Thelma Houston

A soulful vocalist with a slow-boiling delivery nurtured from singing gospel in her youth, R&B artist Thelma Houston enjoyed one of the biggest hits of the disco era with her heartfelt 1976 song "Don't Leave Me This ... Read more »
Born: 05/07/1946 in Leland, Mississippi, USA

Filmography

Actor (17)

American Idol 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hit Me Baby One More Time 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

A Motown Christmas 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Disco Ball 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Cool Women 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

54 1998 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Beloved 1998 (Movie)

One of the Thirty Women (Actor)

A 70's Celebration: The Beat Is Back 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Dave 1987 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Boys 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

And God Created Woman 1988 (Movie)

Prison Singer (Actor)

John Henry 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Miss Perfect 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown Returns to the Apollo 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Game Show Models 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Death Scream (TV Show)

Actor
Music (15)

Black Mass 2015 (Movie)

("Don't Leave Me This Way") (Song Performer)

The Martian 2015 (Movie)

("Don't Leave Me This Way") (Song Performer)

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 2013 (Movie)

("Celebrationator") (Song Performer)

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 (Movie)

("Don't Leave Me This Way") (Song Performer)

54 1998 (Movie)

("Don't Leave Me This Way" "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas") (Song Performer)

54 1998 (Movie)

("The Night I Fly") (Song)

Can't Hardly Wait 1998 (Movie)

("Don't Leave Me This Way") (Song)

Lean on Me 1989 (Movie)

("Lean on Me") (Song Performer)

He's the Mayor 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Thank God It's Friday 1977 (Movie)

("I'm Here Again") (Song Performer)

Tell Him I Love Him 1976 (Movie)

(Song)

Tell Him I Love Him 1976 (Movie)

("Any Way You Like It") (Song Performer)

Norman... Is That You? 1975 (Movie)

("One Out of Every Six") (Song Performer)

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings 1975 (Movie)

("Razzle Dazzle") (Song Performer)

Getting Physical (TV Show)

Song Performer

Biography

A soulful vocalist with a slow-boiling delivery nurtured from singing gospel in her youth, R&B artist Thelma Houston enjoyed one of the biggest hits of the disco era with her heartfelt 1976 song "Don't Leave Me This Way. " The song largely defined her career, which experienced more ups than downs over the course of four decades. But if Houston was disheartened by her lack of additional chart success, she did not show it; after all, the song had granted her a second career as a television actress, as well as icon status among the gay community, which adopted the number as a rallying cry in the fight against AIDS. Houston continued to mine the song well into the 2000s, proving that a great tune never loses its ability to move bodies and spirits.

Milestones

Known for such albums as "I've Got The Music In Me"

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