Whitney Houston (American Singer) - A Short Biography

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Whitney Elizabeth Houston, aka Whitney Houston (nicknamed "the Voice"), was an American actress & singer.

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DOB & Age

Born on 9 August, 1963, Whitney Houston was 48 years old at the time of her death.


Whitney Houston was the daughter of Emily "Cissy" and John Russell Houston Jr.

Height & Weight

Whitney Houston was 5 feet, 8 inches (173 cm) tall & she weighed around 134 pounds (61 kg).


In 1981, Whitney Houston completed her high school graduation from Mount Saint Dominic Academy, a Catholic girls’ high school.


Whitney Houston started her career as a background singer for artists such as Chaka Khan and Michael Zager.

She rose to fame by her self-titled debut album, "Whitney Houston." Which was released in 1985 by Arista Records.

In 1992, Whitney Houston made her acting debut by appearing in the romantic thriller film "The Bodyguard."

During her career, she acted in at least 8 films. She released 7 studio albums, 8 compilation albums and 5 box sets.


On 18 July, 1992, Whitney Houston married to American singer Bobby Brown (1992-2007).


Whitney Houston had only one daughter, "Bobbi Kristina Brown," who was born on March 4, 1993.

Net Worth

Whitney Houston had a net worth of $20 million at the time she died.

Major Awards

8 Grammy Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, 22 American Music Awards, 31 Billboard Awards & 14 World Music Awards.


On February 11, 2012, Whitney Houston died after accidentally drowning in the bathtub of her hotel room.

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