Della Reese

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Della Reese
Birth name Delloreese Patricia Early
Born July 6, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Died November 19, 2017 in Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA
Notable Roles Tess in Touched by an Angel
Notable Episodes
Awards star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Chico and the Man Della Rogers 1976–1978 3 4
Charlie & Company Aunt Rachel 1986 1
The Royal Family Victoria Royal 1991–1992 1
Touched by an Angel Tess 1994–2003 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Recurring Roles

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Mod Squad Paula 1x07 - Find Tara Chapman! November 19, 1968
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors 2x02 - Killer on the Loose October 11, 1970
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Cameo Appearance 6x05 - Show 121 October 9, 1972
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Cameo Appearance 6x10 - Show 126 November 20, 1972
Police Woman Tina Thompson 1x10 - Requiem for Bored Wives November 29, 1974
Sanford and Son Herself 5x07 - Della, Della, Della October 31, 1975
Chico and the Man Judge 2x13 - The Juror December 19, 1975
Welcome Back, Kotter Mrs. Tremaine 4x19 - The Gang Show March 17, 1979
The A-Team Mrs. Baracus 4x04 - A Lease with an Option to Die October 22, 1985
227 Rita Clark 2x14 - Far from the Tree February 7, 1987
Night Court Aunt Ruth 7x07 - Auntie Maim November 15, 1989
227 Grace 5x15 - Where Do We Go from Here? January 6, 1990
MacGyver Ma Colton 6x11 - Squeeze Play December 17, 1990
MacGyver Mama Colton 7x05 - The Coltons October 14, 1991
Designing Women Mrs. Toussant 7x14 - Wedding Redux February 5, 1993
L.A. Law Lucille Lake 7x19 - Vindaloo in the Villows April 29, 1993
Picket Fences Naomi Grand 1x22 - The Lullaby League May 6, 1993
Promised Land Tess 1x03 - The Motel October 1, 1996
Promised Land Tess 1x09 - Homecoming (2) November 26, 1996
Promised Land Tess 1x14 - Mirror Image January 21, 1997

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Gift of Amazing Grace Aunt Faith November 19, 1986 ABC Afterschool Specials

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The $20,000 Pyramid August 7-11, 1978

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1997, 1998)
Touched by an Angel

Trivia

  • had a #2 Billboard pop hit with "Don't You Know" in 1959