Saturday, April 10, 2010

Dixie Carter Dies at 70

(from the Associated Press)

Designing Women actress Dixie Carter (pictured, in red, with Designing Women cast), who used her charm and stately beauty in a host of roles on Broadway and television, died Saturday. She was 70.

Publicist Steve Rohr, who represents Carter and her husband, actor Hal Holbrook, said Carter died Saturday morning.

UPDATE: Her publicist says she died of complications from endometrial cancer, which affects the uterus

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

A native of Tennessee, Carter was most famous for playing quick-witted Southerner Julia Sugarbaker for seven years on Designing Women, the CBS sitcom that ran from 1986 to 1993.

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