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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

    • Early, Deloreese Patricia
    • Early, Delloreese Patricia
    • Reese-Lett, Della, Rev.
    • Reese Lett, Della
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1931-07-06
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2017-11-19
    • 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
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Detroit (Mich.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Encino (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

        female
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  • 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)
    • found: New York times WWW site, viewed Nov. 20, 2017(Della Reese; b. Delloreese Patricia Early, July 6, 1931, Detroit; d. Sunday night [Nov. 19, 2017], Encino, Calif., aged 86; husky-voiced singer and actress who spent almost a decade playing a down-to-earth heavenly messenger on the CBS series Touched by an angel and became an ordained minister in real life; appeared also in films)
    • found: Give it to God, 2006:disc label (Dell Reese Lett)
    • found: Up Church website, accessed May 29, 2019:(Rev. Della Reese-Lett) - https://upchurch.org/about-our-founder-rev-della-reese-lett/
  • 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
    • 2019-05-31: revised
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