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Della Reese

Della ReeseAKA Delloreese Patricia Early

Born: 6-Jul-1931
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Died: 19-Nov-2017
Location of death: Encino, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Female
Religion: Christian [1]
Race or Ethnicity: Multiracial [2]
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer, Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Touched by an Angel


[1] Understanding Principles for Better Living Church, Los Angeles, CA.

[2] Half Cherokee Indian, half African-American.

Father: Richard Early (steelworker)
Mother: Nellie Mitchelle (d. 1949 aneurysm)
Husband: Vermont Taliaferro (factory worker, m. 1951, div. 1958)
Husband: Leroy Gray (accountant, m. 1959, div. 1961)
Husband: Mercer Ellington (son of
Duke Ellington, m. 1961, div. 1961, annulled)
Husband: Franklin Thomas Lett (m. 12-Jan-1983, until her death)
Daughter: Delloreese Daniels Owens (d. 2002)
Son: James
Daughter: Dominique

    University: Wayne State University (dropped out)

    Hollywood Walk of Fame 7060 Hollywood Blvd.
    Aneurysm during a taping of "The Tonight Show" (1980)
    Cherokee Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Diabetes

    TELEVISION
    Chico and the Man Della Rogers (1976-78)
    Charlie & Co. Aunt Rachel (1986)
    The Royal Family Victoria Royal (1991-92)
    Touched by an Angel Tess (1994-2003)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Meant to Be (27-Dec-2012)
    Christmas Angel (23-Oct-2012)
    If I Had Known I Was a Genius (23-Jan-2007)
    Beauty Shop (30-Mar-2005)
    Dinosaur (13-May-2000) [VOICE]
    Anya's Bell (31-Oct-1999)
    The Secret Path (4-Apr-1999)
    Miracle in the Woods (26-Oct-1997)
    A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (3-Apr-1996) · Ma Wright
    Harlem Nights (17-Nov-1989) · Vera
    Nightmare in Badham County (5-Nov-1976)
    Psychic Killer (1975)
    The Voyage of the Yes (16-Jan-1973)
    Let's Rock (Jun-1958) · Herself


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