Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “Harlem Nights”

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Della Reese 

Later, in her career, Della Reese became known as the black woman on “Touched By An Angel,” so people began to associate her with Christian roles. (Though it wasn’t much of a stretch considering Della is an ordained minister.) In an interview with 5 Minutes For, the interviewer asked Della if her role in Harlem Nights conflicted with her spirituality. Here’s what she had to say:

I thank God everyday for that role in Harlem Nights. I come from that kind of environment. That character that I played. I know that woman. I grew up with her living down the street from me. No honey, Harlem Nights stretched my ability to act. God used it to show me that I can play any part He chooses to bless with me. It gave me a chance to meet people and show them a different side of me. I will always be grateful for Harlem Nights


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