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us: Reese, Della


  • [Individual was a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, Image Awards awardee, and Hollywood Walk of Fame inductee.]
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  • Variants

    • us: Early, Deloreese Patricia
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19310706
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Detroit (Mich.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Wayne State University
        • Organization: (naf) Meditation Singers
        • Organization: (naf) Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) RCA Victor Records
        • Organization: (naf) CBS Television Network
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Universal Foundation for Better Living Church
    • Gender

        female
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Singers
          (lcsh) Actresses
            (lcsh) Jazz musicians
              (lcsh) Clergy
          • Sources

            • found: Her Black is beautiful [SR] 197-: labels (Della Reese)
            • found: Angels along the way, 1997: CIP t.p. (Della Reese) CIP galley (b. July 6, 1931)
            • found: Della Reese, 2001: CIP galley, p. 6 (b. Deloreese Patricia Early, July 6, 1931, Detroit)
            • found: Larkin, C. The encycl. of popular music, 3rd ed. (b. Dellareese Taliaferro, July 6, 1932, Detroit)
            • found: Southern, E. Biog. dict. of Afro-American and African musicians, c1982 (b. Delloreese Patricia Early, July 6, 1932, Detroit)
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 22, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Reese, Della; Delloreese Patricia Early; singer, actress, jazz musician, ordained minister; born 06 July 1931 in Detroit, Michigan, United States; studied at Wayne State University, Detroit; formed a gospel group Meditation Singers; joined Erskine Hawkins Orchestra; became an artist on the RCA Victor records (1959); played Tess in CBS television series Touched by an Angel (1994-2002); earned seven Image Awards, Emmy Award, Annie Award, and the Golden Globe Award for Touched by an Angel (1996-2002); won a Grammy Award for her album Della Reese and Brilliance (1991) and for My Soul Feels Better Right Now (1999); was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (1994); became an ordained minister by the Universal Foundation for Better Living (1987); presided over the Universal Foundation for Better Living Church she founded in Los Angeles)
          • General Notes

            • [Individual was a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, Image Awards awardee, and Hollywood Walk of Fame inductee.]
          • Change Notes

            • 1991-07-15: new
            • 2015-06-08: revised
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