She played the Fairy Godmother in the 1997 adaption of Cinderella. She also produced the 2001 Disney film The Princess Diaries and its sequel, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. She also produced the 2003 Disney Channel Original Movie, The Cheetah Girls and its sequel The Cheetah Girls 2.
- Houston died on the birthday of her Cinderella co-star, Brandy Norwood, who turned 33-years-old that day.
- She was considered for the role of Rita in Disney's 1988 movie Oliver & Company.
- Houston's song "You Give Good Love" was heard over clips of classic Disney cartoons in the 1986 DTV special Disney's DTV Valentine (later renamed Disney's DTV Romancin').