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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Designing Women Cast List
Bewitched, Designing Women, Small Wonder
Alice Margaret Ghostley (August 14, 1923 – September 21, 2007) was an American actress and singer. She was best known for her roles as the bungling insecure Esmeralda (1969–70; 1972) on ...more
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Annie Potts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Designing Women Cast List
Designing Women, GCB, Love & War
Anne Hampton Potts (born October 28, 1952) is an American actress. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Corvette Summer (1978) and won a Genie Award for Heartaches (1981), before ...more
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Delta Burke is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Designing Women Cast List
Delta Burke Designing Women, Filthy Rich, Women of the House
Delta Ramona Leah Burke (born July 30, 1956) is an American actress, producer and author. From 1986 to 1991, she starred as Suzanne Sugarbaker in the CBS sitcom Designing Women, for which she ...more
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Dixie Carter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Designing Women Cast List
Diff'rent Strokes, Designing Women, The Edge of Night
Dixie Virginia Carter (May 25, 1939 – April 10, 2010) was an American film, television and stage actress and singer. She starred as Julia Sugarbaker on the sitcom Designing Women (1986–93), and ...more
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Douglas Barr is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Designing Women Cast List
Designing Women, The Fall Guy, The Wizard
Douglas Barr (born May 1, 1949), also credited as Doug Barr, is an American actor, writer, and director. He has starred in movies and on television. Barr was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His big ...more
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Jan Hooks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Designing Women Cast List
Designing Women, Frosty Returns, Not Necessarily the News
Janet Vivian Hooks (April 23, 1957 – October 9, 2014) was an American actress and comedian, best known for her work on Saturday Night Live, where she was a repertory player from 1986 to 1991, ...more
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George Newbern is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Designing Women Cast List
Justice League Unlimited, Justice League, The Pirates of Dark Water
George Young Newbern (born December 30, 1964) is an American actor and voice actor, best known for his roles as Det. Robert McKay in Poochinski, Charlie in ABC show Scandal and Bryan MacKenzie ...more
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Jean Smart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Designing Women Cast List
24, Fargo, Designing Women
Jean Elizabeth Smart (born September 13, 1951) is an American actress. After beginning her career in regional theater in the Pacific Northwest, she appeared on Broadway in 1981, as Marlene ...more
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Judith Ivey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Designing Women Cast List
The Critic, Designing Women, Rose Red
Judith Lee Ivey (born September 4, 1951) is an American actress and theatre director. She received two Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performances in Steaming (1981) and ...more
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Hal Holbrook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Designing Women Cast List
The Event, North and South, Evening Shade
Harold Rowe Holbrook Jr. (born February 17, 1925) is an American actor, television director and writer. He first received critical acclaim in 1954 for a one-man stage show he developed, Mark ...more
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Julia Duffy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Designing Women Cast List
Newhart, Designing Women, The Doctors
Julia Duffy (born Julia Margaret Hinds; June 27, 1951) is an American actress best known for playing Stephanie Vanderkellen on the sitcom Newhart (1983–90). For this role, she received seven ...more
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Meshach Taylor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Designing Women Cast List
Designing Women, Buffalo Bill, Dave's World
Meshach Taylor (April 11, 1947 – June 28, 2014) was an American actor. He was Emmy-nominated for his role as Anthony Bouvier on the CBS sitcom Designing Women (1986–93). He was also known for ...more
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Priscilla Weems is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Designing Women Cast List
Designing Women, Five Mile Creek
Priscilla Weems (born January 18, 1972) is an American-born actress and singer. Weems started acting at an early age, and was on the first two seasons of Five Mile Creek. Later, she had a ...more
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Richard Gilliland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Designing Women Cast List
Designing Women, McMillan & Wife, Heartland (1989)
Richard Gilliland (born January 23, 1950) is an American television and movie actor.
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Sheryl Lee Ralph is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Designing Women Cast List
Designing Women, Moesha, It's a Living
Sheryl Lee Ralph (born December 30, 1956) is an American actress, singer, author, and activist. She made her screen debut in the 1977 comedy film A Piece of the Action, before landing her ...more
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Brian Lando is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Designing Women Cast List
Brian Lando Designing Women, Paradise
Brian Lando is an actor and television producer.
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Olivia Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Designing Women Cast List
Miami Vice
Olivia Margarette Brown (born April 10, 1960) is an American actress.
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Peri Gilpin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Designing Women Cast List
Frasier, Justice League, Hot in Cleveland
Peri Gilpin (born Peri Kay Oldham; May 27, 1961) is an American actress. She portrayed Roz Doyle in the U.S. television series Frasier, and Kim Keeler in the ABC Family television drama Make It ...more
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Scott Bakula is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Designing Women Cast List
Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise, NCIS: New Orleans
Scott Stewart Bakula (; born October 9, 1954) is an American actor, singer and director. His primary lead roles were in two science-fiction television series: as Sam Beckett on Quantum Leap, and ...more