Happy Birthday Whitney Houston! Plus Other Famous Leos

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Happy birthday to the late Whitney Houston. Today would have been the songbird's 49th birthday. Whitney was born under the astrological sign of Leo. This zodiac sign is described as "daring," "loyal," "regal" and "fun." With her big voice and personality, Whitney definitely had the roar of a lioness.

Whitney's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, and adopted son, Nick Gordon, honored her date of birth with matching dove tattoos on their wrists. Singer Bebe Winans is also celebrating his friend's life with a new book entitled, "The Whitney I Knew." The book was written with the blessing of Houston's family, including Cissy Houston who is surely grieving today.

After the singer's untimely death in February, her final film "Sparkle" became her swan song. The movie's star Jordin Sparks posted a photo of the two together today in tribute. Speaks also tweeted, "Happy Birthday Whitney! I can't wait 4 everyone to see you #Sparkle on August 17!" Jordin continued. "I love you & miss you so much [sic]!" Bobbi Kris also tweeted a salute to her mother: "Happy birthday mommy! I love and miss you so much! R.I.P."

Whitney's August 9th birthday is shared by football star Deion Sanders and Jessica Capshaw of "Grey's Anatomy" fame.

Other Stars Who Share Whitney's Birth Sign

Halle Berry

Ms. Berry suffered a minor injury recently when filming her upcoming project "The Hive." In typical Leo style, however, the renowned beauty just kept going. Berry won an Oscar for starring in "Monster's Ball" but still hasn't enjoyed the box office success that Houston did. Nonetheless, Nahla's mother would be a great contender to play Whitney in a biopic.

Jennifer Lopez

J-Lo can sing but her voice and Whitney's compare like apples and oranges. Lopez does have the confidence that Leos are known for, though. "Jenny from the Block" discussed Whitney's untimely death on "The Tonight Show." Jennifer told host Jay Leno, "She was such a big part of me growing up and musically everything I knew. She was kind of the pinnacle of a voice of our time and our generation. It's just so sad."


Madonna Louise Ciccone's Leo qualities include being ostentatious and glitzy. Elton John may see a "fairground stripper" but Madge's legion of fans see a legend. The 53-year-old superstar launched into an impromptu Whitney tribute earlier this year. Madonna surprised onlookers by lip synching to "I Wanna Dance With Somebody."

President Obama

Like his democratic predecessor Bill Clinton, the current president is also a Leo. Barack Obama's leadership qualities are a supposed Leo trait. When Whitney died, the White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the president's "thoughts and prayers are with Whitney Houston's family, especially her daughter."

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