Della Reese

Della Reese

  • Born on
    • July 6th, 1931
  • Died on
    • November 19th, 2017
Delloreese Patricia Early, known professionally as Della Reese, was an American jazz and gospel singer, actress, and ordained minister whose career spanned seven decades. Her long career began as a singer, scoring a hit with her 1959 single "Don't You Know?". In the late 1960s she hosted her own talk show, Della, which ran for 197 episodes. From 1975 she also starred in films, playing opposite Redd Foxx in Harlem Nights (1989), Martin Lawrence in A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996) and Elliott Gould in Expecting Mary (2010). Reese achieved continued success in the religious television drama Touched by an Angel (1994–2003), in which she played the leading role of Tess.

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Acting (11 Credits)

2013Dear Secret Santa as LindaWatch Free
2012Christmas Angel as Elsie Waybright
2012Me Again as Muriel
2005Beauty Shop as Mrs. Towner
2000Dinosaur as Eema (voice)
1996A Thin Line Between Love and Hate as Ma Wright
1994Touched by an Angel as Tess
1992The Distinguished Gentleman as Elevator Operator
1989Harlem Nights as Vera
1975Psychic Killer as Mrs. GibsonWatch Free
1974Chico and the Man as Della Rogers


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