Early, Delloreese Patricia
1931 - Born on July 6th in Detroit, Michigan.
1937 - Della began singing in her hometown of Detroit when she was 6 years old.
1949 - As a teenager, she toured with gospel great Mahalia Jackson and, at the age of 18, she formed the Meditation Singers and became the first performer to take gospel music to the casinos of Las Vegas.
1976 - Starred in the television series Chico and the Man as Della Rogers.
1983 - Married to Franklin Lett on January 12th.
1986 - Appeared in the television series Charlie & Co. as Aunt Rachel.
1987 - She was nominated for a Grammy award as Best Female Soloist in Gospel music.
1994 - She is also an ordained minister. She was the minister at the wedding of her "Touched by an Angel" co-star, Roma Downey. She is the godmother of Roma Downey's daughter, Reilly Marie.
1996-2005 - Was one of the cast in the films A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Dinosaur and Beauty Shop.
- She co-wrote autobiography "Angels Along the Way: My Life with Help from Above".
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