Designing Women’ Dixie Carter Dies At Age 70April 13th, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dixie Carter, most known for her role as the sassy southern belle, Julia Sugarbaker on ‘Designing Women’ passed away on Saturday, April 10 at the age of 70. Julia’s southern charm won her many roles during her career, which started with such shows as “The Edge of Night.” She worked right up until last year.
In a statement which was issued on Saturday morning by publicist Steve Rohr, who represents both Caret and her husband, actor Hal Holbrook, he confirmed her death, but declined to reveal the cause or place of death. A written statement which was released by Hal Hobrook simply stated, “This has been a terrible blow to our family, we would appreciate everyone understanding that this is a private family tragedy.”
In reports which were released this morning, it was revealed that Dixie Carter died after a long battle with endometrial cancer. She was in Houston undergoing treatment, although she had lived in the Los Angeles area with her husband.
Dixie was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2007 for her guest appearances in the seven episode stint on “ABC’s” “Desperate Housewives.” She also appeared in such shows as “Family Law” and “Different Strokes.” She and Hal Holbrook were married in 1984. They met in 1982 while filming the television movie, “The Killing of Randy Webster,” and married before Dixie began her role as Julia Sugarbaker on “Designing Women.” He appeared on the show often as Julia’s boyfriend, Reese Watson. The two also appeared together in her final project, “That Evening Sun,” which was an independent film based on a short story by Southern Novelist William Gay, and filmed in Tennessee last year.
In addition to her husband, Hal Holbrook, Dixie was survived by her daughters Mary Dixie and Ginna. Our prayers go out to the family. We are sorry for your loss, Dixie’s sassy southern charm will be very missed.
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