Whitney Houston
Background information
Born: Whitney Elizabeth Houston
August 9, 1963
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 11, 2012 (aged 48)
Beverly Hills, California, United States
Cause of death: Accidental drowning caused by heart disease and cocaine use
Alternate names:
Occupation(s): Singer, actress, producer, model
Years active: 1977-2012
Spouse(s): Bobby Brown (1992-2007)
Children: Bobbi Kristina Brown (1993-2015)

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American singer, actress, producer, and model who was the most awarded female act of all time, according to Guinness World Records.

She played the Fairy Godmother in the 1997 adaption of Cinderella. She also produced the 2001 Disney film, The Princess Diaries and its sequel, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.


  • Houston died on the birthday of her Cinderella co-star, Brandy Norwood, who turned 33 years old that day.
  • Houston was considered for the role of Rita in Disney's 1988 movie Oliver & Company.
  • Houston's song "You Give Good Love" was heard over clips of classic Disney cartoons in the 1986 DTV special Disney's DTV Valentine (later renamed Disney's DTV Romancin').


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