Monday, April 12, 2010

Dixie Virginia Carter - May 25, 1939-April 10, 2010

Dixie Virginia Carter (May 25, 1939 – April 10, 2010) was an American film, television and stage actress, best-known for her role in the sitcom Designing Women (1986–1993). She was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Desperate Housewives in 2007.

Dixie Carter died on April 10, 2010. Her death in Houston, Texas was announced by her husband and actor, Hal Holbrook, who stated the cause as complications from endometrial cancer. In addition to Mr. Holbrook, she is survived by her daughters, Ginna Carter of Los Angeles and Mary Dixie Carter of Brooklyn; a sister Melba Helen Heath of San Anselmo, California; and several nieces and nephews. The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center (informally called "The Dixie") in Huntingdon, Tennessee is named in honor of Carter.


Mama Zen said...

She was marvelous!

ChaChaneen said...

Beautiful picture you chose of her! I lurved DW when it was on and I find reruns sometimes! I think I was the only one in my young aged circle of friend who lurved the show. Such classic story lines~!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Wasn't she, MZ?! In fact, I'm not much of a tv watcher, but loved that show and her character. :))

Isn't it, Janeen? The writers were great on that show and portrayed the characters so realistically! I think that's why so many loved that show! :))