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Dixie Carter
Birth: May 25, 1939
McLemoresville
Carroll County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 2010
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Actress. She graduated from the University of Memphis and competed in the 1959 Miss Tennessee pageant, earning first runner-up. She then began an acting career, first on the Memphis stage and later in New York City theaters. After a hiatus she returned to acting in 1974, landing television parts on the daytime dramas "One Life to Live" and "The Edge of Night". Carter appeared in several prime time shows throughout the late 1970s and 1980s, including "Out of the Blue", "On Our Own", "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Filthy Rich". From 1986 to 1993 she starred as interior decorator Julia Sugarbaker on the hit CBS series "Designing Women", and from 1999 to 2002 she appeared in the CBS legal drama "Family Law". In 2006 and 2007 Carter received favorable notice as the disturbed Gloria Hodge on ABC's "Desperate Housewives", earning an Emmy nomination. She was also an accomplished singer, winning positive reviews for her cabaret performances and recordings. Married three times, her husbands included actors George Hearn (1977 to 1979) and Hal Holbrook (1984 until her death). In 1996 she published a memoir, "Trying to Get to Heaven". The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center ("the Dixie") in Huntingdon, Tennessee is named for her. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Parents:
  Halbert Leroy Carter (1910 - 2007)
  Esther Virginia Hillsman Carter (1909 - 1988)
 
 Sibling:
  Halbert Leroy Carter (1933 - 2000)*
  Dixie Carter (1939 - 2010)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
McLemoresville Cemetery
McLemoresville
Carroll County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Apr 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50931886
Dixie Carter
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Dixie Carter
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Dixie Carter
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God bless you throughout Autumn, the beautiful, fiery season of the Harvest. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Oct. 23, 2014
XO what a beautiful voice and wonderful actress!!
- Palm Springs Girl
 Added: Oct. 16, 2014

- Palm Springs Girl
 Added: Oct. 10, 2014
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