Saturday, April 13, 2024

RIP Della Reese, From R&B Star to Television Icon on “Touched by An Angel”


Della Reese, star of TV’s “Touched by An Angel,” has died at age 86. Before she was a TV icon she was a singing sensation. I met her a few times and she was just great. She had a real friendship too with Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. Fly high, Della!

Highest chart hit, 1959, number 2:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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