Yesterday, the world was shocked at the untimely death of Whitney Houston. The superstar musician and actress died at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills at the age of 48. Many will remember her for her starring roles in such films as ‘The Bodyguard’ with Kevin Costner, or her long and wonderful music career, but many forget the many contributions she brought to the Disney company in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. Whitney starred alongside Denzel Washington and Courtney B. Vance in the 1996 movie ‘The Preacher’s Wife’, which was directed by Penny Marshall. She also went to go on and star in the ABC television remake of ‘Cinderella’, where she played Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother to Brandy’s Cinderella. She also produced both of the ‘The Princess Diaries’ films which starred Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews, as well as the first two ‘Cheetah Girls’ films, which starred Disney star Raven-Symone. Disney has lost one of their best collaborators, and our hearts and prayers go out to Whitney’s family and friends during this very tragic and heartbreaking time. Hit the jump for a look at some of what she did for the company.
‘I Believe In You and Me’ From ‘The Preacher’s Wife’
‘Impossible/It’s Possible’ from ‘Cinderella’
‘The Princess Diaries’ Trailer