You can now place requests for physical library materials on this website. Be advised that items recently returned to the library may continue to appear on your account for a few days. For the safety of library customers and staff, returned materials are quarantined for a minimum of 96 hours before they are checked in. Please contact your local library for hold pickup instructions, or to ask any questions about returned items.

Whitney Houston! : the spectacular rise and tragic fall of the woman whose voice inspired a generation

by Bego, Mark.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Western Allegheny Community Library Biography 92 HOUSTON
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Biography
 
Call Number  92 HOUSTON
 
 
 
Unavailable (1)
Location Collection Status
Wilkinsburg Public Library Nonfiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Summary
Whitney Houston (1963-2012) was a superstar. Few in the world of show business reach the career heights that she attained with what seemed such ease. Her megastardom peaked in 1992 with the release of the hit movie The Bodyguard and the international Number One hit "I Will Always Love You." The movie soundtrack still stands as one of the bestselling albums of all time. She won six Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, thirty Billboard Music Awards, and twenty-two American Music Awards, and amassed a vast fortune. Her death has shocked the entertainment world and her fans.

Whitney Houston! traces the life of this American icon. Here is her childhood in Newark, New Jersey, growing up in a family with a strong musical legacy. Her mother, Cissy, sang professionally with such stars as Aretha Franklin. Her cousin was Dionne Warwick. Share the joy as Whitney signs with Arista Records and the legendary Clive Davis and becomes an international star. Here superstar biographer Mark Bego offers a unique look at her family and immense talent, the secrets behind her years of erratic behavior, the truth about her tumultuous marriage to bad boy Bobby Brown, her mother's desperate attempt to control her, her dynamic final film role in Sparkle (which will be released posthumously), and the events that led up to her tragic death.

Whitney Houston! will stand as a singular tribute to, and a revealing look at, one of the great superstars of our time.
Additional Information
Subjects Houston, Whitney.
Singers -- United States -- Biography.
African American women singers -- Biography.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Skyhorse Pub.,2012
Language English
Description xviii, 222 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-208) and discography (pages 209-211).
ISBN 9781620872543 (pbk.)
1620872544 (pbk.)
Other Classic View