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Actress Dixie Carter, 70, Suddenly Passes Away

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Rex, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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  2. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    Awful, she was getting up there but still too young to die! I loved her on Designing Women.
     
  3. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    She's actually a couple of years younger than my mom...
     
  4. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    Oh wow, what a shock. :( My thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family. RIP Dixie :fragile:
     
  5. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Heard via Twitter. What a shame. :( R.I.P.
     
  6. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

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    My Mom is 80. Carter's husband Hal Holbrook is 85.
     
  7. Nan

    Nan Just me, retired

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    How sad. :(
     
  8. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    I'll never forget him in That Certain Summer. Martin Sheen, of all people, played his lover.
     
  9. bobalina77

    bobalina77 Duck Hunter

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    aww that's sad :(
     
  10. Carmen Ovsiannikov

    Carmen Ovsiannikov Well-Known Member

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    OMG! I didn't realize she was sick either and I'd been seeing her as of late in an ad for some type of muscular disease although I don't think she was suffering from it herself.

    RIP Dixie and my condolences go out to Hal and the rest of her family. :(

    My biggest memory of Dixie was from Designing Women even though she has done much more than that.
     
  11. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

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    I loved Dixie Carter in Designing Women. :( RIP
     
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  12. SoNaoWat?

    SoNaoWat? New Member

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    Oh, no no no no no! Sadness, extreme sadness! I loved Dixie! She was a wonderful actress. Designing Women is tied for my favorite show on tv ever, with MASH. She was so beautiful and funny! I even had her UnWorkout yoga video!

    Goodbye, Dixie Carter! You were awesome!
     
  13. TalentedButHumble

    TalentedButHumble Well-Known Member

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    I was curious why no official cause of death was mentioned but Carmen O may have given us a clue above.

    Anyway, very sorry to hear this. She seemed like a cool person, and she and Hal seemed to have a great marriage.

    I'm half-watching Tina Fey on SNL right now and was reminded of when she did a Julia Sugerbaker-type rant on 30 Rock.
     
  14. bobalina77

    bobalina77 Duck Hunter

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    That was a funny 30 Rock :lol:
     
  15. DaveRocks

    DaveRocks Wheeeeeeee!

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    "And that is the night the lights went out in Georgia..." :(
     
  16. ks1227

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    The news reports made it sound as if the family is still in a bit of shock.
     
  17. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

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    OMG much too young. :( My condolences to Hal Holbrook and her daughters.
     
  18. Carmen Ovsiannikov

    Carmen Ovsiannikov Well-Known Member

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    When I saw the clip, Dixie looked fine. I assumed that she must have a friend or family member who was suffering from it. I'll need to pay attention if it gets aired again because I can't remember the medical term for it.
     
  19. soxxy

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    So, sad, I loved Designing Women, too. RIP, Dixie.
     
  20. skatesindreams

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  21. snoopy

    snoopy Team St. Petersburg

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    Wow. That she was a conservative playing Julia Sugarbaker is impressive. Totally felt she was real in that character. Finding out Bea Arthur was a conservative while playing Maude would only be more shocking.
     
  22. shan

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    I don't think you'll find that, at least from the interviews I've seen.
     
  23. cem

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    Bea Arthur is about as liberal as you can get in Hollywood. Outside of television was in Mame, two of the most liberal leads ever in a broadway show (which is saying alot).
     
  24. milanessa

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    What was so liberal about the Julia Sugarbaker character? I probably didn't see every episode but...:confused:
     
  25. Rex

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    Very liberal and very feminist too.

    I lurved the episode where she battled the newsstand owner that kept selling those pornographic magazines - she kept running his stand over with her car :lol:
     
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  26. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

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    Personification of "sassy" in the best way. RIP and condolences to her husband and family.
     
  27. shan

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    Oh yes, remember the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings episode?


    That was a great one!
     
  28. Rex

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    Oh yeah. :respec: Like I said, some of the episodes were hysterical. The Clarence Thomas episode was somewhat preachy, but Dixie made a good Joan Crawford when she and Mary Jo were doing the "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" play in the episode.
     
  29. AYS

    AYS I'd rather have a pug for my president

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    I just saw her on some obscure commercial a couple of days ago, maybe this was it, and was thinking how thin she looked. RIP. I'm very sorry to hear it, that is too young to go. :(
     
  30. Rex

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    Supposedly she was a health nut who injected herself with HGH, or so I've been told.