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Black Curtains Hanging on the Sugarbaker House Tonight

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 5:31 pm - April 11, 2010.
Filed under: Hollywood Legends

Dixie Carter, rest in peace. (h/t – Instapundit)

Television and stage actress Dixie Carter died Saturday morning at the age of 70. Cause of death has not been reported at this time. Carter was best known for playing wisecracking Julia Sugarbaker for seven years on the sitcom Designing Women. She has also been on the series Family Law, Diff’rent Strokes, and Filthy Rich. In 2007 she was nominated for an Emmy for her guest turn on Desperate Housewives. Carter married Oscar-nominated actor Hal Holbrook in 1984. They have two daughters, Mary Dixie and Ginna.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)



  1. God’s Speed Dixie.

    Comment by keyboard jockey — April 11, 2010 @ 6:13 pm - April 11, 2010

  2. So sad. You forgot the show “On Our Own”. It ran in 1977-78. It was the first time I heard of Dixie Carter. She played a character called April Baxter. But of course, her greatest fame was DW. RIP, Ms. Carter.

    Comment by Jim Michaud — April 11, 2010 @ 8:11 pm - April 11, 2010

  3. That’s sad. God rest her soul.

    Comment by American Elephant — April 12, 2010 @ 2:55 am - April 12, 2010

  4. Dixie Carter was so amazing as Julia Sugarbaker. . .

    Julia does Jury Duty:

    Comment by rusty — April 12, 2010 @ 8:06 am - April 12, 2010

  5. Sad thing is when someone posted her name in a their facebook status, I thought something happened to the woman running TNA wrestling…

    Comment by Darkeyedresolve — April 12, 2010 @ 11:34 am - April 12, 2010

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