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    A teenage Whitney Houston with Clive Davis. The music executive is credited with discovering her and bringing her to a national audience.
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    Photo of Whitney Houston, circa 1980.
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    Whitney Houston, left, and Jermaine Jackson sing during a rehearsal for the CBS television soap opera "As the World Turns" in New York, July 25, 1984.
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    Whitney Houston appears on the cover of this 1981 Seventeen magazine.
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    Whitney Houston, July 10, 1986.
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    Whitney Houston at the Grammy awards, 1986.
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    Whitney Houston and Cissy Houston, Dec. 10, 1986.
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    Singer Whitney Houston performs at Liberty Weekend: American Concert on July 4, 1986 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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    Whitney Houston, March 1, 1987.
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    Whitney Houston performs in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1988.
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    Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, March, 10, 1988.
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    Whitney Houston's Deluxe Anniversary Record.
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    Whitney Houston performs "Until You Come Back To Me" during the 26th annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, July 11, 1999.
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    Whitney Houston during Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Celebration - Show at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, Sept. 7, 2001.
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    Whitney Houston and husband Bobby Brown wave to fans during their visit to the old city of Jerusalem, May 28, 2003. Houston was in Israel on a week-long private visit to make a recording with the polygamous black Hebrew sect living in the southern Israeli town of Dimona.
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    Whitney Houston, right, and music producer Clive Davis arrive at the 17th Carousel of Hope Ball benefiting the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Beverly Hills, Calif., Oct. 28, 2006.
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    Whitney Houston performs onstage at the 37th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Nov. 22, 2009.
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    Whitney Houston receives the International Artist Award onstage at the 37th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Nov. 22, 2009.
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    Whitney Houston attends the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 12, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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    Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina arrive at the Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Feb. 12, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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    Singer Whitney Houston attends the 2010 Keep a Child Alive's Black Ball at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Sept. 30, 2010, in New York City.
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    Whitney Houston, the six-time Grammy winning singer of such memorable pop hits as "I Will Always Love You," died at 48 on Feb. 11, 2012. One of her last public appearances was at the Love of R&B Grammy Party on Feb. 9 in Hollywood, Calif. Click through for a look back at her life and times.
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