After many years of feuding, Dixie and former co-star Delta Burke have recently become close friends again.
Dixie won a World Theatre Award for her performance in The Bandit Queen.
When she married businessman, Arthur Carter, Dixie chose to leave the stage for eight years to raise two daughters.
In 1960, she made her professinal debut in a local production of the musical Carousel.
Dixie's daughter, Ginna Carter, is also a screenwriter.
Dixie's first major TV role was portraying ADA Brandeis 'Brandy' Henderson from 1974-1976 on the soap opera The Edge of Night.
Dixie can play the piano, trumpet and harmonica.
Dixie met her current husband Hal Holbrook on the set of the 1981 TV movie, The Killing of Randy Webster. The two played husband and wife.
At the age of 7, Dixie had to have her tonsils removed.
Dixie's two dogs are named Paladin and Sweetie Pie.
In 1996, Dixie authored the book Trying to Get to Heaven.
Dixie was the matron of honor at her Designing Women co-star Delta Burke's wedding.
To be cruel, when Dixie was younger some children called her "Horsetooth" because of her large teeth.
Dixie's favorite novel is Precious Bane by Mary Webb.
Dixie has been married to fellow actor Hal Holbrook since 1984.
When Dixie graduated high school in 1957, she was the valedictorian.
In 1985, Dixie had a face lift at the age of 46.
She graduated from Memphis State with an English degree.
Dixie's daughters, Mary Dixie and Ginna Carter, played her nieces in one episode of Designing Women.
Dixie has her own very successful cabaret and concert career and travels across the country performing each year.
Did not get along with Designing Women Co-star Delta Burke.
Carter is her birth name, and her first husband was no relation.