10 things to know about Delta Burke

Facts

Early Life

In Florida, Orlando, on July 30, 1956, Delta was born to a single mother, Jean. Further, Frederick Burke adopted her after marrying her mother.

Burke has also been a leading actress in Flims & had a supporting role in Mel Gibson's movie & What Woman Want.

Early career

In 1974, she won Miss Floride and appeared in the TV show Bozo, the Clown, filmed in Orlando, Florida.

Burke currently works as a designer and manager for New York City-based clothing company Delta Burke Design.

Designing Women

In 1986, Burke was cast as Suzanne Sugarbaker in the CBS sitcom Designing Women which Linda Bloodworth-Thomason created.

In the tabloid press, Burke's weight has been discussed. 

Burke lost 15 pounds of weight due to her career. Now Burke is at 150 pounds.

Burke also struggles with health problems like type 2 diabetes and depression at 41.

On May 28, 1989, Burke married American television actor McRaney.

After marriage, both had no children, but his husband had adult children from prior marriages.