Cissy Houston biography

Cissy Houston

Gospel music, Musical Artist

1933 –

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Who is Cissy Houston?

Emily "Cissy" Houston is an American soul, gospel singer. She led a successful career as a backup singer for such artists as Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin, and is now primarily a solo artist, and has won two Grammy Awards for her work. She is the mother of Whitney Houston, aunt of Dionne and Dee Dee Warwick, and a cousin of opera singer Leontyne Price.

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Born
Sep 30, 1933
Newark
Also known as
  • Sissie Houston
  • Emily Drinkard
  • Houston, Cissy
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Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Mount Saint Dominic Academy
Lived in
  • Newark

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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