Everyone who’s ever heard Whitney Houston belt out a tune had no doubt that she would be a star. While she went on to add acting to her resume, it was actually the thing she almost did first.
Before hitting megastar status and claiming the throne as one the greatest voices of all time, a young Whitney was chosen for a role on a new TV show. As the other cast members were signing their contracts, Director Jay Sandrich recalls Whitney explaining to him that she couldn’t sign hers because, although she didn’t have a record deal and had never been on tour, she couldn’t be in every episode because she was going to be a singer. Her aunt and mother said she could sing so needed to be able to tour.
The role she turned down? Sondra Huxtable on “The Cosby Show.” Watch Sandrich tell the story in the video below.
Later on Whitney would end up doing cameos on other NBC sitcoms like “Silver Spoons” and “Gimme A Break.”
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