One was a black singer dying of an overdose of drugs who received the honor of flags being ordered to fly at half staff by no less than President Obama!
Other than a mellifluous voice and being a Democrat, however, I am not sure about any other major accomplishments or contributions made for the good of the country by Whitney Houston.
The other, Shirley Temple Black was white, a child star, a US Ambassador and a Republican whose death was virtually ignored by the President.
Coincidence or par for the Obama political golf course?
H/T Dancing Czars