How tall was Della Reese

Della Reese's Height

5ft 8 (172.7 cm)

American actress and singer, best remembered for playing Tess in Touched by an Angel.

How tall is Della Reese
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I'm 5-feet-8½ in my bare feet, which is the way I like to be. And I weigh 140 pounds. I'll never make a Twiggy.
-- Honolulu Star, 1968

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Average Guess (4 Votes)
5ft 7.5in (171.5cm)
Actually said on 27/Aug/20
If u look at old videos of her singing live as early as 50s/40s she does look tall her limbs look longer
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 16/May/19
In Touched by an Angel doesn't look much over 5'7. Maybe she shrunk by then in late 90s. 5'8 might be peak height.
Arch Stanton said on 14/May/19
Hi Sandy, thanks for the welcome!!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/May/19
Hey Arch! Great to see you back! 😉😊

Arch Stanton said on 11/May/19
Can you add jazz performers for her and Lena Horne?
Canson said on 9/May/19
Was she really this tall? I never would’ve guessed but she was a bit heavy in her day
Editor Rob
In her youth (like the photo seen on this page, when she was slim) she actually said she weighed 140 pounds, which is quite believable for a 5ft 8 woman.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 8/May/19
I'm sure they show 'Touched By An Angel' on the True Entertainment Freeview channel, but I haven't watched it yet. I'll give the late Della 5ft8.

RIP Della xxx 💐

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