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Actress, Singer Della Reese Dies at 86

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American actress and singer Della Reese, who made broadcasting history as the first black woman to host a national talk show, has died at 86.The Detroit-born Reese began her career as a teenage gospel singer, touring with the legendary Mahalia Jackson.She turned to jazz and pop in the late 1950s, including the million-selling hits "And That Reminds Me" and "Don't You Know."Her 1969 television series Della ran for two years and was the first such talk show...

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