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Dixie Carter Passes Away at 70

Posted by tvtime101 on April 11, 2010

Dixie Carter, best known as the outspoken Julia Sugarbaker on Designing Women, has died, has confirmed. She was 70.

Her publicist, Steve Rohr, said Carter died Saturday morning. He would not disclose her cause of death.

See photos of Dixie Carter

“This has been a terrible blow to our family,” her husband, Hal Holbrook, said in a written statement. “We would appreciate everyone understanding that this is a private family tragedy.”

Designing Women ran on CBS from 1986 to 1993.

Carter starred on the drama Family Law from 1999 to 2002.  However, she is more known to the younger generation as Gloria Hodge, Orson’s out there Mother (appeared in several episodes) of Desperate Housewives in 2007, for which she earned an Emmy nomination. She is also well-known for her work on Broadway.

Our condolences go out to her family and loved ones.  She made us laugh, cry and cringe in our seat with the diversity of the roles she played through out her career.  It is sad that comedy/drama and theater are now without this talented actress.   Rest in Peace Dixie Carter.

Dixie Carter’s resume can be found here, thanks to


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