60s black tv hostess

Mr. singular is driving me nuts - he is insisting that Delta Burke was a black 60s TV hostess, aside from the Delta Burke being interviewed on the red carpet for the role of her husband Gerald MacRainey in the spectacular Get Low with Robert Duval. I can picture the woman he is thinking of, but I cannot think of her name! Help me!

Never mind, I just remembered - Della Reese!