Singer And 'Touched By An Angel' Star Della Reese Continues Her Crusade
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Della Reese Visits New Orleans to Share Her Personal Experience with Type 2 Diabetes at the Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference
...LINK to complete news story.Della Reese is one of the few performers to move easily between the religious community and the mainstream entertainment industry. Born in Detroit, MI, Reese started singing in gospel choirs at a very young age. In 1945, she joined a touring choir with legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. As a student at Wayne State University, Reese former her own singing group called the Meditation Singers. After a regular gig at Detroit's Flame Showbar, she went on to sing with Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra. During the '50s and '60s, she recorded pop vocal albums for Jubilee and RCA Victor, leading to several pop singles on the Billboard charts.
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