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CISSY HOUSTON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/30/1991 - HFSID 175224

CISSY HOUSTON. Autograph Letter signed: "Cissy Houston", 2p (front and verso), 7x10½. No place, 1991 November 30. On personal letterhead to "Mr Alan Fox". In full: "I received your letter & I'm sorry my reply was not sooner, but I have been out of town.

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Condition: slightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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CISSY HOUSTON. Autograph Letter signed: "Cissy Houston", 2p (front and verso), 7x10½. No place, 1991 November 30. On personal letterhead to "Mr Alan Fox". In full: "I received your letter & I'm sorry my reply was not sooner, but I have been out of town. First, I commend you on the work that are obviously doing with our youth. You see our youth need positive role models. You ask can we ever learn to live in peace. I believe peace abides within. And the only way you can have peace within is to KNOW GOD & his WORD. For He said if my people would humble themselves & pray then shall they hear from heaven. Then He would heal the land. He also says love one another as I have loved you. He didn't say Black, white or otherwise. If we can learn to love ourselves as well as one another and of course God Our Father then we can spread the love that we so desperately need. May God Bless you & your work. And my you continue to try & save our children. Sincerely". Mailing folds. Slightly soiled at top edge. Otherwise, fine condition. Accompanied by autograph envelope (unsigned) on matching envelope (7½x4) addressed in signer's hand to Alan Fox, Brooklyn, N. Y., postmarked North Jersey, N. J., December 3, 1991. Opened at right edge, with upper right corner missing. Otherwise, fine condition. Cissy Houston (b. 1933), Whitney Houston's mother and Dionne Warwick's aunt, began singing gospel music with three siblings under the family name, The Drinkard Singers. In 1963, she became lead singer of a new soul and gospel group, The Sweet Inspirations. With this group or solo, she backed many famous musicians, including Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Lou Rawls and Van Morrison (on "Brown Eyed Girl"). In 1987 she recorded a duet, "I Know Him So Well," with daughter Whitney. Cissy Houston won Grammy Awards in 1996 and 1998 for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album. Two items.

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