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Actress Della Reese has been a performer for most of her life. She began singing when she was 6 years old and toured with a gospel group when she was a teenager. In 1953, she made the move to New York City, becoming a vocalist with the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra. Her early recordings include "In the Still of the Night," "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," and "Time After Time." Della had her first major hit with "And That Reminds Me (of You)." In 1959, Della enjoyed her biggest hit, a tune adapted from Puccini's "La Boheme," entitled "Don't You Know?" and was nominated for a Grammy as best female vocalist. This led to Della performing for the next nine years on the famed Las Vegas Strip. In the thirty years that followed "Don't You Know?" Della Reese has continued her string recordings and was again nominated for a Grammy in 1987 as best female soloist in Gospel.

Her television career came to the fore with her role as Tess on "Touched by an Angel." She has also played numerous guest-starring roles, appearing on a variety of shows including "Promised Land," "Macgyver," "Picket Fences," "L.A. Law," "That's So Raven," "Detroit 1-8-7" and many more.

Also an ordained minister, Della Reese is the founder of the Understanding Principles for Better Living Church in Los Angeles, California.


DELLA REESE: FACTS

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Age: 83 years old
Birthday: July 6, 1931
Height: 5' 2"
Full Name / Real Name: Delloreese Patricia Early
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Husband: Franklin Lett (1/12/1983)
Leroy Gray (12/28/1959 - 1961, divorced)
Vermont Taliaferro (July 1951 - 1958, divorced)


 
 
 
 
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