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About Della Reese
Della Reese, also known in private life as Delloreese Patricia Early, would be best remembered for her role as Tess in the famous religious television series titled “Touched by an Angel”.
To add to that, Reese also appeared in many movies and television series such as “Harlem Nights”, “Expecting Mary” and “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate”.
She was also a celebrated singer and released her hit single dubbed "Don't You Know?" in 1959. Some of her well-known albums are “Amen!”, “What Do You Know About Love?”, “Della Della Cha-Cha-Cha”.
She was one of the founders of the gospel group called ‘Meditation Singers’.
- Richard Thaddeus Early (father)
- Nellie Mitchelle Early (mother)
- Vermont Taliaferro (married between 1952 and 1958)
- Leroy Basil Gray (divorced in 1961)
- Mercer Ellington (marriage was annulled in 1961)
- Franklin Lett Jr. (married in 1983)
She was a product of Cass Technical High School. She later studied at Wayne State University.
Throughout her 70 years in the entertainment industry, Reese received lots of top honors including:
- Image Award (1996-2002) – “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series”
- Hollywood Walk of Fame (1994)
- Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame (2017)
Growing up, she did a lot of jobs to support her family including working as an elevator operator, and a truck driver.
She performed alongside Mahalia Jackson.
While on set for an episode of “The Tonight Show” in 1962, the actress experienced a stroke.
The legendary actress passed in November 2017. She was 86 years old.
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My doctor explained that exercise and diet changes might help and that I also might need a medication.Della Reese
My mother was a personal friend of God's. They had ongoing conversations.Della Reese
When you really believe in God, it gives you a courage, a confidence that enables you to meet the things coming.Della Reese
Della Reese's Popularity
Della Reese was a famous American actress and singer, who was born on July 6, 1931. As a person born on this date, Della Reese is listed in our database as the 41st most popular celebrity for the day (July 6) and the 29th most popular for the year (1931).
People born on July 6 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Della Reese is the 1174th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Della Reese's birthday, Della Reese is the 7538th most famous American.
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