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Rest In Peace Whitney HoustonFeb 13, 2012 | News Archive
February 12,2012 Pop music Queen Whitney Houston died at the age 48. These are key memories of her life and work from over the years..
Key Dates from Whitney Houston’s Life and Work
1963: Whitney Elizabeth Houston is born in East Orange, N.J. to gospel singer Cissy Houston on Aug. 9.
1983: Arista records executive sees her performing on stage with her mother, label head Clive Davis sees her soon after and signs her to contract.
1985: Debut album, "Whitney Houston," is released, selling millions and spawning huge hits "How Will I Know," "You Give Good Love," "Saving All My Love for You" and "Greatest Love of All."
1987: Multiplatinum follow-up album "Whitney" is released. Includes hits "I Wanna Dance with Somebody," "So Emotional" and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go."
1991: Returns to limelight with performance of "The Star Spangled Banner" at the Super Bowl during the first Gulf War.
1992: Stars opposite Kevin Costner in "The Bodyguard." The hit film makes Houston a Hollywood star and its theme song, "I Will Always Love You," becomes a signature hit that tops charts for weeks and wins Grammys for record of the year and best female pop vocal.
1993: Has daughter with Brown, Bobbi Kristina.
1995: Stars in movie "Waiting to Exhale."
1996: Stars opposite Denzel Washington in "The Preacher's Wife."
2009: Comeback album "I Look To You" debuts at top of charts, eventually goes platinum.
2012: Dies at age 48 in a hotel room in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 11.
We Love You Whitney Houston
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