DELLA REESE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 172179
DELLA REESE Black and white publicity photograph of Della Reese sitting near a piano smiling. Photograph signed: "Love/Della". B/w, 10x8 overall, image 9¼x6¾ (one surface). William Morris Agency, Inc. publicity photograph, captioned at lower margin.
Sale Price $126.00
Black and white publicity photograph of Della Reese sitting near a piano smiling.
Photograph signed: "Love/Della". B/w, 10x8 overall, image 9¼x6¾ (one surface). William Morris Agency, Inc. publicity photograph, captioned at lower margin. Born Delloreese Patricia Early in 1931, Reese 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. Fine condition.
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