue her dreams of acting. Coming from a small town in Ohio she has been enjoying the things that city life has to offer like great cuisine from all parts of the globe, parties with great people including celebrities, gorgeous fashions and of course fun! Follow her, read her blog and learn about all the amazing adventures you can be a part of throughout Chicagoland! Jennifer Hedrick is the photographer and techie for our blogs. She was born and raised here in Chicago. Her love of photography started when she was a child. She has photographed many celebs, events, fashion shows and more. She also considers herself a bit of a foodie and loves food porn. Her other loves include her nieces and nephews, animals and the shows Castle, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
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One Response to A Sweet Angel Enters Heaven

  1. Shari Duffy says:

    Tragic….the evil’s of this world may have caused her early departure…I will always love her!

    Godspeed and may you, Whitney, find your true calm! 170 Million albums sold because you touched the entire world with your voice..which we will never forget.

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