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Delta Burke is best known for her portrayal as Suzanne Sugarbaker in CBS' Designing Women (1986), which ran for *seven* seasons and for which she received two Emmy nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. When a teenager she represented Florida in the Miss America Pageant, and won a talent scholarship, which she used to attend a two-year ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Designing Women
Designing Women Suzanne Sugarbaker
What Women Want
1st & Ten: The Championship
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Dangerous Child Sally Cambridge


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 2012 Counter Culture (TV Movie)
 2009 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Tessa Wells
 2008 Bridal Fever (TV Movie)
Dahlia Marchand
 2007 The Wedding Bells (TV Series)
Sheila Pontell
- For Whom the Bells Toll (2007) ... Sheila Pontell
 2003 Good Boy!
Barbara Ann (voice)
 2003 Going for Broke (TV Movie)
Laura Bancroft
 2003 Sweet Potato Queens (TV Movie)
 2002 St. Sass (TV Movie)
Billie Lang
 2002 Family Law (TV Series)
Marcie Dell
- Ties That Bind (2002) ... Marcie Dell
 2001 Dangerous Child (TV Movie)
Sally Cambridge
 1999-2001 Popular (TV Series)
Cherry Cherry
- The Brain Game (2001) ... Cherry Cherry
- Two Weddings and a Funeral (2000) ... Cherry Cherry
- We Are Family (2000) ... Cherry Cherry
- Ch-Ch-Changes (2000) ... Cherry Cherry
- Caged! (2000) ... Cherry Cherry
 1998-1999 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Teresa O'Brien
 1997 Melanie Darrow (TV Movie)
Melanie Darrow
 1996 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Myrtle Beech
- Swear to God, This Time We're Not Kidding (1996) ... Myrtle Beech
 1996 Maternal Instincts
Tracy Horton
 1996 A Promise to Carolyn (TV Movie)
 1995 Simon & Simon: In Trouble Again (TV Movie)
Mrs. Heiser
 1994 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Sister Michael / Maggie Donovan
- Sister Michael Wants You (1994) ... Sister Michael / Maggie Donovan
 1994 The Mighty Jungle (TV Series)
Viola, the Toucan (voice)
 1992 Day-O (TV Movie)
Grace Connors
 1991 Love and Curses... And All That Jazz (TV Movie)
 1988 Where the Hell's That Gold?!!? (TV Movie)
 1987 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Christy Keating
- Desperately Seeking Dacody (1987) ... Christy Keating
 1984-1987 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
Diane Barrow
- The Bulls Change Hands (1987) ... Diane Barrow
- Illegal Use of Love (1987) ... Diane Barrow
- The Comeback Trail (1987) ... Diane Barrow
- A Loaded Gun (1987) ... Diane Barrow
- A Second Chance Once Removed (1987) ... Diane Barrow
 1986 Hotel (TV Series)
- Restless Nights (1986) ... Sherry
 1985 Temporary Insanity (TV Movie)
Big Woman
 1985 A Bunny's Tale (TV Movie)
 1985 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Diane Wilmington
- Paint Your Wagon (1985) ... Diane Wilmington
 1984 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Diana Polnoi
 1984 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Linda Sloane
- Shots in the Dark (1984) ... Linda Sloane
 1984 Lottery! (TV Series)
 1984 Automan (TV Series)
Rachel Innis
- Unreasonable Facsimile (1984) ... Rachel Innis
 1983 Johnny Blue (TV Movie)
Joanne Kruger
 1983 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Nancy Stinson Dannon
- Altared Steele (1983) ... Nancy Stinson Dannon
 1983 Gun Shy (TV Series)
- Mail Order Mommy (1983) ... Clementine
 1983 Murder Me, Murder You (TV Movie)
Paula Corey
 1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Gloria Ransom
- The Devil Stick/Touch and Go (1983) ... Gloria Ransom
 1981-1982 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Bryna / Waitress
- Mighty Myron (1982) ... Bryna
- The Fall Guy (1981) ... Waitress
 1982 Rooster (TV Movie)
Laura DeVega
 1981 Nero Wolfe (TV Series)
Jean Wellmann
- Murder by the Book (1981) ... Jean Wellmann
 1980 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
Diane Stone
- The Haunting of Orly Manor (1980) ... Diane Stone
 1980 The Chisholms (TV Mini-Series)
Bonnie Sue Chisholm
- The Siren Song (1980) ... Bonnie Sue Chisholm
- Chains (1980) ... Bonnie Sue Chisholm
- The Suitor (1980) ... Bonnie Sue Chisholm
- The Promised Land (1980) ... Bonnie Sue Chisholm
- Death in the Sierras (1980) ... Bonnie Sue Chisholm
 1979 A Last Cry for Help (TV Movie)
 1979 Charleston (TV Movie)
Stella Farrell
 1979 The Seekers (TV Mini-Series)
Elizabeth Fletcher Kent
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Elizabeth Fletcher Kent (credit only)
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Elizabeth Fletcher Kent
 1978 Zuma Beach (TV Movie)
Terri (uncredited)
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Stage Play: Steel Magnolias, Drama. Written by Robert Harling. Scenic Design by Anna Louizos. Costume Design by David Murin. Lighting Design by Howell Binkley. Assistant Director: Jen Bender. Directed by Jason Moore. Lyceum Theatre: 4 Apr 2005- 31 Jul 2005 (136 performances + 23 previews that began on 15 Mar 2005). Cast: Delta Burke (as "... See more »

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Following her firing from Designing Women (1986), she was parodied in a short-lived Fox comedy show, The Edge (1992), in one skit where she was portrayed as a giant who was getting revenge on her former castmates by ripping the roof off the house, pulling them out, and biting their heads off like chickens. Despite the unflattering nature of the skit, Ms. Burke was reportedly very amused by it. See more »

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