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Della Reese


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... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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CD: "Della" (RCA) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Rev. Dr. Della Reese Lett

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

[In 2010] If somebody hits you upside your head long enough, enough times, they'll tell you they will hit you, you believe it. Why couldn't you believe it? The last lick you had almost killed you, so you see, why would you, not believe that they would do that? See more »

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In 1944, Mahalia Jackson was at her church, and was impressed with Della's voice. See more »

Trademark:

Her sly smile See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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