A cause of death has been identified for beloved star Dixie Carter. The Broadway actress best remembered for her role as witty Southern belle Julia Sugarbaker on the hit sitcom Designing Women died of endometrial cancer, an agressive form of uterine cancer, Entertainment Tonight has learned. Carter, 70, passed away on Saturday after a brief battle against the disease.
How Did Dixie Carter Die?
Dixie’s acting credits include roles on TV’s Family Law, Different Strokes, and an Emmy-nominated guest stint on ABC’s Desperate Housewives in 2007. In addition to Hal Holbrook, Carter’s The Killing of Randy Webster co-star and husband of a quarter century, the actress is survived by her two daughters, Mary Dixie and Ginna.