Della Reese

Della Reese's first job doubled as a singer and hostess in a nightclub

At the nightclub, Reese got to study the styles of guests who appeared like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.

Della Reese inspired women worldwide to love their natural appearances

Producers wanted Reese to lose weight, but she stood her ground and inspired women worldwide while doing so.

Della Reese and Roma Downey had an instant connection on Touched by an Angel's set

The actresses instantly clicked, and the chemistry brought life to the series.