Perhaps no one has more stories and kisses to tell than Robyn Crawford
, the childhood girl friend and close business associate assumed by many to have been Whitney's lover since the early Eighties.
, an intelligent, shrewd and imposing woman.Her
mother Cissy, who never got the recognition for her
own talents she
deserved (when Whitney's career took off at the stripling age of 22, she
reportedly told friends over and over again "and to think we've waited so many years for this to happen!").And one flamboyant white man - the Svengali
president of Arista Records Clive Davis
Clive signed Whitney when she
was just 19.He
realised that Whitney possessed a great talent and could be a very successful recording artist but he
also realised that she
could be much more than that.She
could be the biggest recording star in the world.