Dixie Carter Dies at 70


Best known as the sharp-tongued Julia Sugarbaker on Designing Women, actress Dixie Carter died yesterday morning at the age of 70. Her husband, actor Hal Holbrook, released a statement that said: "This has been a terrible blow to our family. We would appreciate everyone understanding that this is a private family tragedy." Carter, who was nominated for an Emmy in 2007 for her work on Desperate Housewives, was at her best when she was delivering a strong dressing down. This one, from Designing Women, was particularly awesome.

'Designing Women' Star Dixie Carter Dies at 70 [AP/NYT]