July 30, 2010

le fete de l’imagination: delta burke

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This has been an important week for birthdays in the way of special ladies, today being the queen belle herself, Delta Burke. From her childhood in Florida to her beauty pageant days and then as that vixen Suzanne Sugarbaker, Delta remains one of those strong southern women who keeps bouncing back no matter what life throws at her.

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I loved to see her sashay around on Designing Women…always dressed to the nines, make-up and hair impeccable. My favorite episodes were when her real-life husband Gerald McRaney made appearances. Their on-screen chemistry was so sweet to see.

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What about the Plaza Hotel’s Grand Ballroom for an elegantly opulent shindig? You’re all invited! I think Ms. Burke will like it…nothing less than the best for her!

Happy Birthday Delta! Hope it’s a truly wonderful one! And when are we going to be graced with your presence again on television? Your loyal fans miss you lady! Nobody else wears a crown quite like you!

11 comments:

  1. Yes, she is the epitome of the Southern Belle, in my eyes. I loved Designing Women, and I miss watching the reruns in the late afternoons. Her and Rue McClanahan on the Golden Girls - but Betty White was my favorite on that show.Being from SW OH, I'm more of a midwestern gal by nature, tho I love living in KY. Take care now.

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  2. I can't remember the last time I heard the name Delta Burke but thanks for refreshing my memory. I too was a big fan of designing women .... a smart show.

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  3. I was in total awe of her on Designing Women. Happy Birthday Ms. Burke and happy weekend to you!

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  4. I always loved watching her on Designing Women. Such a personality.

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  5. Designing Women and Golden Girls were such amazing shows. Sort of like the less nekkid version of Sex and the City.

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  6. Oh, gosh. She just got better and better on DW. Some of my favorite scenes were the ones with Anthony.

    And this was a good one, too (When Julia gets her head stuck in the staircase).

    "You know, I'm sorry, but I don't think we like your tone of voice. Who do think you're talking to? For your information, we are the Sugarbaker sisters of Atlanta. We had people living here loonnng before it burned. Our great great grandfather was Robert E Lee's roommate in college. Our other grandfather helped write the Georgia constitution. I, myself, have stood in the rose garden with Jimmy Carter. So, even if we do, on this particular day, happen to have our head temporarily stuck in a fence, we are not going to take any crap off some 2-bit low level bureaucratic usherette."

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  7. Oh, Tyla - you make laugh! I can just hear the voices of the women on that show. Thanks for the belly tickle on a Saturday evening in KY. take care.

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  8. Always love to see a little Delta!

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  10. Designing Women is my all time favorite! And Suzanne Sugarbaker was the best! I really loved her relation ship with Athony!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6uQX8e5buk

    I watch this every once in a while....

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  11. O I love Delta. She's such a classy Southern lady. An inspiration to us all.

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Lay it on me y'all!