Whitney Houston remembered

Published On: Jun 13 2011 03:03:37 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 09 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Whitney Houston, who died in February 2012, would have turned 50 on Aug. 9. Join us in remembering the legendary singer with a look at her through the years.

Whitney Houston through years - Seventeen
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Seventeen

November 1981: Before she focused on becoming a professional singer, Houston, born Aug. 9, 1963, in Newark, N.J., was an aspiring model. At the age of 17, she became one of the first black models to grace the cover of Seventeen magazine. She also appeared in the pages of Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Young Miss, and in a commercial for Canada Dry ginger ale, literally singing the praises of the drink.

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