Orlando, Florida, USA
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Delta Ramona Leah Burke (born July 30, 1956, in Orlando, Florida) is an American television and film actress. She is probably best known for her role as Suzanne Sugarbaker in the CBS sitcom Designing Women. Burke graduated from Colonial High School in Orlando, Florida in 1974, and won the senior superlative "Most Likely to Succeed." After graduation, she won the Miss Florida title for 1974. Burke was paired with Miss Georgia, Gail Nelson, in the Miss America pageant in 1974, and won a talent scholarship allowing her to attend a two-year study program at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Delta`s best-known role as Suzanne Sugarbaker in Designing Women was created by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. Before Designing Women, she spent a year on Filthy Rich in 1982 playing the wily young widow, Kathleen Beck. After that, she played female football team owner Diane Barrow on 1st & Ten. Delta has most recently been a film for the Hallmark channel, titled "Bridal Fever", which aired February 2, 2008. She currently has a recurring role on Boston Legal as a former flame of William Shatner`s character, Denny Crane.
Burke has been married to actor Gerald McRaney since May 28, 1989. They have no children together, although McRaney has adult children from his prior marriages. Burke and McRaney`s primary residence is in Los Angeles, California; they also own a house in Telluride, Colorado and one in New Orleans, Louisiana. Burke is a very successful designer and manager of the clothing company Delta Burke Design, headquartered in New York City. She and her husband are also the owners of an antique store in Collins, Mississippi.
On February 6, 2008 KTTV in Los Angeles reported that Delta Burke voluntarily checked herself into a hospital with depression due to obsessive-compulsive disorder, which causes her to act as a compulsive hoarder.
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Delta Ramona Leah Burke
Delta Ramona Leah Burke (born July 30, 1956) is an American television, stage and film actress, producer and author. From 1986 to 1991, she starred as Suzanne Sugarbaker in the CBS sitcom Designing Women, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Actress, Producer, Author, Clothing Designer
olonial High School in Orlando, Florida
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Shelter Entertainment Group (LA)
TV commercial for Liberty Medical (2006, Delta Burke Design (line of "Plus Size" clothing designs), Print ads for Liberty Medical (2007)
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