Gospel singer and actress who played the role of Supervisor Tess on Touched by an Angel.
She got a chance at singing professionally with Mahalia Jackson's gospel group as a thirteen-year-old.
She started her career as a Jazz singer with Don't You know? before becoming famous for her TV roles.
She got married to Vermont Taliaferro in July 1951, then to Leroy Gray on December 28, 1959, and to Franklin Lett on January 12, 1983.
She was a really good friend of Marla Gibbs'.