Della Reese

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IVA Star Rating : 71
Delloreese Patricia Early, known professionally as Della Reese, was an American jazz and gospel singer, actress, and ordained minister whose career spanned seven decades. Her long career began as a singer, scoring a hit with her 1959 single "Don't You Know?". In the late 1960s she hosted her own talk show, Della, which ran for 197 episodes. read more

Delloreese Patricia Early, known professionally as Della Reese, was an American jazz and gospel singer, actress, and ordained minister whose career spanned seven decades. Her long career began as a singer, scoring a hit with her 1959 single "Don't You Know?". In the late 1960s she hosted her own talk show, Della, which ran for 197 episodes. From 1975 she also starred in films, playing opposite Redd Foxx in Harlem Nights (1989), Martin Lawrence in A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996) and Elliott Gould in Expecting Mary (2010). Reese achieved continued success in the religious television drama Touched by an Angel (1994–2003), in which she played the leading role of Tess.

Birth Name

Delloreese Patricia Early

Born

Monday, 06 July 1931

Died

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Actress Filmography

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards Self - Singer, Actress (In Memoriam) 2018
What Is New Thought? 2014
The Scroll: Transformation Self 2014
Unsung Hollywood Self 2014
Miracle at Gate 213 Alma Peddington 2013
Dear Secret Santa Linda 2013
Signed, Sealed, Delivered Cora Brandt 2013
Meant to Be Mave 2012
Christmas Angel Elsie Waybright 2012
Me Again Muriel 2011
(see additional filmography)

Actress Filmography

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards Self - Singer, Actress (In Memoriam) 2018
What Is New Thought? 2014
The Scroll: Transformation Self 2014
Unsung Hollywood Self 2014
Miracle at Gate 213 Alma Peddington 2013
Dear Secret Santa Linda 2013
Signed, Sealed, Delivered Cora Brandt 2013
Meant to Be Mave 2012
Christmas Angel Elsie Waybright 2012
Me Again Muriel 2011
Hallelujah Dulcie Prejean 2011
Expecting Mary Doris Dorkus 2010
Detroit 1-8-7 Lorraine Henderson 2010
Unsung Self 2008
Celebrity Ghost Stories Herself 2008
The Florence Henderson Show Self - Guest 2008
Miss HIV Narrator 2007
Testimonies of Faith: Humble Journey's 2007
If I Had Known I Was a Genius Nana 2007
Beauty Shop Mrs. Towner 2005
The Tony Danza Show Self - Guest 2004
That's So Raven Miss Rhonnie Wilcox 2003
The Wayne Brady Show Self 2002
Lifestyle Magazine Self 2001
Dinosaur Eema (voice) / Eema 2000
Anya's Bell Anya Herpick 1999
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years Martha Logan 1999
The Secret Path Honey 1999
Emma's Wish Mona Washburn 1998
The Roseanne Show Self - Guest 1998
Miracle in the Woods Lilly Cooper 1997
A Match Made in Heaven Katie Beale 1997
Promised Land Tess 1996
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate Ma Wright 1996
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child The Blues Fairy 1995
Touched by an Angel Tess 1994
The Distinguished Gentleman Elevator Operator 1992
Picket Fences Naomi Grand 1992
You Must Remember This Ella DuChamps 1992
The Royal Family Victoria Royal 1991
The Chuck Woolery Show Self - Guest 1991
One on One with John Tesh Self - Guest 1991
Married People Annette 1990
Dream On Receptionist 1990
The Kid Who Loved Christmas Alicia Slater 1990
Harlem Nights Vera 1989
The Young Riders Stagecoach Sally 1989
The Arsenio Hall Show Herself - Guest 1989
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Additional Voices 1988
Biography Self 1987
Designing Women Mrs. Toussant 1986
L.A. Law Lucille Lake 1986
Star's Table Self 1986
MacGyver Mama Colton 1985
Charlie & Co. Aunt Rachel 1985
227 Grace, Rita Clark 1985
Crazy Like a Fox Nurse Flood, Mrs. Flood 1984
Night Court Aunt Ruth 1984
The A-Team Mrs. Baracus 1983
It Takes Two Judge Caroline Phillips 1982
Entertainment Tonight Self 1981
The Toni Tennille Show Self 1979
All Star Secrets Self 1978
The Jim Nabors Show Self 1978
The Love Boat Millie Washington 1977
Sha Na Na Self 1977
Nightmare in Badham County Sarah 1976
Break the Bank Self 1976
Psychic Killer Mrs. Gibson 1975
Welcome Back, Kotter Mrs. Jean Tremaine 1975
Match Game PM Self - Panelist 1975
Rhyme and Reason Self 1975
Joe Forrester Claudine 1975
Sammy and Company Self 1975
Chico and the Man Della Rogers, Della Rogers / The Judge 1974
Police Woman Tina Thompson 1974
Petrocelli Angela Damon 1974
Match Game 73 Herself - Panelist 1973
Baffle Self 1973
Police Story Claudine 1973
Voyage of the Yes Opal Parker 1973
ABC Afterschool Specials Aunt Faith 1972
Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour Self 1972
The Rookies Landers 1972
Sanford and Son Della Reese 1972
The Pet Set Herself 1971
Stand Up and Cheer Self 1971
Flip Self 1970
McCloud Sgt. Gladys Harris 1970
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Grace Dayton 1969
The Barbara McNair Show Self 1969
The David Frost Show Self - Guest 1969
Allen Ludden's Gallery Self 1969
Della Self - Host, Self - Hostess 1969
Medical Center Capt. Sykes 1969
Playboy After Dark Self - Singer 1969
Mod Squad Paula 1968
Showcase '68 Self 1968
The Rosey Grier Show Self 1968
The Dom DeLuise Show Self - Guest 1968
Operation: Entertainment Self 1968
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest Performer 1967
The Woody Woodbury Show Self 1967
Las Vegas Self 1967
The Joey Bishop Show Self - Guest 1967
The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) Self - Panelist 1965
ABC's Nightlife Self 1964
What's This Song? Self 1964
That Regis Philbin Show Self 1964
The Hollywood Palace Self - Singer 1964
Missing Links Self 1963
The Keefe Brasselle Show Self - Guest 1963
The Merv Griffin Show Herself 1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Herself - Guest, Herself - Guest Hostess, Herself, Herself - Musical Guest 1962
The Lively Ones Self 1962
The Tonight Show Self - Vocalist 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Herself - Co-Hostess, Self - Co-Hostess, Herself - Co-Host, Herself - Vocalist, Herself 1961
Let's Rock Herself / Self 1958
The Big Record Self 1957
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Herself 1957
Stage Show Self - Guest Vocalist 1954
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Herself 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Self - Singer, Herself - Singer, Self 1948
1998Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1998EmmyOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1997EmmyOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
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