Designing Women Cast.jpgAnnie Potts and Dixie Carter starred together on “Designing Women” for seven years as friends Mary Jo Shively and Julia Sugarbaker. They were the only cast members to appear in all 163 episodes.

]]>Dixie Carter was a goddess. Beautiful and brainy, smart and funny, prim and sexy, wickedly talented and divinely sweet. The kind of wife and mother that every mother hopes their daughter will become, and the kind of friend that is absolutely irreplaceable. She loved fiercely and was adored in return. To have known her a little was a delight to all. To have known her well, a treasure beyond reckoning. And now, a loss beyond measure.

Gosh. We’re gettin’ a little misty over here. What a lovely message to honor her friend’s untimely death. Dixie is survived by her husband Hal Holbrook, whom she was appearing with onstage in Florida in the play “Southern Comforts” at the time of her death, and two daughters, Mary Dixie and Ginna from a previous marriage. Our very favorite Dixie Carter moment was one of her iconic Julie Sugarbaker rants from “Designing Women.” She will be greatly missed. Follow Zap2it and Zap2it Andrea on Twitter and follow Zap2it on Facebook for the latest celeb news and buzz. More Dixie Carter news Dixie Carter: What caused her death?
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‘Designing Women’ star Dixie Carter dies at 70 Photo credit: CBS

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."