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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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F.A.Q. about Della Reese
When is her birthday?
Della Reese's birthday is on July 6, 1931.
In how many days is her birthday?
Della's birthday is in 280 days
How old was Della when she died?
She was 86 years old.
When did she die?
She died in November 19, 2017.
How old would she be today?
Della Reese would be 91 years old if she was alive today.
Where was Della from?
She was born in Black Bottom, Detroit, Michigan, U.S..