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Della Reese from the television show “Touched by an Angel” has passed away at the age 86. In 1969 Ms. Reese had launched her TV show “Della” becoming the first talk show host by an African-American woman. After a number of guest appearances, Reese broke into TV full-time with a starring role in the hit comedy series “Chico and the Man.” Roles on “It Takes Two,” “Crazy Like a Fox,” “Charlie & Co.” and (opposite her good friend Redd Foxx) “The Royal Family.” She also took starring roles in the features “Harlem Nights” and “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate” and appeared in 20 made-for-TV pictures.
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