Della Reese (July 6, 1931 – November 19, 2017) was an American singer, (television) actress, and Christian minister. She started acting in the 1950s. She was best known for performing as Tess in the CBS drama Touched by an Angel (which began September 1994 and ended in 2003). She was born in Detroit, Michigan.
Della Reese in 1977
|Birth name||Delloreese Patricia Early|
|Born||July 6, 1931|
Black Bottom, Detroit, Michigan, United States
|Died||November 19, 2017 (aged 86)|
Encino, California, United States
|Genres||Gospel, pop, jazz, R&B, traditional pop|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, actress, minister, game show panelist|
|Associated acts||Mahalia Jackson|
- Andrea LeVasseur (2009). "Della Reese: Biography". All Movie Guide. MSN. Retrieved 2009-12-27.
- Morris, Chris (November 20, 2017). "Della Reese, 'Touched by an Angel' Star and R&B Singer, Dies at 86". Variety.com. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
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