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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.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 30, 1956
Birth place: Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Height:5' 5" (1.65 m)
Profession:Actress, , producer, author
Education:Colonial High School, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Nationality:American
Spouse:Gerald McRaney (m.1989-)
Parents:Jean, Frederik Burke
Awards:Viewers for Quality Television Award, Emmy Award, BMI Film & TV Award
Record labels:Design label: "Delta Burke Design"
Nominations:Emmy Awards in the category of the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1990 (1990), 1991)
Movies:"Bridal Fever" (2008), “Zuma Beach” (1978), “The Seekers” (1979), “Rooster” (1982), “Dangerous Child” (2001)
TV shows:"Miss Florida" (1974), "Entertainment Tonight", “Designing Women” (1986 – 1991), “Filthy Rich” (1982 – 1983), “1st & Ten” (1984 – 1988), “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (2003), “Steel Magnolias” "Women of the House" (2005), "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (2003)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Just wrapped production of the Hallmark Channel original movie Bridal Fever (2008) as "Dahlia", a romance novelist, which will air next year. [November 2007]
2Starring on Broadway in "Steel Magnolias" (Truvy - the Dolly Parton role in the movie). [March 2005]
3In 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.
4Checked herself into rehab to modify her medications for her depression and diabetes [February 12, 2008].
5Graduate of Colonial High School in Orlando, Florida.
6April 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.
7Following 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.
8Is diabetic
9Has suffered from chronic depression since her teens
10Miss Florida 1974


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Cable SeriesAny Day Now (1998)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsActress of the Year in a New SeriesDAG (2000)
1991Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesDesigning Women (1986)
1991Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actress in a Quality Comedy SeriesDesigning Women (1986)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesDesigning Women (1986)
1990Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actress in a Quality Comedy SeriesDesigning Women (1986)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actress in a Quality Comedy SeriesDesigning Women (1986)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo1980TV SeriesDiane Stone
The Chisholms1980TV Mini-SeriesBonnie Sue Chisholm
A Last Cry for Help1979TV MovieCarol
Charleston1979TV MovieStella Farrell
The Seekers1979TV Mini-SeriesElizabeth Fletcher Kent
Zuma Beach1978TV MovieTerri (uncredited)
Counter Culture2012TV MovieNonie
Drop Dead Diva2009TV SeriesTessa Wells
Bridal Fever2008TV MovieDahlia Marchand
The Wedding Bells2007TV SeriesSheila Pontell
Boston Legal2006-2007TV SeriesBella Horowitz
The Year Without a Santa Claus2006TV MovieMrs. Claus
Good Boy!2003Barbara Ann (voice)
Going for Broke2003TV MovieLaura Bancroft
Sweet Potato Queens2003TV Movie
St. Sass2002TV MovieBillie Lang
Hansel & Gretel2002Stepmother
Family Law2002TV SeriesMarcie Dell
Dangerous Child2001TV MovieSally Cambridge
Touched by an Angel1996-2001TV SeriesDiana Winslow Julia Fitzgerald
Popular1999-2001TV SeriesCherry Cherry
DAG2000-2001TV SeriesJudith Whitman
What Women Want2000Eve
Sordid Lives2000Noleta Nethercott
Any Day Now1998-1999TV SeriesTeresa O'Brien
Melanie Darrow1997TV MovieMelanie Darrow
Promised Land1996TV SeriesJulia Fitzgerald
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1996TV SeriesMyrtle Beech
Maternal Instincts1996Tracy Horton
A Promise to Carolyn1996TV MovieDebra
Women of the House1995TV SeriesSuzanne Sugarbaker
Simon & Simon: In Trouble Again1995TV MovieMrs. Heiser
Diagnosis Murder1994TV SeriesSister Michael / Maggie Donovan
The Mighty Jungle1994TV SeriesViola, the Toucan (voice)
Delta1992-1993TV SeriesDelta Bishop
Day-O1992TV MovieGrace Connors
Love and Curses... And All That Jazz1991TV MovieDesiree
Designing Women1986-1991TV SeriesSuzanne Sugarbaker
Where the Hell's That Gold?!!?1988TV MovieGermany
Simon & Simon1987TV SeriesChristy Keating
1st & Ten: The Championship1984-1987TV SeriesDiane Barrow
Hotel1986TV SeriesSherry
Temporary Insanity1985TV MovieBig Woman
A Bunny's Tale1985TV MovieMargie
Who's the Boss?1985TV SeriesDiane Wilmington
T.J. Hooker1984TV SeriesDiana Polnoi
The Love Boat1983-1984TV SeriesGloria / Andrea Sheppard / Lydia Harris
The New Mike Hammer1984TV SeriesLinda Sloane
Lottery!1984TV Series
Automan1984TV SeriesRachel Innis
Johnny Blue1983TV MovieJoanne Kruger
Remington Steele1983TV SeriesNancy Stinson Dannon
Filthy Rich1982-1983TV SeriesKathleen Beck
Gun Shy1983TV SeriesClementine
Murder Me, Murder You1983TV MoviePaula Corey
Fantasy Island1983TV SeriesGloria Ransom
The Fall Guy1982TV SeriesBryna
Rooster1982TV MovieLaura DeVega
Nero Wolfe1981TV SeriesJean Wellmann

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Melanie Darrow1997TV Movie producer
Maternal Instincts1996executive producer
Women of the House1995TV Series co-executive producer - 3 episodes
Delta1992TV Series co-executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Women of the House1995TV Series performer - 1 episode
Delta1992-1993TV Series performer - 5 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2006-2009TV SeriesHerself
The View2003-2008TV SeriesHerself
In Search of Puppy Love2007DocumentaryHerself
The 2007 Miss America Pageant2007TV MovieHerself - Judge
TV Land's Top Ten2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Mississippi Rising2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
50th Annual Drama Desk Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
TV Movie Superstars: Women You Love2004TV MovieHerself
The Designing Women Reunion2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
In Performance at the White House2001TV Special
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2001TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight Presents: The Real Designing Women2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait1999-2000TV Series documentaryHerself
The Martin Short Show1999TV SeriesHerself
ABC Mark Curry & Delta Burke Back Lot Special1994TV MovieHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHerself
Laughing Back: Comedy Takes a Stand1992TV MovieHerself
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Saturday Night Live1991TV SeriesHerself - Host / Nancy / Amanda / ...
Yellow Ribbon Party1991TV SpecialHerself
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
70th Annual Miss America Pageant1990TV SpecialHerself - Judge
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
The 1988 Annual Women in Film Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards1988TV Special documentaryHerself - Presenter
Circus of the Stars #121987TV Special documentaryHerself - Ringmaster
Dolly1987TV SeriesHerself
The Wil Shriner Show1987TV SeriesHerself
Super Password1987TV SeriesHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1987TV SeriesHerself - Panelist / Guest Appearance / Herself
Battle of the Network Stars XIII1982TV SpecialHerself - CBS Team

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
50 Most Wicked Women of Primetime2004TV Movie documentarySuzanne Sugarbaker - Designing Women
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Miss America: Beyond the Crown1994TV Movie documentaryHerself - Miss Florida 1974
Best of Saturday Night Live: Special Edition1992VideoVarious Characters

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