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Cissy Houston

AKA Emily Drinkard

Born: 30-Sep-1933
Birthplace: Newark, NJ

Gender: Female
Religion: Baptist [1]
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Gospel singer, Mother of Whitney Houston

[1] New Hope Baptist Church, Newark, NJ.

Father: Nitcholas Drinkard ("Nitch", b. 1895, d. 1951)
Mother: Delia Mae McCaskill (b. 1901, d. 1941)
Husband: Freddie Garland (m. 1954, div. 1956, one son)
Son: Gary Garland
Husband: John Russell Houston (m. 1959, div. 1990, d. 2-Feb-2003 heart disease, one son, one daughter)
Son: Michael Houston
Whitney Houston (singer, b. 9-Aug-1963, d. 11-Feb-2012)

    Grammy 1996 for Face to Face (soul gospel album)
    Grammy 1998 for He Leadeth Me (soul gospel album)

    The Preacher's Wife (13-Dec-1996) · Mrs. Havergal

Selected albums:
Midnight Train to Georgia (1969)
Presenting Cissy Houston (1970)
Cissy Houston (1977)
Think It Over (1978)
Warning -- Danger (1979)
Step Aside for a Lady (1980)
Face to Face (1996)
He Leadeth Me (1997)
Whitney & Cissy Houston (1999)
Love Is Holding You (2001)
Cissy Houston Collection (2005)

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