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Delta Burke


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
(1986-1991)
What Women Want
(2000)
Any Day Now
Any Day Now Teresa O'Brien
(1998-1999)
Sordid Lives
Sordid Lives Noleta Nethercott
(2000)

Filmography

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 2012 Counter Culture (TV Movie)
Nonie
 2009 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Tessa Wells
- Make Me a Match (2009) ... 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
 2006-2007 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Bella Horowitz
- Dumping Bella (2007) ... Bella Horowitz
- The Nutcrackers (2006) ... Bella Horowitz
- On the Ledge (2006) ... Bella Horowitz
- Lincoln (2006) ... Bella Horowitz
- Trick or Treat (2006) ... Bella Horowitz
 2006 The Year Without a Santa Claus (TV Movie)
Mrs. Claus
 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 Hansel & Gretel
Stepmother
 2002 Family Law (TV Series)
Marcie Dell
- Ties That Bind (2002) ... Marcie Dell
 2001 Dangerous Child (TV Movie)
Sally Cambridge
 1996-2001 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Diana Winslow / Julia Fitzgerald
- Shallow Water: Part 2 (2001) ... Diana Winslow
- Shallow Water: Part 1 (2001) ... Diana Winslow
- The Homecoming: Part 1 (1996) ... Julia Fitzgerald
 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
 2000-2001 DAG (TV Series)
Judith Whitman
- The Triangle Report (2001) ... Judith Whitman
- Mr. Daggett Goes to Washington (2001) ... Judith Whitman
- Going Places (2001) ... Judith Whitman
- Smoke (2001) ... Judith Whitman
- Basketball Jones (2001) ... Judith Whitman
 2000 What Women Want
Eve
 2000 Sordid Lives
Noleta Nethercott
 1998-1999 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Teresa O'Brien
- Music from My Life (1999) ... Teresa O'Brien
- I Feel Awful (1998) ... Teresa O'Brien
 1997 Melanie Darrow (TV Movie)
Melanie Darrow
 1996 Promised Land (TV Series)
Julia Fitzgerald
- The Homecoming: Part 2 (1996) ... Julia Fitzgerald
 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)
Debra
 1995 Women of the House (TV Series)
Suzanne Sugarbaker
- Women in Film (1995) ... Suzanne Sugarbaker
- The Conjugal Cottage (1995) ... Suzanne Sugarbaker
- North to Alaska (1995) ... Suzanne Sugarbaker
- Dear Diary (1995) ... Suzanne Sugarbaker
- Veda (1995) ... Suzanne Sugarbaker
 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)
 1992-1993 Delta (TV Series)
Delta Bishop
- Delta's Little Dilemma (1993) ... Delta Bishop
- Roadtrip (1993) ... Delta Bishop
- Red Hot Mama (1993) ... Delta Bishop
- Amateur Night (1993) ... Delta Bishop
- Mom Comes to Town (1993) ... Delta Bishop
 1992 Day-O (TV Movie)
Grace Connors
 1991 Love and Curses... And All That Jazz (TV Movie)
Desiree
 1986-1991 Designing Women (TV Series)
Suzanne Sugarbaker
- The Pride of Sugarbakers (1991) ... Suzanne Sugarbaker
- Fore! (1991) ... Suzanne Sugarbaker
- Friends and Husbands (1991) ... Suzanne Sugarbaker
- The Big Circle (1991) ... Suzanne Sugarbaker
- I'll See You in Court (1991) ... Suzanne Sugarbaker
 1988 Where the Hell's That Gold?!!? (TV Movie)
Germany
 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)
Sherry
- Restless Nights (1986) ... Sherry
 1985 Temporary Insanity (TV Movie)
Big Woman
 1985 A Bunny's Tale (TV Movie)
Margie
 1985 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Diane Wilmington
- Paint Your Wagon (1985) ... Diane Wilmington
 1984 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Diana Polnoi
- Grand Theft Auto (1984) ... Diana Polnoi
 1983-1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Gloria / Andrea Sheppard / Lydia Harris
 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
 1982-1983 Filthy Rich (TV Series)
Kathleen Beck
- The First Heir (1983) ... Kathleen Beck
- The Blue and the Gray for the Green (1983) ... Kathleen Beck
- The Treasure of Toad Hall (1983) ... Kathleen Beck
- A Beck Goes Back (1983) ... Kathleen Beck
 1983 Gun Shy (TV Series)
Clementine
- 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)
Carol
 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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: Played Truvy in "Steel Magnolias" play by Robert Harling (Lyceum Theatre, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

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5' 5" (1.65 m)
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April 2003 - While on the set of a new tv pilot, "Sweet Potato Queens", that was not picked up any network for the Fall 2003 season, some of her jewelry including her wedding and engagemant rings were stolen. The stolen jewelry was valued at approximately $74,000. The rings were inscribed with the word "always" and the date of her wedding. No clue to the thief and the LAPD told her that the ... See more »

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