Thelma Houston

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Thelma Houston
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Houston in 2009
Background information
Birth nameThelma Jackson
Born (1946-05-07) May 7, 1946 (age 73)
Leland, Mississippi, United States
GenresR&B, soul, disco, Motown, gospel
OccupationsSinger, songwriter, actress
Years active1966–present
LabelsDunhill, Motown, RCA, MCA, Reprise, Shout Factory
Associated actsSisters of Glory
Websitewww.thelmahouston.com

Thelma Houston (born Thelma Jackson on May 7, 1946) is an American singer and actress. She had a #1 hit with her version of "Don't Leave Me This Way".[1] The song won the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

Houston made guest-star appearances, including Cagney & Lacey and Simon & Simon. She later acted in the movies Beloved and 54.

Houston was born in Leland, Mississippi.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Thelma Houston". Cast Productions. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  2. "Thelma Houston". All Music. Retrieved April 8, 2019.