THE SCREENING ROOM: Remembering Whitney Houston: Songs from Broadway and More (Video)

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Grammy Award-winning singer Whitney Houston would have celebrated her 50th birthday Aug. 9. Playbill.com takes a look back at the musical icon.

Playbill.com has collected a few of Houston's performances, where she makes songs from Porgy and Bess, Dreamgirls and even Chess all her own. We have also collected several tribute performances celebrating Houston's life and work. 

A live performance of the pop duet "I Know Him So Well" with her mother Cissy.

You get three unreal performances for the price of one in this thunderous medley of "I Loves You Porgy," "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going" and "I Have Nothing."

Jekyll & Hyde and Bonnie & Clyde composer Frank Wildhorn wrote the hit "Where Do Broken Hearts Go?" for Houston's 1988 album "Whitney." Here's a live performance during a concert for Nelson Mandela.

A beautiful audio of Houston offering a medley of Gershwin classics, including "I Loves You Porgy" and "Summertime."

The official video of "When You Believe," a duet with Mariah Carey from the animated film "The Prince of Egypt." The film features a score by Academy Award-winning Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz.

An impressive early performance by Whitney singing "I Am Changing" from Dreamgirls during an Arista anniversary concert.

Dolly Parton penned the tender song "I Will Always Love You," first featured in the film of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," which got a pop-ballad make-over for the film "The Bodyguard." Here is Whitney's performance at the Grammy Awards.

Houston as the Fairy Godmother in the Wonderful World of Disney remake of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella." Here is her high-flying, pop-influenced rendition of "Impossible."

Knocking out "Home" from The Wiz.

Jennifer Hudson Performs Whitney Houston Tribute at 54th Annual Grammys:

"Glee" performs Houston's "Dance With Somebody":

"Glee" cast performs Houston's "How Will I Know":

Tony Award winner Heather Headley, who stars in the London stage musical The Bodyguard, based on the film in which Houston starred, performs "I Have Nothing."

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