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Dixie Carter

Dixie Carter is well known for her portrayal of the feisty Julia Sugarbaker in the series Designing Women, which ran for seven years on the CBS Television Network. She also starred in the series Filthy Rich, On Our Own, Out of the Blue and Diff'rent Strokes. Her additional television credits include the mini-series The Killing of Randy Webster, with her husband, Hal Holbrook, Dazzle and The Gambler V, all on CBS.

Carter made her off-Broadway debut in 1963 in a New York Shakespeare Festival production of The Winter's Tale. Under the aegis of Joseph Papp and the New York Public Theater, she also appeared in Jesse and the Bandit Queen, which earned her a Theater World Award, Gogol, Buried Inside Extra (which she also performed at the Royal Court Theatre in London), Taken in Marriage and Fathers and Sons, for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. She also appeared in Sextet at the Music Theater of Lincoln Center, and in a revival of Pal Joey at Circle in the Square. Her off-Broadway credits also include A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking.

Carter has produced two fitness videos, Dixie Carter's Unworkout and Yoga for You, and has written a book, Trying To Get to Heaven, which she recorded for Books on Tape. She has recorded two other books on tape, Scarlett and A Southern Belle Primer.

Born in McLemoresville, Tennessee, Carter was valedictorian of her high school class. She attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Rhodes College in Memphis, from which she later received an honorary doctorate. She graduated from the University of Memphis with a bachelor's degree in English.

Carter and Holbrook live in Los Angeles. Her daughters, Ginna and Mary Dixie, are also pursuing careers in theater and film. Carter's birthdate is May 25.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Dixie Carter Facts

Birth NameDixie Virginia Carter
BirthdayMay 25, 1939 (84)
BirthplaceMcLemoresville, Tennessee, USA
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Dixie Carter compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Ep 1- Movin' In
Designing Women: Season 3
Designing Women: Season 2
Designing Women: Season 4
Ep 25
Designing Women: Season 5
Designing Women: Vol. 1
Ep 51
Designing Women: The Final Season
That Evening Sun
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