Riela Ressy - Puerto Rican Bombshell : vintage 8x10 photo dated 29 October 1949
Riela was both a popular Puerto Rican- born singer and dancer at the Cuban Village nightclub in Chicago in the 1940s. She would go on to develop a very successful career and perform with such names as Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Fosse and Tito Puente. Riela’s career would last well into the 1960s, when she had to quit performing because of illness. She died of caner in 1977 in Riverhead, NY.