Della Reese
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"Delloreese Patricia Early", known professionally as "Della Reese", is an American actress, singer, game show panelist of the 1970s, one-time talk-show presenter/hostess and ordained minister. She started her career in the 1950s as a gospel, pop and jazz singer, scoring a hit with her 1959 single "Don't You Know?". In the late 1960s, she had hosted her own talk show, Della, which ran for 197 episodes. Through four decades of acting, she is best known for playing Tess, the lead role on the 1994–2003 television show Touched by an Angel. In more recent times, she became an ordained New Thought minister in the Understanding Principles for Better Living Church in Los Angeles, California.

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It's very seldom you get paid for doing what you love and telling the truth at the same time. It seems they don't often coincide.

My mother was a personal friend of God's. They had ongoing conversations.

The exercise I do now is a mammoth change for me because I never did any exercise ever.

I don't want my husband to push me around in a wheelchair. I don't want someone to lead me around because I'm blind.

If you're not getting the things you want, need or desire, it's because you have not accepted that you can have them.

No disrespect to you, Mr. President -- I am privileged to be here with you tonight. But I really came because I got a chance to sing with B.B. King.

I have a children's book already out and my autobiography.

We might have a script planned for next week and then something important might happen, and we address that then.

I have been a Christian all my life, but it's impossible to be so deeply involved in these stories without it making you think again, and without it making you consciously aware of the people involved.