For Throwback Thursday I wanted to honor the late great Della Reese who passed away late last year. I knew of her from some old albums I have, part of a massive record collection I maintain and from her time on “Touched by an Angel.” I had the privilege of photographing her in her home for GlaxoSmithKline’s ad campaign for one of their Diabetes medications. She was a consummate professional, direct and to the point but warm and open to direction. I found her to be deeply spiritual and kind. She went to the extent of tearing down her Hollywood Hills home and rebuilding it for her new husband. The home was atop the hill overlooking the huge reservoir - stunning. A great memory.
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The rose named for gospel/jazz singer and star of television's Touched by an Angel has a strong fragrance and wine-purple color. As the weather warms, the blooms turn lighter magenta-pink. While walking through the rose fields of Weeks Roses with hybridizer Tom Carruth, Chris Greenwood noticed the rich color of this hybrid tea, and Reese, an avid gardener and customer at Greenwood's Armstrong Garden Centers, immediately came to mind.
Reese says she's honored to have a rose named after her. "It's a form of eternal life.
[ #WHM18 ] // I didn't know #DellaReese was this baaaddd back in the day? 🖤
Born in #Michigan in 1931, Della Reese began making records and performing on #television variety shows in the 1950s. From 1969 to 1970, she hosted a TV talk show called Della, and she went on to appear in many other series over the decades, including #SanfordandSon and Picket Fences. •••••••••••••••••••••⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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