A quick post for today's birthday (1 Oscar win, 2 more nominations; 6 Emmy nominations). I'm going for less obvious examples of her brilliance--here are 2.
Paul Rudnick's screenplay for Addams Family Values is funny as shit. But Houston gives it something special.
She is sexy as hell in the wonderful Manhattan Murder Mystery.
Prizzi's Honor, Enemies: A Love Story, Crimes & Misdemeanors, etc. The Grifters, shit, she's a great actress.
Happy birthday dude! Rock on!