Sunday, April 11, 2010

R.I.P. Dixie Carter


Sadly, Dixie Carter passed away yesterday.  She was 70.

Known best for her role as Julia Sugerbaker on Designing women.

I always loved this show - just recently I was trying to find it on dvd.  Who didn't love how Dixie Carter delivered some of the best writing on tv with that Southern accent.  As a teenager in the 80's it was women like her who shaped who I would grow up to be.

12 comments:

Tammy B said...

I just heard that. She was great on that show. She will be missed by all of her fans.

High Heeled Life said...

I remember that show!It certainly was ahead of its time - women making it on their own. She will be missed.

Henley on the Horn said...

What a beautiful lady!

Karen said...

I used to watch that show all the time. :(

Snooty Primadona said...

Dixie Carter was always my favorite on the show & I always loved that her real life hubby Hal Holbrook played her hubby on the show. They did a movie together in 2008 but I've never seen it. What a great lady she was. I learned so much *attitude* from Designing Women...

North of 25A said...

I loved this show too - she played such a terrific character, but remembering a number of interviews that she did, more importantly she was a great lady - RIP.

KatiePerk said...

This makes me so sad.

Lily Lemontree said...

So sad to hear of her passing. I have read that alot of her own character came out in Julia Sugarbaker (one of my most favourite TV characters ever!). Beauty, brains and gentile southern charm, a true lady if there ever was one! She will be missed!

Gwen said...

She was such a charming lady. I was so sad to hear she had passed.

pink green & southern said...

The DVDs are on Amazon!

Suburban Princess said...

PG&S - Unfortunately Amazon does not ship to Canada. I found them on another site so I am going to get them :O) Thanks!

Iva said...

such a lovely lady. so sad that she has passed!!