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Dixie Carter (I) (1939–2010)


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 »

Died:

(age 70) in Houston, Texas, USA

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Known For

Designing Women
Designing Women Julia Sugarbaker
(1986-1993)
Family Law
Family Law Randi King
(1999-2002)
That Evening Sun
That Evening Sun Ellen Meecham
(2009)
Our First Christmas
(2008)

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 2009 That Evening Sun
Ellen Meecham
 2008 Our First Christmas (TV Movie)
Evie Baer
 2005 Hope & Faith (TV Series)
Joyce Shanowski
- A Room of One's Own (2005) ... Joyce Shanowski
 2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Denise Brockmorton
- Home (2004) ... Denise Brockmorton
 2004 Sudbury (TV Movie)
 2003 Comfort and Joy (TV Movie)
Frederica
 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 (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
 1986 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
- Fox on the Range (1986)
 1983 Going Berserk
Angela
 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 Ranier
- The Face of Fear (1982) ... Dr. Alicia Ranier
 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 The Andros Targets (TV Series)
Rita
- The Killing of a Porno Queen (1977) ... Rita
 1974-1976 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Assistant District Attorney Brandeis 'Brandy' Henderson
- Episode #1.5215 (1976) ... Assistant District Attorney Brandeis 'Brandy' Henderson
- Episode #1.5116 (1975) ... Assistant District Attorney Brandeis 'Brandy' Henderson
- Episode dated 25 December 1974 (1974) ... Assistant District Attorney Brandeis 'Brandy' Henderson
 1963 The Doctors (TV Series)
Unknown (late 1970s)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Coffeemate (1998) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

It takes a mighty good man to be better than no man at all. See more »

Trivia:

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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