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Designing Women Cast List

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Designing Women cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the Designing Women main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these Designing Women stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from Designing Women focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on Designing Women that are on here as well.

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    Alice Ghostley

    Bewitched, Designing Women
    Alice Margaret Ghostley (August 14, 1923 – September 21, 2007) was an American actress and...  more
  • 2

    Annie Potts

    Designing Women, GCB
    Anne Hampton Potts (born October 28, 1952) is an American actress. She was nominated for a...  more
  • 3

    Delta Burke

    Designing Women, Filthy Rich
    Delta Ramona Leah Burke (born July 30, 1956) is an American actress, producer and author. From...  more
  • 4

    Dixie Carter

    Diff'rent Strokes, Designing Women
    Dixie Virginia Carter (May 25, 1939 – April 10, 2010) was an American film, television and...  more
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    Douglas Barr

    Designing Women, The Fall Guy
    Douglas Barr (born May 1, 1949), also credited as Doug Barr, is an American actor, writer, and...  more
  • 6

    Jan Hooks

    Designing Women, Frosty Returns
    Janet Vivian Hooks (April 23, 1957 – October 9, 2014) was an American actress and comedian,...  more
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    George Newbern

    Justice League Unlimited, Justice League
    George Young Newbern (born December 30, 1964) is an American actor and voice actor, best known...  more
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    Jean Smart

    24, Fargo
    Jean Elizabeth Smart (born September 13, 1951) is an American actress. After beginning her...  more
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    Judith Ivey

    The Critic, Designing Women
    Judith Lee Ivey (born September 4, 1951) is an American actress and theatre director. She...  more
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    Hal Holbrook

    The Event, North and South
    Harold Rowe Holbrook Jr. (February 17, 1925 – January 23, 2021) was an American actor,...  more
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    Julia Duffy

    Newhart, Designing Women
    Julia Duffy (born Julia Margaret Hinds; June 27, 1951) is an American actress best known for...  more
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    Meshach Taylor

    Designing Women, Buffalo Bill
    Meshach Taylor (April 11, 1947 – June 28, 2014) was an American actor. He was Emmy-nominated...  more
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    Priscilla Weems

    Designing Women, Five Mile Creek
    Priscilla Weems (born January 18, 1972) is an American-born actress and singer. Weems started...  more
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    Richard Gilliland

    Designing Women, McMillan & Wife
    Richard Gilliland (born January 23, 1950) is an American television and movie actor....  more
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    Sheryl Lee Ralph

    Designing Women, Moesha
    Sheryl Lee Ralph (born December 30, 1956) is an American actress, singer, author, and...  more
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    Brian Lando

    Designing Women, Paradise
    Brian Lando is an actor and television producer....
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    Olivia Brown

    Miami Vice
    Olivia Margarette Brown (born April 10, 1960) is an American actress....  more
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    Peri Gilpin

    Frasier, Justice League
    Peri Gilpin (born Peri Kay Oldham; May 27, 1961) is an American actress. She portrayed Roz...  more
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    Scott Bakula

    Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise
    Scott Stewart Bakula (; born October 9, 1954) is an American actor, singer and director. His...  more