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Emily "Cissy" Houston (née Drinkard; born September 30, 1933) is an American soul and gospel singer. After a successful career singing backup for such artists as Roy Hamilton, Dionne Warwick, Elvis Presley, and Aretha Franklin, Houston embarked on a solo career, winning two Grammy Awards for her work.
American singer (born 1933)
(1933-09-30) September 30, 1933 (age 89)
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
(m. 1955; div. 1957)
John Houston Jr.
(m. 1964; div. 1991)
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Houston is the mother of singer and actress Whitney Houston, the aunt of singers Dionne Warwick and Dee Dee Warwick, and a cousin of opera singer Leontyne Price.