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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Dream Cast: Whitney Houston Biopic

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

Most Memorable Whitney Houston Quotes

Words of wisdom from the late icon.

Cissy Houston Not Happy With Bobbi Kristina Marriage

Grandma is reportedly "pissed" that the young couple tied the knot.

Celebrity Birthdays: Happy Birthday, Russell Simmons!

T-Pain, India.Arie and Grant Hill also celebrate this week.

This Day in Black History: Sept. 30, 1933

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

Cissy Houston Pens Apology Letter to Bobbi Kristina Brown

Whitney's mom and daughter have been at odds lately.
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