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Happy Birthday to Delta Burke!

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The one-time Miss Georgia who went on to play fictional beauty queen Suzanne Sugarbaker on Designing Women turns 54 today.

Her other signature roles include Noleta Nethercott in the original Sordid Lives movie and Mary Cherry on Popular.

Delta has had battles with weight and depression over the years but, just like her Broadway character of Truvvy in Steel Magnolias, she has survived. After dropping out of Sordid Lives: The Series because of depression, Delta returned to the spotlight last year with a guest spot on Drop Dead Diva.

She’s one of my all-time faves and I wish her the very best on her birthday and always!

UPDATE: I just saw Delta’s hubby Gerald McRaney at the TV Critics Assn. event for his new show Undercovers and he says he and Delta are going to celebrate her birthday today “quietly at home.”

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  1. Delta Burke is a former Miss Florida, not Miss Georgia. Miss Georgia world was her fictional title on Designing Women. I believe she was Miss Florida 1974.

  2. ….and you would be 100% correct, Sarah.

  3. Read about DELTA BURKE appearing on my TV show, “Central Florida Spotlight” in 1980 when she came back to Orlando to visit her mother for the holidays at http://www.florida-backroads-travel.com/delta-burke-orlandos-local-girl-makes-good-story.html I took her out to dinner and afterwards, brought her home to meet my parents. Later that night, I took Delta to the infamous “Parliament House” – Orlando’s gay mecca and the gay crowd fell in love with her! I am proud to have played a part in making DELTA BURKE a gay icon!

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