Dixie Carter Passes Away

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Dixie Carte of Designing Women and later Desperate Housewives fame, passed away Saturday morning at age 70. No further details have been released.

"This has been a terrible blow to our family," Carter's actor husband and frequent co-star, Hal Holbrook, said in a statement amid the terrible news.

"We appreciate everyone understanding this is a private family tragedy."

Dixie Carter (1939-2010).

Aside from playing Julia Sugarbaker on Designing Women opposite Delta Burke, Annie Potts and Jean Smart, Carter appeared in Family Law and Diff'rent Strokes and scored an Emmy nomination for a guest stint on Desperate Housewives.

Carter was also an accomplished singer and Broadway star, whose credits included Thoroughly Modern Millie, Pal Joey and Master Class.

She and Holbrook began dating after working together in the 1980 TV movie The Killing of Randy Webster and married four years later.


I'm from Huntingdon Tn. We loved Dixie and she will be greatly missed. RIP


What a beautiful lady. I enjoyed her on Designing Women. She'll be missed as an actress and to her family.


Aw, I am sad to hear it. I remember watching that show when I was little, she was so cool.


my sincere sympthy to dixie's family, especially her husband hal holbrook. I'm sure this is a terrible blow. She always came across as a southern lady and handled herself with grace. dixie,may GOD be with you and give you heavenly rest.


If I'm not mistaken, and I don't believe that I am, don't actors nominate themselves and their particular piece of work/scene for an Emmy?