Are you aware that the actress Della Reese Died yesterday. She was aged 86.

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Just wanted to let you know that Della Reese died yesterday.

Her full legal name was Delloreese Patricia Early and she was born in Detroit in 1931.

Her wikipedia page - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Della_Reese

There seems to be NO current profile for her yet.

She was of both African-American and Native Indian heritage!!
WikiTree profile: Della Reese
in Genealogy Help by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (703k points)
Thank you for this information, I so much enjoyed her singing and acting.
I created a profile for her. Please feel free to work on it.
I have added a link to her NY Times Obituary

3 Answers

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What a shame!  All that was on the news was Charles Manson!
by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (373k points)
She had many inspirational roles he was a killer and a had a life that should not be celebrated while hers should be celebrated.  Thanks for letting us know!
Exactly Lucy. All I saw online was the death of Charles Manson.

My husband says he spotted the news about Della on Facebook.

It is out there online, but you have to be looking for it to find it.
There was a lovely piece about her on CBC’s All Things Considered last night.
Here in Australia, I didn't hear a word about Charles. I did hear this week about Nancy "Notions" and John Hillerman i.e. Magnums's 'Higgins' then of course one of my teenage hearttrob -  David Cassidy.
Higgins has died? I had not heard that!! Must investigate. Thanks.

Edited to add - He died 9 Nov - 2 weeks ago

I know I never heard or read anything about him.

Thank you.
Your welcome
+3 votes
I've added her parents and husband at the time of her death. She had 2 other "legal" husbands (although 1 of them is questionable), but I'm not sure whether or not to add the "not so legal" marriage she had to Mercer Ellington. Since it was officially annulled, I'm thinking it wouldn't count.

Thoughts?
by Scott Fulkerson G2G6 Pilot (724k points)
If they were married and it was annulled , I would be inclined to record the marriage and end date with reason -annulment, otherwise there would be a hole in her bio.
+4 votes
Della Reese will show connected with tomorrow's update
by N Gauthier G2G6 Mach 8 (80.5k points)
Yaay - finally she is connected!!  Well Done!!

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