b. Delloreese Patricia Early, 6th July 1931, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
d. 19th November 2017, Encino, California, U.S.A.
Della Reese was a singer, actress, minister, T.V. hostess, director, producer and ordained minister
Born Delloreese Patricia Early, Della Reese began her career as a nightclub, jazz, gospel, and pop singer.
She went on to become a film and television actress and a talk-show hostess.
Della later became an ordained minister.
melancholy baby - 1957 / the story of the blues - 1958 / and that reminds me - 1959 / della - 1960
Her overall career spanned six decades, beginning with her 1959 single ‘Don't You Know?’.
Della recorded for several labels, including Labels Jubilee Records, ABC Paramount and RCA Records.
special delivery - 1961 / i like it like dat! - 1965 / i gotta be me...this trip out - 1968 / let me in your life - 1973
Between 1957 and 1970, Della recorded over 25 albums.
In the Sixties, she hosted her own talk show, called ‘Della’.
As an actress, Della starred in several films, including 1989’s ‘Harlem Nights’, ‘A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (in 1996) and ‘Expecting Mary’ (in 2010).
She also performed in the television series ‘Touched by an Angel’ (between 1994 and 2003).
The History Of The Blues (London Records 1959)
DeIla (RCA Records 1960)
Della Della Cha-Cha-Cha (RCA Records 1960)
Special Delivery (RCA Records 1961)
The Classic Della (RCA Records 1962)
Della On Stage (RCA Records 1962)
Waltz With Me Della (RCA Records 1964)
At Basin Street East (RCA Records 1965)
Moody (RCA Records 1965)
C'mon And Hear It (HMV Records 1965)
I Like It Like Dat (HMV Records 1966)
Della Reese Live (ABC Records 1966)
One More Time (HMV Records 1967)
Let Me Into Your Life (RCA Records 1975)
The Classical Della (RCA Records 1980)
Della By Starlight (RCA Records 1982)
Sure Like Lovin' You (President Records 1985)