DELLA REESE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 294270
DELLA REESE The bejeweled and young singer turned actress is shown cradling her head in her hands, and signs her name in red felt tip Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/Sherwood/Love/Della/Reese". B/w, 8x10. Della Reese (b.
Sale Price $126.00
The bejeweled and young singer turned actress is shown cradling her head in her hands, and signs her name in red felt tip
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/Sherwood/Love/Della/Reese". B/w, 8x10. Della Reese (b.1931), born Delloreese Patricia Early, began singing in her hometown of Detroit at age six. Beginning in 1945, she toured with Mahalia Jackson's women's gospel group, The Meditation Singers, for five summers. After joining the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra in 1953, Reese began making records and became known as a skillful interpreter of a number of genres of music, from jazz to R&B to gospel. Nominated for a 1987 Grammy Award as Best Female Soloist in Gospel Music, Reese has achieved a number of firsts over her long career: first performer to take gospel music to the casinos of Las Vegas; first woman to guest-host The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (1969); and, first Black woman to host her own variety show (Della, 1969-1970). Also a talented actress, Reese has appeared on television and film. From 1994-2003, Reese, an ordained minister, played Tess, the mentoring angel, in the CBS drama, Touched By An Angel. Reese is a founder and ordained minister of the Understanding Principles for Better Living church. Toned at edges. Fine condition.
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