She died at age 70 Saturday morning. “This has been a terrible blow to our family,” her husband Hal Holbrook said in a written statement. “We would appreciate everyone understanding that this is a private family tragedy.” Every so often, an unforgettable TV role finds the right actress: so it was with Southern-born Dixie Carter and Designing Women‘s Julia Sugarbaker from 1986 to 1993. Carter’s other credits included roles on the TV series Family Law and Diff’rent Strokes.
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