Surrounded by her family, Shirley Temple Black died at the age of 85 late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif., according to the Los Angeles Times.
The little girl in curls who defined an era of big screen entertainment and lifted the spirits of many during the Great Depression and who later grew up to be a diplomat will be missed by many.
Houston won two Emmy Awards, six Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards during her record-breaking career. Her album "Whitney" was the first female album to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard Charts. She has sold 200 million albums world wide.
Houston holds an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Grambling State University in Louisiana.
Houston had one child, Bobbi Kristina, with husband Bobby Brown. Houston and Brown were married from 1992-2007.