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Della Reese

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Reese appearing in a Kraft Foods commercial, 1977.

Source: Wikipedia

Della Reese (born Delloreese Patricia Early; July 6, 1931), is an American singer, actress, game show panelist of the 1970s, one-time talk-show hostess and ordained minister. She started her career in the 1950s as a gospel, pop and jazz singer, scoring a hit with her 1959 single "Don't You Know?". In the late 1960s, she had hosted her own talk show, Della, which ran for 197 episodes. Through four decades of acting, she is best known for playing Tess, the lead role on the 1994–2003 television show Touched by an Angel. In more recent times, she became an ordained New Thought minister in the Understanding Principles for Better Living Church in Los Angeles, California.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Delloreese Patricia Early
  • Born: July 6, 1931 (age 84) Black Bottom, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
  • Genres: Gospel, pop, jazz, R&B, traditional pop
  • Occupation(s): Singer, actress, minister, game show panelist
  • Years active: 1953–present
  • Labels: Jubilee Records RCA Records
  • Associated acts: Mahalia Jackson, Erskine Hawkins, Albertina Walker, Aretha Franklin, Dorothy Norwood, Cissy Houston
  • Website: dellareese.com

Read more about Della Reese at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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