´Designing Women´ star Dixie Carter dies at 70
Actor renowned for her grace and sophistication
Dixie Carter, sat of "Designing Women" and "Desperate Housewives" has died at the age of 70. Carter had lived with her actor husband Hal Holbrook in the Los Angeles area. She had lost her battle with endomterial cancer in Houston over the weekend.
Dixie Carter, who died from cancer over the weekend, had married fellow actor Hal Holbrook in 1984.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Los Angeles) – A native of Tennessee, Carter was usually cast as a Southern Belle. Her most famous role was as the wisecracking Julia Sugarbaker on the long-lived TV sitcom "Designing Women," that ran from 1986 to 1993. In more recent years, she was nominated for an Emmy for her stint on "Desperate Housewives" in 2007.
Other memorable TV roles included ones on "Family Law" and "Diff'rent Strokes."
Carter began her acting career in 1960 in a touring version of the musical "Carousel." Her early roles relied just as much on her singing voice than her acting ability.
Carter wed Holbrook in 1984 after a lengthy courtship. Both had come from broken marriages and were reportedly cautious to try wedlock again.
Both Holbrook and Carter appeared together in her final film, "That Evening Sun" in 2009. Holbrook released a written statement to the press, saying "This has been a terrible blow to our family. We would appreciate everyone understanding that this is a private family tragedy."
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