Singer Whitney Houston performs during the Wetten dass…? show at the Messe Freiburg on October 3, 2009 in Freiburg, Germany. (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)
Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, Whitney Houston and Tika Sumpter have fun on the set of TriStar Pictures’ ‘Sparkle.’
Young Whitney Houston. Photo courtesy LIFE Books
Whitney Houston during her teenage years in New Jersey. Photo courtesy LIFE Books.
Whitney Houston embraces her mother, Cissy Houston. LIFE Books
Whitney Houston on stage. LIFE Books
Whitney performing. Photo courtesy LIFE Books.
Whitney Houston shares a laugh with her producers. Photo courtesy LIFE Books.
Cissy Houston and daughter, singer Whitney Houston, attend the 2010 Keep A Child Alive’s Black Ball at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on September 30, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Whitney Houston performs onstage at the 37th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy LIFE Books.
Whitney Houston performing ‘His Eye is on the Sparrow’ on the set of ‘Sparkle.’
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Today is Whitney Houston’s 49th birthday. And while we unfortunately lost her on February 11th, Whitney’s legacy lives on. She will grace the big screen one last time August 17th, in the highly-anticipated film Sparkle. Let’s celebrate Whitney Houston today and remember all the reasons why she captured the world’s attention with her talents.
How will you keep Whitney’s memory alive?
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