Dixie Virginia Carter was a film, television, and stage actress from America. She was born on May 25, 1939, in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
She appeared in the sitcom Designing Women (1986–93) as Julia Sugarbaker, and in the drama series Family Law (1999–2002) as Randi King.
For her role as Gloria Hodge in Desperate Housewives (2006–07), she was nominated for the 2007 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
She was 70 years old.
In 1960, in a Memphis production of Carousel, Carter made her professional stage debut, co-starring George Hearn, who she would go on to marry 17 years later. In 1963, she moved to New York City and got involved in a production of The Winter’s Tale by Shakespeare.
In 1997, in the play Master Class by Terrence McNally, Carter starred as Maria Callas. From January to June, she performed the role. Zoe Caldwell and Patti LuPone have played the part before.
Her final film was The Evening Light, which she shot in the summer of 2008 in East Tennessee with her partner, Hal Holbrook.
The film, produced by Dogwood Entertainment, is based on William Gay’s short story. The Evening Sun premiered at South By Southwest, where it competed for the grand jury prize for the narrative feature.
Dixie Carter And Hal Holbrook
In 1984, Holbrook married actress and singer Dixie Carter and the couple remained married on April 10, 2010, until Carter’s death from endometrial cancer.