Dixie Carter

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Actress, Television Actress(1939–2010)
Dixie Carter was an actress who most TV viewers remember from the hit series Designing Women.

Synopsis

Dixie Carter was perhaps best known for her role on the sitcom Designing Women. Carter played Julia Sugarbaker, a brash, educated Southern woman who refused to suffer fools. Carter starred on the popular show from its inception in 1986 until its conclusion in 1993. Carter later had a recurring role on Desperate Housewives, which earned her an Emmy nomination in 2007.

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Acting Career

Actress Dixie Virginia Carter was born on May 25, 1939, in McLemoresville, Tennessee. Carter began her stage career in a Memphis, Tennessee, production of Carousel in 1960. She made a foray into TV more than eight years later, making appearances on shows such as One Life to Live and Diff'rent Strokes.

Carter is perhaps best known for her role on the sitcom Designing Women, which chronicled the lives of four Southern women who worked in an interior design firm in the South. Carter played Julia Sugarbaker, a brash, educated Southern woman who refused to suffer fools. Carter starred on the popular show from its inception in 1986 until its conclusion in 1993.

Carter continued to make appearances on television for the next two decades, including a guest spot on Law & Order: SVU in 2004, and a recurring role on Desperate Housewives, which earned her an Emmy nomination in 2007.

Death

Carter died April 10, 2010, at the age of 70, in Houston, Texas, after a long battle with endometrial cancer. She is survived by husband Hal Holbrook; daughters Ginna and Mary Dixie Carter; and sister Melba Helen Heath.

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