Trivia - Touched by an Angel

Did you know the series would have been cancelled during its first season, but was brought back the next year after the fans staged a letter-writing campaign?

Della Reese is Rt. Reverend of the Church "Understanding Principals for a Better Living" in Los Angeles, CA, and has Cherokee ancestry.

Roma Downey isn’t a classical angel; she’s a die-hard Van Morrison fan and also likes Enya, Clannad and The Cranberries.

Who were the Angels of Death and what actors played them?
ANSWER: John Dye, Bruce Altman and Charles Rocket

Della toured with gospel great Mahalia Jackson as a teenager and at the age of 18, she formed the Meditation Singers and became the first performer to take gospel music to the casinos of Las Vegas.

Roma was born in Derry City, Northern Ireland and loves coffee. In fact it was one of the hardest things for her to give up during her pregnancy.

In what episode did the Angels have to work at a juvenile detention center where a Christian musical group guest starred as inmates?
ANSWER: "Band of Angels

Unlucky the first time round, Roma Downey is now married to reality show producer, Mark Burnett, and has one daughter, Reilly Anspaugh.

Who played the angel Gloria and in what episode did she first appear?
ANSWER: Valerie Bertinelli

Before the series began, Roma was offered the lead role in “Xena: Warrior Princess,” but turned it down for the role of Monica on “Touched by an Angel.”

John Dye, who played Andrew, also starred in “Murder She Wrote,” “Promised Land,” “Tour of Duty” and “Billionaire Boys Club.”

When was the first and last time Bruce Altman appeared as an angel of death?
ANSWER: First appeared as Henry in Interview with an Angel and then in The Driver.

What role did Gerald McRaney play in the series that he also played on "Promised Land?”
ANSWER: Russell Greene

Randy Travis was a hit with the fans and the show, appearing in seven episodes of “Touched by an Angel.”
 

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