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Old 04-10-10, 11:49 PM
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RIP - Dixie Carter (1939-2010)

Dixie Carter passes away at the age of 70. While well known for her role in Designing Women, I remember her from childhood as being married to Mr. Drummond in Diff'rent Strokes.

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Re: RIP - Dixie Carter (1939-2010)

She was such a classy lady.
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Re: RIP - Dixie Carter (1939-2010)

She was recently on Desperate Housewives as Orson's Mother. That's sad for Hal Holbrook and their entire family. RIP Ms. Carter.
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Re: RIP - Dixie Carter (1939-2010)

That really is sad. She was a class act.
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Re: RIP - Dixie Carter (1939-2010)

I thought Mr. Drummond was single.
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Re: RIP - Dixie Carter (1939-2010)

He married late in the show. It gave the show the opportunity to add a younger kid (as Gary Coleman was getting older) in the unfortunate form of Danny Cooksey's Sam ("Mama, I'm gonna sing me a song").

Later, Sam moved to LA and covered for John Connor when the T-1000 was looking for him in the arcade.
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Re: RIP - Dixie Carter (1939-2010)

And in Heaven, "Lilacs, Mr. Maxwell" is playing again.

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Re: RIP - Dixie Carter (1939-2010)

She seemed like a nice lady. RIP.
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Re: RIP - Dixie Carter (1939-2010)

Originally Posted by dolphinboy View Post
I thought Mr. Drummond was single.
AARP bennies double if you have a beard.
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Re: RIP - Dixie Carter (1939-2010)

Very sad. RIP Dixie.

I worked as a Studio Page on Designing Women in 1986-88. One of my unofficial duties was to walk Ms. Carter to her car after the show taping. She was a very sweet and interesting person.
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Re: RIP - Dixie Carter (1939-2010)

I remember seeing her and her husband Hal Holbrook a couple years ago when he was nominated for an Oscar - and I thought to myself that she'll be a widow soon since he's about 15 years older. You just can't predict life.
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Re: RIP - Dixie Carter (1939-2010)

Just saw this. Very sad news.
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Re: RIP - Dixie Carter (1939-2010)



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RIP Dixie Carter
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Re: RIP - Dixie Carter (1939-2010)

I watched her in all 3 roles. Julia Sugarbaker was the best! RIP Dixie.
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Re: RIP - Dixie Carter (1939-2010)

I liked her on DW but Family Law was my favorite show of her's (which no one else probably remembers).
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Maybe now we can git rid of Hogan & Co.
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Re: RIP - Dixie Carter (1939-2010)

RIP Dixie. I met you once, sat right next to you at a taping of Designing Women. Talked to you about your upcoming cabaret performances. Classy all the way through. You will be missed.
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Re: RIP - Dixie Carter (1939-2010)

So sad about this news. Even though she was 70, she still seemed to young to die. May she provide laughter to the angels as she did to all of us on earth!
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Re: RIP - Dixie Carter (1939-2010)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - New details are emerging in the death of "Designing Women" star Dixie Carter.

Publicist Steve Rohr told The Associated Press on Sunday that Carter died in Houston of complications of endometrial cancer.
http://www.wave3.com/Global/story.asp?S=12292628
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Re: RIP - Dixie Carter (1939-2010)

My first "significantly older woman" crush, I'm not ashamed to admit.


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