Delta Ramona Leah Burke was born on the 30th July 1956, in Orlando , Florida USA, and is an actress who rose to fame starring in the sitcom “Designing Women” (1986 – 1991) aired on CBS. For the role of Suzanne Sugarbaker landed in the above mentioned series, Burke was nominated for two Emmy Awards in the category of the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Delta Burke has been active in the entertainment industry since 1974.
How much is the net worth of Delta Burke? It has been estimated that the overall size of her wealth is equal to $3 million, as of the data presented in mid-2016.
Delta Burke Net Worth $3 Million
To begin with, Delta Burke was born to a single mother Jean, who then married real estate agent Frederik Burke, so Delta was adopted. In 1974, she graduated from the Colonial High School, but had been modelling since 1972. She not only won the local beauty contest of the fire brigade of Orlando as Miss Flam but was then honoured as the youngest winner of the title of Miss Florida in 1974. As a result, she received a scholarship to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, from where she graduated after 2 years.
In 1978, she debuted as an actress in the film “Zuma Beach”. After landing several small roles she accepted the offer of the main role in the mini series “The Seekers” (1979) based on the novel of the same name written by John Jakes. In 1982, Delta appeared in the main cast of the television film “Rooster” directed by Russ Mayberry, then starred alongside Dixie Carter, Michael Lombard and Jerry Hardin in the sitcom “Filthy Rich” (1982 – 1983) created by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. Subsequently Burke had the lead role in the series “1st & Ten” (1984 – 1988) aired on HBO.
The actress rose to prominence starring in the sitcom depicting the work of interior designing firm “Designing Women” (1986 – 1991) which won a number of awards including Viewers for Quality Television Award, Emmy Award, BMI Film & TV Award and other. It is worth mentioning the fact that the series gained extremely high viewer ratings, for example more than 16 million people weekly watched the series during the 6th season. Later, she starred in the sitcom “Delta” (1992 – 1993) created by Miriam Trogdon, the television film “Dangerous Child” (2001) directed by Graeme Campbell, and Broadway plays “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (2003) and “Steel Magnolias” (2005).
Furthermore, Burke is also a designer and founder of her own fashion label Delta Burke Design, and in addition, she owns an antique shop with her husband Gerald McRaney in Collins, Mississippi, on both of which she has concentrated in recent years.
Finally, in the personal life of the actress, Delta Burke has been married to the actor Gerald McRaney since 1989; they have no children together, but McRaney has children from his previous relationship. The couple has residences and spend time together in Los Angeles, Telluride (Colorado) and New Orleans. She is a supporter of gay rights.
Just wrapped production of the Hallmark Channel original movie Bridal Fever (2008) as "Dahlia", a romance novelist, which will air next year. [November 2007]
Starring on Broadway in "Steel Magnolias" (Truvy - the Dolly Parton role in the movie). [March 2005]
In 1981, Delta Burke won the role of Katherine Wentworth on Dallas (1978) and was offered a recurring part on Private Benjamin (1981), but she had a holding option on her contract for the yet-to-be-picked-up series Filthy Rich (1982) and was forced to turn both parts down. The role of Katherine Wentworth ultimately went to Morgan Brittany.
Checked herself into rehab to modify her medications for her depression and diabetes [February 12, 2008].
Graduate of Colonial High School in Orlando, Florida.
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 common thing is to steal the diamonds and throw away the bands, so little hope of recovery was offered.
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.
Has suffered from chronic depression since her teens