Saturday, April 10, 2010

RIP Dixie Carter

Dixie Carter, the star of such TV sitcoms as “Designing Women” and “Diff’rent Strokes” has died. She was 70 years old.

Carter was known for playing feisty characters with Southern charm, and had a long career as a star on stage and on television.

Born in McLemoresville, Tenn., in 1939, Carter appeared in such TV shows as “Out of the Blue” (1979) and “Diff’rent Strokes” (1984-1985) but her breakthrough role was that of interior designer Julia Sugarbaker on the comedy “Designing Women” (1986-1993). In recent years, she appeared on “Desperate Housewives,” and earned an Emmy nomination for her role.

Carter was married to actor Hal Holbrook. She appeared with him in the 2009 movie “That Evening Sun.”

CARTER, Dixie Virginia
Born: 5/25/1939, McLemoresville, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Died: 4/10/2010, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

Dixi Carter's westerns - actress:
Bret Maverick (TV) - 1982 (Hallie McCulloch)
Best of the West (TV) -1 1982 (Mae Markham)
Gambler V: Playing for Keeps (TV) - 1994 (Lillie Langtry)

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