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Whitney Houston


Born - 9 August 1963, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Died - 11 February 2012

Pretty, lithe American soul and pop singer, and briefly leading film actress, with an incredible vocal range - a multi Grammy award-winner with a string of number one hits. Her marriage to fellow singer Bobby Brown was a troubled one (eventually ending in divorce) and drug and alcohol problems blighted her later life. Film roles were difficult to find, but she made The Bodyguard (1992), Waiting to Exhale (1995), The Preacher's Wife (1996), a TV version of Cinderella (1997), Scratch the Surface (1998), Nora's Hair Salon (2004) and Family Divas (2012). She had just finished work on a remake of Sparkle, ironically about a singing group and their relationships with fame and drugs. She was found accidentally drowned in her bath at a hotel, with heart disease and cocaine ingestion as contributing factors.