Della Reese

Celebrated actor Danny Aiello, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his polarizing role as a pizzeria owner in Brooklyn in Spike Lee's seminal film, "Do The Right Thing," died at the age of 86.

Della Reese, who had a long career as a jazz singer before becoming a TV actress, died on Nov. 19 at age 86.

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