Sunday, April 11, 2010

Designing Women star Dixie Carter dead at 70

Designing Women star Dixie Carter died yesterday (April 10, 2010) at the age of 70 due to complications from endometrial cancer. She played Julia Sugarbaker in the sitcom that ran from 1986 to 1993 on CBS.

She also starred or guest-starred in a number of other series, including The Edge of Night, Diff'rent Strokes and Desperate Housewives, for which she was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2007 for playing the evil and conniving Gloria Hodge, mother of Bree's husband Orson Hodge. Dixie had been married to film and television star Hal Holbrook since 1984.

Here she is in a few scenes featuring her legendary rants on Designing Women:

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