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 .
In “The Preachers Wife” with Denzel Washington
Whitney Elizabeth Houston 1963- 2012 Rest in Peace