Dixie Carter of ‘Designing Women’ Dies at Age 70

Apr 12, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Dixie Carter, a star of the hit sitcom "Designing Women," died on Saturday from complications of endometrial cancer, the New York Times reports.

She was 70. Before her role on CBS’ "Designing Women," Carter was a well-known face on television. She played Gary Coleman’s new stepmother in "Diff’rent Strokes" in 1984 and 1985 and was the stuck-up wife of a plantation owner in "Filthy Rich" during the early 1980, among other roles.

With a recurring part on ABC’s "Desperate Housewives," Carter received her first and only Emmy nomination in 2007, the article says.

Carter is survived by her husband, the actor Hal Holbrook, whom she met during the taping of a 1980 TV movie called "The Killing of Randy Webster," two daughters, a sister and several nieces and nephews.


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