Whitney Houston was one of the biggest pop stars of the 1980s and early 1990s, and her work in “The Bodyguard” and “Waiting to Exhale” brought her acclaim on the big screen. Houston is seen here in February 1982 when she was a senior in high school. This was her first session with a professional photographer. Whitney Houston is seen here February 1982 when she was a senior in high school. This was her first session with a professional photographer.
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Whitney Houston performs onstage with singer Jermaine Jackson in 1984 in New York.
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Cissy Houston (born Emily Drinkard) is pictured with her daughter, Whitney Houston, in the backyard of her home, West Orange, New Jersey on May 28, 1985. Cissy Houston won two Grammy Awards during her career.
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Whitney Houston is seen with the President of Arista Records, Clive Davis, at an event to celebrate Whitney's debut album “Whitney Houston” receiving a multi-platinum sales award in 1985 in New York.
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Whitney Houston performs on May 18, 1988, in Paris, France.
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Whitney Houston performs on stage, Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, April, 23 1988.
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Whitney Houston sings the National Anthem before Super Bowl XXV between the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991 in Tampa, Fla.
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Whitney Houston is pictured here with Bobby Brown. They were married in 1992.
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A file picture shows Whitney Houston posing with former U.S. President George H. W. Bush at the White House.
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From left, Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner and Cindy Costner attend “The Bodyguard” Hollywood premiere on Nov. 23, 1992 at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California.
Whitney Houston sings during the closing ceremony of The World Cup before Italy played Brazil in the World Cup Finals at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. on July, 17, 1994.
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Whitney Houston is seen here with her husband Bobby Brown and their daughter Bobbi Kristina.
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In a first-time duet, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, record "When You Believe," for the soundtrack Of Dreamworks' "The Prince Of Egypt."
Whitney Houston performs on stage at the London Arena in 1999.
From left, Brandy, Faith Hill, Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, and LeAnn Rimes are seen during the 'Divas Live--An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music' at the Beacon Theater in New York on April 13, 1999.
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Whitney Houston holds her Grammy award for Best Female Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance for "It's Not Right But It's Okay" at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 23, 2000. Houston received six Grammy Awards and one Grammy Hall of Fame Award during her career.
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Whitney Houston performs onstage at the 37th Annual American Music Awards on Nov. 22, 2009 in Los Angeles. Whitney Houston died in 2012 at the age of 48.
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