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Born: in Chicago, Illinois
Houston is a native Chicagoan. She grew up on the south-side of Chicago and is a graduate of Parker high School.
Biographical and Professional Information
Houston is an award winning playwright, actor and director. Her stage play, Two Twenty-Seven is about her childhood growing up at 227 E. 48th Street in Chicago - located in what is now known as Bronzeville. It was adapted to television and became NBC's hit sitcom 227. She was also a staff writer for Punky Brewster, and The Jeffersons.
Her debut novel, Laughing Through The Tears, is a poignant yet comical parody of the struggle Houston faced while living with her spouse who was stricken with Alzheimer’s. She uses fictitious animated characters and real life circumstances to tell her own touching story. This novel will inspire anyone that is caring for a loved one that suffers from dementia.
Houston currently teaches Screen Writing and Writing for Television at Chicago State University, and continues to write, perform, and direct theatrical productions.
Laughing Through the Tears, Life To Legacy, 2013
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Laughing Through the Tears
Release Date: 2013-06-21
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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