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Della Reese

Person

Who is Della Reese?

Della Reese: Delloreese Patricia Early, known professionally as Della Reese, is an American actress, singer, 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.

  • also known as Della Resse; Delloreese Patricia Early; Reese, Della; Rev. Dr. Della Reese Lett
  • born on (84 years ago) in Black Bottom, child of Richard Thaddeus Early and Nellie Mitchelle
  • ethnicity: African American, Multiracial American
  • nationality: United States of America
  • education:
  • profession: Singer, actor, minister, presenter
  • member of musical group Meditation Singers (Vocals)
  • spouses:
  • parent of
  • genres: Gospel music, Jazz, Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Traditional pop music, Christian music
  • albums: "Cocktail Hour", "Sure Like Lovin' You", "The Jubilee Years: The Singles 1954-1959", "Swing, Slow/Cha Cha Cha", "Della on Stage / At Basin Street East", "And That Reminds Me / A Date With Della Reese", "The Classic Della", "Della", "The Story of the Blues / Melancholy Baby", "And That Reminds Me: The Jubilee Years", "Della Della Cha Cha Cha", "Story of the Blues / A Date with Della Reese at Mr. Kelly's in Chicago", "Don't You Know / Soldier, Won't You Marry Me?", "Amen!", "The Story of the Blues", "Della by Starlight", "The Best of Della Reese", "I Gotta Be Me... This Trip Out", "Della Reese at Basin Street East", "The Angel Sings"
  • written work: "God inside of me"
  • filmography:
  • TV series:
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance - "Della" (Best Vocal Performance Album, Female)
      • nominated to NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series - "Touched by an Angel"
      • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series - "Touched by an Angel"
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - "Touched by an Angel"
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television - "Touched by an Angel"
      • nominated to Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - "Touched by an Angel" (Role: Tess)
      • nominated to NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series - "Touched by an Angel"
      • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series - "Touched by an Angel"
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - "Touched by an Angel"
      • nominated to Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - "Touched by an Angel" (Role: Tess)
      • nominated to NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series - "Touched by an Angel"
      • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series - "Touched by an Angel"
      • nominated to NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series - "Touched by an Angel"
      • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series - "Touched by an Angel"
      • nominated to NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series - "Touched by an Angel"
      • nominated to NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Children's - "God inside of me"
      • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series - "Touched by an Angel"
      • nominated to NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series - "Touched by an Angel"
      • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series - "Touched by an Angel"
      • nominated to NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series - "Touched by an Angel"
      • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series - "Touched by an Angel"

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Della Reese

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Google previewComplete Book of Presidents & States, Grades 4 - 6 (2012)

by American Education Publishing

Della Reese is an actress and singer. Edna Ferber is a novelist.

Google previewThe Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music (2013)

From Adele to Ziggy, the Real A to Z of Rock and Roll by Dylan Jones

CULTURE Two Sevens Clash (Joe DELLA REESE ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010, 2d ed. (2008)

by Vincent Terrace

Host: Della Reese. Co-Host: Sandy Baron. Music: H.B. Barnum. 2246. Dellaventura. (Series; Crime Drama; CBS; 1997). An- thony Dellaventura is a former New York City police officer turned private investigator who says, “Ifyou need ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

Rhythm and blues artists were recruited byLee Magid, who also discovered Della Reese. UnderA&R manOzzierCadena, Savoy produced the first records of ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of African American Cinema (2015)

by S. Torriano Berry, Venise T. Berry

Aiello, Jasmine Guy, Michael Lerner, Arsenio Hall, Della Reese, Eugene Glazer. Writer/director: Eddie Murphy. Cinematographer: Woody Omens. Music: Herbie Hancock. 202 • HARLEM ON THE PRAIRIE (A.K.A. BAD MAN OF HARLEM NIGHTS • 201.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television Film Directors (2009)

by Jerry Roberts

Della Reese, Esther Rolle, Ben Vereen, Vanessa Williams, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Business: Updated and Revised Edition, 2nd Edition [2 volumes] (2017)

by Jessie Carney Smith

which starred Redd Foxx and Della Reese; the show was canceled after Foxx's death. To date, Murphy's most well-known produced work for television is the animated show The PJs. It was Murphy's idea to create a cartoon series based on an inner-city apartment building superintendent who gets into disagreements with tenants. The superintendent is named Thurgood Stubbs, and Murphy is the voice of Stubbs. The series originally aired ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Native American Music of North America (2013)

by Elaine Keillor, Tim Archambault, John M. H. Kelly

Della Reese ( Cherokee), and Keely Smith ...

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I have the background singers of Ray Charles, the background singers of Smokey Robinson, and the background singers of Barry White and I built a choir around that. (Della Reese)
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