Biography - A Short Wiki
Emily Drinkard, popularly known by her professional name, Cissy Houston, is a well-known American singer. She has been a soul and gospel musician over the years that she has been in her career. She started her career back in 1938 by joining her elder siblings’ band and is still active. Most of her family members were singers and thus encouraged who, in turn, has encouraged others, including some of her children.
Here is a short summary of Cissy Houston's career:
Houston began singing when she was five years. She joined her elder siblings, Anne, Larry, and Nicky, in their singing group called Drinkard Four and used to perform at their New Hope Baptist Church. Later Lee and Marie joined the group and renamed it to The Drinkard singers who later recorded A Joyful Noise album.
Family and Personal Life
Houston has been involved in two marriages in her life. She first met and married her first husband, Freddie Garland, in 1955. Together they had a son, Gary Garland, but their marriage did not last as they divorced in 1957. She married her second husband, John Russell Houston, in 1959 and had a son, Michael Houston, and a daughter, Whitney Houston, who was a popular singer although she later passed away in 2012. Her son Michael was a songwriter. She divorced her second husband in 1990. She is a blessed woman as she has a total of six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
|Husband's/Spouse's Name||Freddie Garland (m. 1955; div. 1957) John Houston Jr. (m. 1959; div. 1990)|
|Children/Kids||Yes (Gary Garland, Whitney and Michael Houston)|
Nationality, Net Worth and Other Facts
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|Full/Real Name||Emily Drinkard Houston|
|Age (as of today)||89 years|
|Date of Birth||September 30, 1933|
|Place of Birth||Newark, New Jersey|
|Height||1.7 m, 5 feet 7 inches|
|Weight||65 kg, 143.5 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$10 million|
Height, Weight, and Age
Cissy Houston's height is pretty average measuring 1.7 m. The musician weighs 65 kg. Being born on September 30, 1933, translates to an age of 89 years as of todays date (August 15, 2023).
"I am so grateful to God for giving me the gift of 48 years with my daughter. And I accept that He knew when it was time to take her."Cissy Houston
"Good mothers and good fathers and good families don't always have great children."Cissy Houston
"You can't treat your voice badly and expect it to stay around."Cissy Houston
"My children are my whole life."Cissy Houston
"I'm very proud of my daughter. She accomplished a whole lot in the short time that she had here... she was a very wonderful person."Cissy Houston