‘Gimme a Break’ star Nell Carter died before she could see her most heartfelt dream come true — saving Whitney Houston from the hell of drug and alcohol addiction. “Nell loved Whitney. Their friendship dates back nearly 20 years — to when Whitney made a guest appearance on ‘Gimme a Break’ in 1984,” an insider close to both stars tells the National Enquirer. “She knew that Whitney had a problem with drugs, but she didn’t realize its severity until the TV interview. Nell said, ‘Whitney’s crying out for help.'”
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