Delta Burke

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Actor • Producer • Writer

Birth Date: July 30, 1956

Age: 67 years old

Birth Place: Orlando, Florida

Spouses: Gerald McRaney

A pert, sassy American TV leading lady and comedienne, Delta Burke, a former Miss America contestant, has kept very busy on primetime during the 1980s and 90s, most memorably as flirtatious but sometimes bitchy Southern belles. Burke's wide-eyed, rapid-fire line delivery and scene-stealing comic timing enlivened just such a role in "Designing Women" (CBS, 1986-91), a successful sitcom about four high-profile but highly diverse interior decorators. Unfortunately, Burke has also made tabloid news with her weight problems, her temperament-induced spats with producers, and her marriage to TV actor Gerald McRaney ("Simon and Simon," "Major Dad"). Her subsequent attempts to find a comedy vehicle have been unsuccessful. "Delta" (ABC, 1992-93), which featured her as a bleached blonde who moved to Nashville to pursue the dream of becoming a country singing star, did not appeal to a wide audience, nor did her reprise of her most famous character, Suzanne Sugarbaker in "Women of the House" (CBS, 1995). Burke returned to sitcoms playing the First Lady in "DAG" (CBS, 2000-01).

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Dolly Parton's HeartstringsStream

Actor
Ellie Holder
Series
2019
54%

Drop Dead DivaStream

Guest Star
Tessa Wells
Series
2009
78%

Bridal Fever

Actor
Dahlia Marchand
Movie
2008

Weselna gorączka

Actor
Dahlia Marchand
Movie
2008

The Wedding Bells

Guest Star
Show
2007

The Year Without a Santa Claus

Actor
Mrs. Claus
Movie
2006

Boston LegalStream

Guest Star
Series
2004
86%

Going for Broke

Actor
Laura Bancroft
Movie
2003

Good Boy!

Voice
Barbara Ann
Movie
2003

Hansel & Gretel

Actor
Stepmother
Movie
2002

Dangerous ChildStream

Actor
Sally Cambridge
Movie
2001

Sordid Lives

Actor
Noleta Nethercott
Movie
2001

DAG

Actor
Judith Whitman
Show
2000

What Women WantStream

Actor
Eve
Movie
2000
54%

Popular

Guest Star
Series
1999
60%

Family Law

Guest Star
Series
1999

Any Day Now

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Series
1998

Melanie Darrow

Actor
Melanie Darrow
Movie
1997

Melanie Darrow

Producer
Movie
1997

Promised Land

Guest Star
Series
1996

Maternal Instincts

Actor
Tracy Horton
Movie
1996

A Promise to Carolyn

Actor
Debra
Movie
1996

Women of the HouseStream

Actor
Suzanne Sugarbaker
Series
1995
38%

Women of the HouseStream

Executive Producer
Series
1995
38%

Simon & Simon: In Trouble Again

Actor
Mrs. Heiser
Movie
1995

Touched by an AngelStream

Actor
Series
1994

Touched by an AngelStream

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Series
1994

The Mighty Jungle

Voice
Viola the toucan
Show
1994

Diagnosis MurderStream

Guest Star
Series
1993

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanStream

Guest Star
Series
1993
86%

Delta

Actor
Delta Bishop
Show
1992

Mi Amigo

Actor
Movie
1992

Dayo

Actor
Grace Connors
Movie
1992

Love and Curses... And All That Jazz

Actor
Desiree
Movie
1991

42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation

Actor
Show
1990

Where the Hell's That Gold?

Actor
Germany
Movie
1988

Dynamite and Gold

Actor
Germany
Movie
1988

1st & Ten: Going for Broke

Actor
Diane Barrow
Show
1987

1st & Ten: The Championships

Actor
Diane Barrow
Show
1986

Designing WomenStream

Actor
Suzanne Sugarbaker
Series
1986

Training Camp: The Bulls Are Back

Actor
Diane Barrow
Show
1986

A Bunny's Tale

Actor
Margie
Movie
1985

1st & Ten

Actor
Diane Barrow
Series
1984

Super PasswordStream

Guest
Game Show
1984

Who's the Boss?Stream

Guest Star
Series
1984

Mike Hammer

Guest Star
Series
1984

Hotel

Guest Star
Soap
1983

Murder Me, Murder You

Actor
Paula Corey
Movie
1983

Filthy Rich

Actor
Kathleen Beck
Show
1982

The Fall GuyStream

Guest Star
Series
1981

Nero Wolfe

Guest Star
Series
1981

The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo

Guest Star
Show
1979

Charleston

Actor
Stella Farrell
Movie
1979

The Seekers

Actor
Elizabeth Fletcher Kent
Movie
1979

Fantasy Island

Guest Star
Series
1978

Saturday Night LiveStream

Host
Series
1975

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