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Dixie Carter Died at the Age of 70

April 12, 2010 02:25:09 GMT

On Saturday, April 10, actress Dixie Carter passed away at the age of 70 but the cause of the death has not yet been released.


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Actress Dixie Carter has died at the age of 70. Carter, best known for her role in hit sitcom "Designing Women", passed away on Saturday, April 10. Her cause of death has not yet been released. Her husband, actor Hal Holbrook, says in a statement, "This has been a terrible blow to our family. We would appreciate everyone understanding that this is a private family tragedy."

Carter began her small-screen career in 1974 when she was offered a role on U.S. soap opera "One Life to Live", and later appeared in series such as "Family Law" and "Diff'rent Strokes" before playing her most famous role as Julia Sugarbaker on "Designing Women".

In 2007, she received an Emmy nomination for her guest run on "Desperate Housewives", playing Marcia Cross' onscreen mother-in-law. She met her partner Holbrook after the pair worked together on 1980 TV movie the "The Killing of Randy Webster", and they married in 1984. Holbrook appeared alongside Carter in her final acting project, "That Evening Sun", in 2009. The star is survived by Holbrook and two daughters, Mary Dixie and Ginna.


 



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posted by Octoberwind on Oct 26, 2010
Ms. Carter was a truly amazing actress and it doesn't seem real that she is gone!!, she was so youthful acting on designing women that I was like WHAT?!? no way! I never met her in real life, but it's just like losing a friend. THANK YOU DIXIE for brightning our lives with your gifts, your legacy will live on for ever in TV land.
posted by JMB on Apr 16, 2010
I want to know why Meshach Taylor and Delta Burke has not made any comments about Dixie Carter's death or attend the funeral. This really upsets me.

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