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Thelma Houston

Thelma Houston was born on May 7, 1946 in Leland, Mississippi, USA. She is known for her work on The Martian (2015), Summer of Sam (1999) and Can't Hardly Wait (1998). See full bio »

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Known For

The Martian Soundtrack
Summer of Sam Soundtrack
Can't Hardly Wait Soundtrack


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 1998 Beloved
The Thirty Women
 1992 The Boys (TV Movie)
 1988 And God Created Woman
Prison Singer
 1987 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series short)
Ms. Bonner
- Little Miss Perfect (1987) ... Ms. Bonner
 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
- John Henry (1986) ... Edna
 1986 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
- Mobile Home of the Brave (1986) ... Venutia
 1985 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Ellie Hendricks
- Play It Again, Santa (1985) ... Ellie Hendricks
 1977 Game Show Models
Dana Sheridan
 1975 Death Scream (TV Movie)
Lady Wing Ding
 1973 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Musical Guest
- Episode dated 13 September 1973 (1973) ... Musical Guest
- Episode dated 5 April 1973 (1973) ... Musical Guest
 1971 The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine (TV Series)
Various Characters
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Her cover of the Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes song "Don't Leave Me This Way" became her only #1 pop hit in 1977 and was ranked #2 on VH1's 100 Greatest Dance Songs. See more »

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