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.
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)
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 9/May/19
@ Rob - Re: The 'less than 12 hours for our friends at IMDB...' business.😂

I have observed similar situations!
Fantastic, isn't it? You're a force to be reckoned with! 😀👍
Editor Rob
How long she'd have remained at that height on the web, who knows, but I'm glad to help out now and again 😉
Littlelee5ft6 said on 8/May/19
Not just IMDB on several sites she was listed 5ft 2 and in recent photos she does look really short wouldn't have said she looks 5ft 8 or near it even of she had shrunk it wouldn't be by much
Editor Rob

She did shrink a few inches by her latter years, combined with posture might have made her look small. It only took less than 12 hours of course for our friends at imdb to change from 5ft 2 to 5ft 8 after I put her up.
Littlelee5ft6 said on 8/May/19
In no way is she this tall. She's listed 5ft 2 on most sites and is shorter than roma Downey in every photograph
Editor Rob
You mean our dear friends on Imdb?

This is a woman who in her elderly years wasn't much smaller than 5ft 7 range Giancarlo, and on touched by an angel was taller than roma downey. See Here too.

Della was in her mid 60's when she started Touched by an Angel, so would have absolutely lost height by then.

5ft 2 is an embarrassing peak height for her 😵
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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