Hollywood has lost another beloved member with the passing of actress Dixie Carter, best remembered as interior designer, Julia Sugarbaker, on the 80s CBS series, Designing Women. Carter was 70 at the time of her death.
Through much of the 70s, Carter appeared on daytime television, appearing on One Life to Live and The Edge of Night, before moving to the evening programming schedule, appearing on such shows as Out of the Blue, then Diff’rent Strokes in 1984. Two years later, she would land a starring role on Designing Women and appear on the series for the next seven years.
In the 90s, Carter appeared on Family Law, and more recently, she appeared as the unstable Gloria Hodge on the series, Desperate Housewives. Since 1984, she was married to actor Hal Holbrook.
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