And now for the answers. Scroll down!
* * Here's a really weird thing that was COMPLETELY unintentional. As I was running through the answers, I noticed that most of the actors share some sort of connection, right down to the order in which I listed them (which, apart from alternating male & female, was totally random.)
Leslie Jordan was a guest star in a 1989 episode of Newhart. Julia Duffy, of Newhart, took over for Delta Burke on Designing Women. Burke is the wife of Gerald McRaney. McRaney did a second Barnaby Jones, which also featured Loni Anderson. Anderson was married to Burt Reynolds, who starred in Hawk when Billy Dee Williams appeared on it. I cannot readily connect Williams to Kathy Bates, but Bates, of course, worked with Leslie Jordan in AHS. Strange how coincidental things can be.