April 10th, 2010
11:16 PM ET

'Designing Women' star Dixie Carter is dead at age 70

Actress Dixie Carter, best known for her role as Julia Sugarbaker on the TV show "Designing Women," has died, her agent said Saturday.  She was 70.

Carter was married to fellow actor Hal Holbrook.

"This has been a terrible blow to our family," Holbrook told Entertainment Tonight. "We would appreciate everyone understanding that this is a private family tragedy."

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  1. hairho

    There's a Dixie in heaven tonight

    April 11, 2010 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. Lynette

    I loved her on designing women she was always the level headed one out of the bunch.

    April 11, 2010 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cathy

    I am soooo sorry, my thoughts and prayers are with ur family at this sad time

    April 11, 2010 at 3:04 am | Report abuse |
  4. Wanda

    Your family has my deepest sympathy. God bless you all. My prayers are with you.

    April 11, 2010 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. Martha Castro

    My sincerest and deepest sympathy.

    April 11, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  6. Lori Abramson

    The world has lost a great, gentile, southern belle. She will be missed but never forgotten.

    April 11, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. mcg61053

    My heart dropped when I read the news on CNN tonight. The loss of Dixie Carter, to me, is the loss of a part of my childhood (and I am only 25). Most mornings before school I would sit down with a bowl of cereal or some fresh corn muffins and watch Designing Women on the little tiny white TV that sat in the kitchen with my mom.

    She helped teach me things such as love for my siblings, respect and admiration of the powerful women in my life (future and present), and to be proud of who I am regardless of what the world would have me think. She brought my mother and I closer together.

    Most importantly, she also taught me that it is not only imperative to stand up to injustice, but it is crucial how you stand up to it. She epitomizes what I love about the women in my life – their strength, poise, intelligence, passion, and kindness.

    For all that she has done for me I am grateful and I mourn the loss we suffered.

    My most sincere condolences to her family and friends,

    April 11, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sunny Stewart

    She was a wonderful wonderful acress and a terrific woman...She is missed

    April 11, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Diane

    I was so sad to hear the news of Dixie Carter's passing. I absolutely adored her on Designing Women. That show had such an amazing cast. No one out shinned anyone else. But, no one could put you in your place better than Julia Sugarbaker. She always told it like it was. My prayers go out to her family. May God give them strength and comfort during this difficult time.

    April 12, 2010 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  10. LadyLeezaG89

    I loved dixie carter! she was always such a lady, I looked up to her when I was younger (I am 20 now) I cried when I saw the online notice of her death, I truly felt piece of me drift away, *sighs* May she rest in peace, heaven has another angel and she is a beautiful one...

    ~* RIP *~

    April 14, 2010 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
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