Designing Women star Dixie Carter has died at the age of 70. Carter’s role as Julia Sugarbaker on Designing Women made her a much beloved andÂ iconic figure in the world of entertainment. She also appeared in such hit television shows as Diff’rent Strokes, Family Law and Filthy Rich. Carter was nominated for an Emmy award for her guest-starring role as Gloria Hodge onÂ Desperate Housewives.
In addition to her various television roles, Dixie Carter also starred in several Broadway musicals and plays, most recently as diva Maria Callas in Terrence McNally‘s Master Class.Â Her last film role wasÂ in the 2009 movieÂ That Evening Sun with her husband, Hal Holbrook. The film won the Audience Award for Narrative Feature and a special Jury Prize for Ensemble Cast at the South by Soutwest film festival.
Dixie Carter is survived byÂ her husband ofÂ and two daughters, Mary DixieÂ and Ginna. “This has been a terrible blow to our family,” Holbrook told Entertainment Tonight. “We would appreciate everyone understanding this is a private family tragedy. Thank you.”
We’ll miss you Dixie.