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|Birth name||Delloreese Patricia Early|
|Born||July 6, 1931 
Black Bottom, Detroit, Michigan, United States
|Genres||Gospel, pop, jazz, R&B, traditional pop|
|Occupations||Singer, actress, minister, game show panelist|
|Associated acts||Mahalia Jackson
Della Reese (born July 6, 1931 near Detroit) is an American singer and television actress who began acting in the 1950s. She is best known for performing as Tess in the CBS drama Touched by an Angel (which began September 1994 and ended in 2003).
- Andrea LeVasseur (2009). "Della Reese: Biography". All Movie Guide. MSN. http://movies.msn.com/celebrities/celebrity-biography/della-reese. Retrieved 2009-12-27.