Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Singer-Actress Delta Reese Dies

Della Reese, the vocal powerhouse who later starred as heaven-sent Tess on the television series Touched By an Angel, died Sunday evening at age 86. ... [S]he signed a deal with Jubilee Records in 1953, releasing six albums largely composed of jazz standards. National fame would come in 1957 with the release of "And That Reminds Me," a Top 20 hit and her first global seller. ... In the late '60s she began to expand her career from a jazz nightclub act to all-around entertainer by breaking into television. She became a familiar face on the small screen, securing guest spots on a host of shows, including The Mod Squad, The Love Boat, Sanford and Son, MacGyver, Night Court, and The Young and the Restless.

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Who's Della Reese?

#3 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-11-20 05:24 PM

Never mind.

Wow! she was a beautiful woman.

#4 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-11-20 05:26 PM

"You are just in time for Della Reese."

www.youtube.com

working link about her

www.nytimes.com

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-20 05:51 PM

i liked Della. RIP 💐

#6 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-11-20 09:09 PM

She's no Delta Burke (who I mistakenly thought this thread was about originally).

I mean that as a compliment.

#7 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-11-21 04:58 PM

fhe was also in "Touched by an Angel"

Always thought that was her best TV gig.

Also in one episode of "Picket Fences"

#8 | Posted by Pegasus at 2017-11-21 10:44 PM

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