Dixie Carter (I) (1939–2010)


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Dixie is the middle of three children. Her father owned several small retail stores. Early on, she dreamed of being an opera singer, but a botched tonsillectomy at age 7 spoiled any chances for that dream. Still, she sang regularly and studied classical music. She can play the piano, trumpet, and the harmonica. She graduated from Memphis State ... See full bio »

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(age 70) in Houston, Texas, USA

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Designing Women Julia Sugarbaker
(1986-1993)
Desperate Housewives Gloria Hodge
(2006-2007)
Filthy Rich Carlotta Beck
(1982-1983)
That Evening Sun Ellen Meecham
(2009)

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 2009 That Evening Sun
Ellen Meecham
 2008 Our First Christmas (TV Movie)
Evie Baer
 2006-2007 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Gloria Hodge
- The Little Things You Do Together (2007) ... Gloria Hodge
- I Remember That (2007) ... Gloria Hodge
- Come Play Wiz Me (2007) ... Gloria Hodge
- No Fits, No Fights, No Feuds (2007) ... Gloria Hodge (credit only)
- The Miracle Song (2006) ... Gloria Hodge
 2005 Hope & Faith (TV Series)
Joyce Shanowski
- A Room of One's Own (2005) ... Joyce Shanowski
 2004 Sudbury (TV Movie)
 2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Denise Brockmorton
- Home (2004) ... Denise Brockmorton
 2003 Comfort and Joy (TV Movie)
Frederica
 1999-2002 Family Law (TV Series)
Randi King
- Alienation of Affection (2002) ... Randi King
- Ties That Bind (2002) ... Randi King
- Admissions (2002) ... Randi King
- Once Removed (2002) ... Randi King
- Big Brother (2002) ... Randi King
 2000 The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (Video)
Necile (voice)
 1999-2000 Ladies Man (TV Series)
Peaches
- Thanks for Nothing (1999) ... Peaches
- Neutered Jimmy (1999) ... Peaches
- Country Clubbed (1999) ... Peaches
- Jimmy's Song (1999) ... Peaches
 1999 The Big Day
Carol
 1999 My Neighbors the Yamadas
Additional Voices (English version, voice)
 1997 Fired Up (TV Series)
Rita
- Honey, I Shrunk the Turkey (1997) ... Rita
- The Mother of All Gwens (1997) ... Rita
 1996 Gone in the Night (TV Movie)
Ann Dowaliby
 1995 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
D.A. Patricia Purcell
- Murder in the Courthouse (1995) ... D.A. Patricia Purcell
 1995 Dazzle (TV Movie)
Lydie Kilkullen
 1994 Christy (TV Series)
Julia Huddleston
- The Sweetest Gift (1994) ... Julia Huddleston
 1994 Gambler V: Playing for Keeps (TV Movie)
Lillie Langtry
 1986-1993 Designing Women (TV Series)
Julia Sugarbaker
- Gone with a Whim: Part 2 (1993) ... Julia Sugarbaker
- Gone with a Whim: Part 1 (1993) ... Julia Sugarbaker
- The Lying Game (1993) ... Julia Sugarbaker
- The Woman Who Came to Sugarbakers (1993) ... Julia Sugarbaker
- It's Not So Easy Being Green (1993) ... Julia Sugarbaker
 1986 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
- Fox on the Range (1986)
 1984-1985 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Maggie McKinney / Maggie McKinney Drummond
- A Special Friend (1985) ... Maggie McKinney (credit only)
- Street Smarts (1985) ... Maggie McKinney (credit only)
- Blue Collar Drummond (1985) ... Maggie McKinney
- Beauty Is in the Eye of Arnold (1985) ... Maggie McKinney
- A Camping We Will Go (1985) ... Maggie McKinney
 1983 Going Berserk
Angela
 1982-1983 Filthy Rich (TV Series)
Carlotta Beck
- The First Heir (1983) ... Carlotta Beck
- The Blue and the Gray for the Green (1983) ... Carlotta Beck
- The Treasure of Toad Hall (1983) ... Carlotta Beck
- A Beck Goes Back (1983) ... Carlotta Beck
 1982 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Jessica Lindner
- Suspect (1982) ... Jessica Lindner
 1982 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Samantha O'Neill
- Lilacs, Mr. Maxwell (1982) ... Samantha O'Neill
 1982 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Dr. Alicia Rainer
- The Face of Fear (1982) ... Dr. Alicia Rainer
 1982 Best of the West (TV Series)
Mae Markham
- The Pretty Prisoner (1982) ... Mae Markham
 1982 Bret Maverick (TV Series)
Hallie McCulloch
- Hallie (1982) ... Hallie McCulloch
 1982 Cassie & Co. (TV Series)
Evelyn Weller
- The Golden Silence (1982) ... Evelyn Weller
 1981 The Killing of Randy Webster (TV Movie)
Billie Webster
 1980 OHMS (TV Movie)
Nora Wing
 1979 Out of the Blue (TV Series)
Marion Richards
- Double Jeopardy (1979) ... Marion Richards
- The Coin of Truth (1979) ... Marion Richards
- Stacey's Nightmare (1979) ... Marion Richards
- Out for the Season (1979) ... Marion Richards
- Laura, the Runaway (1979) ... Marion Richards
 1977-1978 On Our Own (TV Series)
April Baxter
- Meet Mr. Meat (1978) ... April Baxter
- A Rose Is a Rose... (1978) ... April Baxter
- That's Entertainment III (1978) ... April Baxter
- Add Two Children and Stir: Part 2 (1978) ... April Baxter
- Add Two Children and Stir: Part 1 (1978) ... April Baxter
 1977 The Doctors (TV Series)
Linda Elliott
- Episode #1.3742 (1977) ... Linda Elliott (uncredited)
- Episode #1.3740 (1977) ... Linda Elliott (uncredited)
- Episode #1.3739 (1977) ... Linda Elliott (credit only)
- Episode #1.3738 (1977) ... Linda Elliott (uncredited)
 1977 The Andros Targets (TV Series)
Rita
- The Killing of a Porno Queen (1977) ... Rita
 1974-1976 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Brandy Henderson
- Episode #1.5217 (1976) ... Brandy Henderson
- Episode #1.5216 (1976) ... Brandy Henderson
- Episode #1.5215 (1976) ... Brandy Henderson
- Episode #1.5116 (1975) ... Brandy Henderson
- Episode dated 25 December 1974 (1974) ... Brandy Henderson
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Other Works:

CD: Guest vocalist with husband, Hal Holbrook, on "My Manhattan", by John Wallowitch (1993). See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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It takes a mighty good man to be better than no man at all. See more »

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The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center, also known as "The Dixie", was named in honor of Carroll County's most famous resident. Dixie performed her cabaret show to raise funds for the center, which also features a museum honoring the cultural contributions of both Dixie Carter and her husband, Hal Holbrook. Mr. Holbrook served as a consultant to the architect and gave so ... See more »

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