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Cissy Houston


Cissy Houston was born on September 30, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Emily Drinkard. She is an actress, known for Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013), A Time to Kill (1996) and BET Awards 2012 (2012). She was previously married to John Houston and Freddie Garland. See full bio »
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Known For

A Time to Kill
A Time to Kill Soundtrack
(1996)
BET Awards 2012
BET Awards 2012 Herself
(2012)
The Preacher's Wife
The Preacher's Wife Mrs. Havergal
(1996)

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 1996 The Preacher's Wife
Mrs. Havergal
 1994 The Vernon Johns Story (TV Movie)
Rose
 1993 Whitney Houston: I'm Every Woman (Video short)
 1984 Taking My Turn (TV Movie)
Helen
 1978 The Wiz
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice, uncredited)
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