Della Reese (born Delloreese Patricia Early), actress, singer, one-time talk-show hostess and ordained minister. She became the 1st black woman to guest host The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson and played the mother of B. A. Baracus in The A-Team TV show. She starred in the film Harlem Nights, in which she is known for her a fight scene with Eddie Murphy ("Oh! Now you're gonna shoot me in my pinky toe..."). She later starred in the overtly religious TV show, Touched by an Angel.
Delloreese Patricia Early, known professionally as Della Reese, is an American actress, singer, game show panelist of the 1970s, one-time talk-show hostess and ordained minister. Wikipedia Born: July 6, 1931