Cissy Houston

Singer With a career spanning nearly 75 years, Cissy Houston is one of the music industry’s most treasured voices. The gospel/soul singer has won two Grammys, recorded countless albums and sang backup for everyone from Elvis Presley to Aretha Franklin. The mother of the legendary Whitney Houston, she recently announced plans of releasing a memoir about the late singer, which will be published by HaperCollins and released February 2013. Houston also performed a tribute to her iconic daughter at the 2012 BET Awards.

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Celebrities: Clive Davis on Whitney Houston: 'There Was No Color Bar'

The icon's first live album will be released on Nov. 10. (11/9/2014)

Celebrity Birthdays: Jurnee Smollett Celebrates!

India.Arie, Russell Simmons and others celebrate this week.

This Day in Black History: Sept. 30, 1933

Singer Cissy Houston was born on Sept. 30, 1933, in Newark, New Jersey.

Celebrity Quotes of the Week: Lauryn Hill Kicks Fan Out of Concert

Plus, words from August Alsina and NeNe Leakes.

Whitney Houston's Mother Speaks Out Against Lifetime Biopic

Cissy Houston blasts network for going forward with film, "in spite of family's objections."

Dream Cast: Whitney Houston Biopic

Check out our picks to play Whitney, Bobby, Cissy and the rest.
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