Jan 23, 2016
On December 11, 1989, Designing Women aired the episode that finally spoke to actress Delta Burke’s increasing weight gain. It’s entitled They Shoot Fat Women, Don’t They? and came about after months and months of tabloid fodder. This installment examines that episode in depth.
Behind the pageant queen profile is a trained actress. Burke studied acting in London and had appeared in guest roles on a host of series in the 70s and early 80s. In a sense, Suzanne Sugarbaker wasn’t that far removed from Delta Burke.