Della Reese

Della Reese

actress, writer

Born July 6, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Della began singing in her hometown of Detroit when she was 6 years old. As a teenager, she toured with gospel great Mahalia Jackson and, at the age of 18, she formed the Meditation Singers and became the first performer to take gospel music to the casinos of Las Vegas. She was a vocalist with the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra and began making her own records. She was nominated for a Grammy Award as Best Female Soloist in Gospel music in 1987. She lived in Los Angeles with her husband, producer Franklin Lett.

Filmography

Connections

  • Roma Downey

    Roma Downey

  • John Dye

    John Dye

  • Valerie Bertinelli

    Valerie Bertinelli

  • Danna Doyle

    Danna Doyle

  • Peter H. Hunt

    Peter H. Hunt

  • Bethany Rooney

    Bethany Rooney

  • Timothy Van Patten

    Timothy Van Patten

  • Brian Bird

    Brian Bird

  • Michael Schultz

    Michael Schultz

Genres

  • Thriller
  • Action & Adventure
  • Comedy
  • Horror
  • Music Videos & Concerts
  • Fantasy
  • Drama
  • Romance
  • Children & Family