Della Reese Biography (1931-)

Full name, Deloreese Patricia Early; given name is sometimes spelled "Delareese," "Dellareese," or "Delloreese"; born July 6, 1931, in Detroit, MI; daughter of Richard Thaddeus (a steelworker) and Nellie (a cook; maiden name, Mitchelle) Early; married Vermont Adolphus Bond Taliaferro (a factory worker), 1951 (divorced, c. 1953); married Leroy Basil Gray (an accountant; marriage annulled); married Mercer Ellington, c. 1961 (marriage annulled); married Franklin Thomas Lett, Jr. (a producer), January 12, 1983; children: (adopted) Deloreese Daniels, James Barger; (stepchildren) Franklin Thomas III, Dominique. Addresses: Office: c/o Touched by an Angel, CBS MTM Studios, 4024Radford Ave., Studio City, CA 91604.; Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Pinnacle Public Relations, 8265 Sunset Blvd., Suite 201, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Actress, singer, writer
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July 6, 1931
Detroit, Michigan, United States

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