Lunch Break Video: In celebration of Delta Burke’s 55th birthday, some classic Suzanne Sugarbaker moments
Delta Burke is one of the all-time great sitcom stars and my birthday wish for her is that someone can come up with a role for her in a show that is as great as that of the sassy Suzanne Sugarbaker on Designing Women.
What a delicious part that was – the perfect match of actress and character. I often watch the episodes on DVD and am just so in awe of Delta’s timing and delivery. She also gave beauty queen Suzanne a vulnerability that made you forgive her for the thoughtless, self-absorbed things she would say at times.
My other favorite characters of Delta’s are Cherry Cherry from the cult hit TV series Popular and Noleta Nethercott from the classic indie film Sordid Lives.
Delta has not appeared in screen since a 2009 guest spot on Drop Dead Diva. She has been very candid about her battles with depression which no doubt impacts her career at times.
Here’s hoping she’s feeling well and about to enter a productive stretch because I miss seeing her on TV. Thankfully, I’ll always have my Designing Women DVDs!
Happy birthday Delta!
Here are some great Suzanne moments: