Rest in Peace|Della Reese

Singer and actress Deloreese Patricia Early, better known as Della Reese, was born in Detroit, Michigan, on July 6, 1931. Reese began on the path that would lead her to show business by singing in church at the age of 6. Her talents eventually landed her an opportunity to work with gospel great Mahalia Jackson when Reese … Continue reading Rest in Peace|Della Reese

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A Day in History| Adriana Caselotti

Adriana Hitchell Caselotti was born into an operatic family on MAY 6,1916- her father Guido, an immigrant from Italy, taught music in New York City, her mother Maria (from Naples) sang at the Royal Opera, and a sister Louise was a noted opera singer and voice teacher. She was 18 when Walt Disney personally chose … Continue reading A Day in History| Adriana Caselotti

Rest in Peace| Patty Duke

In 1963, at age 16, American actress Patty Duke won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker—becoming the youngest Oscar recipient at the time. She had previously performed the role on Broadway from 1959-1961. She later starred in '60s cult classics likeValley of the Dolls and Me, Natalie. As her success on the big screen continued, … Continue reading Rest in Peace| Patty Duke