Cissy Houston

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Cissy Houston was born on September 30, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. She is known for A Time to Kill (1996), The Preacher's Wife (1996) and Daddy's Little Girls (2007). She was previously married to John Russell Houston Jr. and Freddie Garland. See full bio »

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Known For

A Time to Kill Soundtrack
The Preacher's Wife Mrs. Havergal


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 1996 The Preacher's Wife
Mrs. Havergal
 1994 The Vernon Johns Story (TV Movie)
 1993 Whitney Houston: I'm Every Woman (Music Video)
Cissy Houston
 1986 Whitney Houston: The Greatest Love of All (Music Video)
Cissy Houston
 1984 Taking My Turn (TV Movie)
 1978 The Wiz
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice, uncredited)
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John Russell Houston Jr.  (divorced)  (2 children) | See more »


Gary Houston | See more »


Dionne Warwick (niece or nephew) | See more »

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She was inducted into the 2019-2020 Class of New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Arts and Entertainment category. Her daughter, Whitney Houston, and cousin, Dionne Warwick, have already been inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in the same category. See more »

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