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DELLA REESE

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DELLA REESE
 


Della Reese

Della Reese


Born: 6 / 7 / 1931 , Detroit , Usa – 19/11/2017

BIOGRAPHY:

Della Reese was born Delloreese Patricia Early on July 6, 1931, in the historic Black Bottom neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan, to Richard Thaddeus Early, an African American steelworker and Nellie (Mitchelle), a Native American cook of the Cherokee tribe.

Her mother also had several children before Reese’s birth, none of whom lived with her; hence, Reese grew up as an only child. At six years old, Reese began singing in church. From this experience, she became an avid gospel singer.

On weekends in the 1940s, she and her mother would go to the movies independently to watch the likes of Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, and Lena Horne portray glamorous lives on screen. Afterwards, Reese would act out the scenes from the films. In 1944, she began her career directing the young people’s choir, after she had nurtured acting plus her obvious musical talent. She was often chosen, on radio, as a regular singer.

At the age of 13, she was hired to sing with Mahalia Jackson’s gospel group. Delloreese entered Detroit’s popular Cass Technical High School (where she attended the same year as Edna Rae Gillooly, later known as Ellen Burstyn). She also continued with her touring with Jackson. With higher grades, she was the first in her family to graduate from high school in 1947, at only 15.

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INTERVIEW:

MORE MOVIE WITH: Della Reese



Beauty Shop
(2005)
Play: Mrs. Towner



Mama Flora’s Family
(1998)
Play: Nana Fleming



A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
(1996)
Play: Ma Wright



The Distinguished Gentleman
(1993)
Play: Operatrice



Harlem Nights
(1989)
Play: Vera




SERIES TV WITH: Della Reese


Thats so Raven
That’s so Raven
(2002)
Play: Ronnie Wilcox


the Royal Family
the Royal Family
(1991)
Play: Victoria Royal


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