Actress Dixie Carter dies at 70

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Publicist Steve Rohr, who represents Carter and her husband, actor Hal Holbrook, said Carter died on Saturday morning.

A native of Tennessee, Carter was most famous for playing quick-witted Southerner Julia Sugarbaker for seven years on Designing Women, the CBS sitcom that ran from 1986 to 1993.

She was nominated for an Emmy in 2007 for her seven-episode guest stint on the ABC hit Desperate Housewives.

Carter's other credits include roles on the series Family Law and Different Strokes.

She was married to Holbrook since 1984.