Designing Woman Returns to the Designer

April 12, 2010

Dixie Carter, the one I always assumed was the Leonardo-esque "leader" of Designing Women, has reportedly died of undisclosed causes (hopefully not that crazy neck thing she did the commercials about):

Carter died Saturday morning, according to publicist Steve Rohr, who represents Carter and her husband, actor Hal Holbrook. He declined to disclose the cause of death or where she died. Carter lived with Holbrook in the Los Angeles area.

"This has been a terrible blow to our family," Holbrook said in a written statement. "We would appreciate everyone understanding that this is a private family tragedy."

In a stuffy apartment somewhere in Philadelphia, light just barely edging in between the newspapers covering the windows, a man approaches a series of headshots he's had tacked in position since late 1986. Removing a worn marker from his pants pocket, he mars one portrait with a careful, deliberate "X". Only Delta Burke, Annie Potts, and Jean Smart remain...

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