Delta Burke

Delta Burke is a famous American author, comedian, television producer, and film actress. She is known worldwide known for her role as Suzanne Sugarbaker in Designing Women. The actress grew up in Orlando, Florida. During her teenage years, she participated in several beauty pageants. In 1974, Burke made her television debut in Television Show Bozo the Clown as Miss Florida.

The actress won Miss Florida and became the youngest pageant title-holder. The breakthrough role of Burke was in Filthy Rich. The film actress received a nomination for two Emmy Awards.

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Biography and Early Life

The actress was born in Orlando, Florida, United States, on 30 July 1956 to Jean. She was born to a single mother, but later, Jean married Frederick Burke, and he became his stepfather. The actress also had two siblings, brother Jonathan and Sister Jennifer.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Delta Burke in 2021 and what is her height and weight? Well, Delta Burke’s age is 65 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 30 July 1956. Though, she is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 166 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 150 lbs in Pound and 68kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Blue and hair color is Black.


She attended Colonial High School for her schooling. In her high school days, she won senior superlative most Likely to Succeed. Before completing her high school education, she won Miss Flame Pageant, organized by Orlando Fire Department. After that, she did not stop and won State Miss Flame. During her final years, she participated in Miss Florida Pageant and won the title.

After winning the title, the actress starts getting several opportunities. Delta received scholarships from Miss America Organization. She used her scholarship to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Delta discovered her acting talent during LAMDA days.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

On May 28, 1989, the actress married Gerald McRaney. They did not have any children, but Gerald has children from his previous marriage. The couple lives in residence located in Los Angeles, California. The couple also has a house in Telluride, Colorado and New Orleans, Louisiana. The actress is diagnosed with type-2 diabetes.

Delta is a big supporter of gay rights. She often worked with gay writer Del Shores on several occasions. The actress also suffered from compulsive hoarding syndrome.

Is Delta Burke Lesbian?

Delta Burke is not a gay/lesbian, but she always raised voice for their rights. Her sister Jennifer is a lesbian.

Professional Career

In 1974, the actress received an invitation from Bozo the Clown show because she won the Miss Florida pageant. During her early career, she worked as an assistant for magician Herbert L Becker for 6 months. In 1978, Delta appeared in Zuma Beach in a small uncredited role. The next project of the actress was the miniseries The Seekers, which was her television debut. She did a supporting role in the miniseries The Chisholms.

Delta worked in guest appeared in series named The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, Nero Wolfe and The Fall Guy. In 1982, after lots of struggles, Burke managed to get a role in Kathleen Back in Filthy Rich. It became a commercial success series, and the actress worked in 15 episodes of the show. In 1983, she did a supporting role in the TV Film Murder Me, Murder You. In the same years, she worked on three episodes of The Love Boat.

The actress appeared in the television series Automan and Mike Hammer as a guest. The legendary comedian worked in Diane Barrow. In 1986, she did the lead role in the sitcom Designing Women. The producer received success through the role of Suzanne Sugarbaker. The actress got involved in a behind-the-scene controversy, and she got removed from the last two seasons of the show.

Delta became a famous name in every household of the United States. After few years, the actress received the lead role in the series Delta. The show did become successful and got cancelled after one season. In 1995, she solved her issue with the production house and reprised Suzanne’s role in Women of the House, but again, due to poor rating, the show got canceled.

During the 2000s, she appeared less on screen. Delta worked in TV movies named Dangerous Child, Bridal Fever and The Year without a Santa Claus. In 2008, she worked in Bridal Fever, aired on Hallmark Channel.


The actress received nomination 6 nominations in her career and managed to won only one award. Delta won the Online Film and Television Association in 1998 for her performance in Any Day Now.  She was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards in 1991 and 1990.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Delta Burke in 2021

As of 2021, The estimated net worth of Delta Burke is $10 million. The actress invested $800,000 for a home located in Studio City, California, worth now $3 million. Apart from acting, she is the owner, manager and designer of the firm Delta Burke Design. The company headquarters was situated in New York City. She and her husband is the owner of the antique store located in Collins Mississippi.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Delta Burke is a legendary actress knows for her acting skills in the television and film industry.  Since her teens, she’s suffering from chronic depression but still managed to make a name with her hard work and dedication.


Facts of Delta Ramona Leah Burke

  • Gender Female
  • full nameDelta Ramona Leah Burke
  • birthplaceOrlando, Florida, United States
  • Date of Birth July 30, 1956
  • Age 67 years 11 months
  • Horoscope Leo
  • Lucky Number 4
  • Lucky Stone Ruby
  • Lucky Color Gold
  • Best Match for Marriage Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionNA
  • net worth$10 million
  • professionComedian, Television Producer, Author, Film Producer, and Film Actor
  • weightIn Kilograms – 68 Kg, In Pounds – 150 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 166 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorBlue
  • high schoolColonial High School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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