Olivia Brandeis "Brandy" Henderson on the soap opera The Edge of Night from 1974 to 1976. [8] His recent films are Gus Van Sant's Promised Land (2012),[33] the animated film Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014),[34] and in the minor role as Whizzer in the drama film Blackway (2016). Filthy Rich was created by Linda Bloodworth Thomason, who also created Designing Women. [40] He also has a residence in Beverly Hills, California. [12] He graduated from Culver Military Academy (now part of the Culver Academies) and then from Denison University, where an honors project about Mark Twain led him to develop the one-man show for which he is best known, a series of performances called Mark Twain Tonight. [12] He was a member of the cast for several years and performed Mark Twain Tonight as the 1957 season opener. She played the role from January to June. [19] Holbrook indicated that he would like to continue working on movies and television. [2] Until Robert Duvall was nominated for an Academy Award in 2015, Holbrook was the oldest actor to receive a Best Supporting Actor nomination. And Hal Holbrook. The same year, she married theater and television actor George Hear n. However, her marriage with Hearn also did not last long just like her first marriage. As the years progress, and the sad reality of death hits the cast of Designing Women (Dixie Carter in 2010, Meshach Taylor and Jan Hooks in 2014), it’s a relief to know that things were patched up voluntarily, instead of at the moment when it’s too late. In 1959, Holbrook first played the role off-Broadway. [14], From 1942 through 1946, Holbrook served in the United States Army in World War II, achieving the rank of staff sergeant and was stationed in Newfoundland. Dixie Carter was previously married to Hal Holbrook (1984 - 2010), George Hearn (1977 - 1979) and Arthur L. Carter (1967 - 1977). Dixie Virginia Carter (May 25, 1939 – April 10, 2010) was an American film, television and stage actress and singer. [2], In 2003, President George W. Bush honored Holbrook with a National Humanities Medal for "charming audiences with the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain as Twain's outlook never fails to give Holbrook a good show to put on". [20], In 1964, Holbrook played the role of the Major in the original production of Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy. [26] For a short period between 1988 and 1990, Holbrook directed four episodes of the series. Dixie Carter arrives with husband Hal Holbrook for the 80th Academy Awards in Los Angeles in 2008. [45] In 2017, Holbrook again criticized President Trump, saying, "We have [Trump] who has been elected president now who is upending and destroying a great many of our American values...he's trying to distort the American dream, which he's doing every hour of the day. After appearing for two years as District Attorney Brandy Henderson on the CBS soap The Edge of Night (1974–76), she starred in the 1976 Broadway musical Pal Joey. [5] Carter once jokingly described herself as "the only Republican in show business".[6]. [21] In 1966, Holbrook starred opposite Shirley Booth in the acclaimed CBS Playhouse production of The Glass Menagerie. She graduated from the University of Memphis and competed in the 1959 Miss Tennessee pageant, earning first runner-up. [4] Until Holbrook retired in 2017, aged 92, Mark Twain Tonight toured the country, which amounted to over about 2100 performances. 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[2] At the time, this rendered Holbrook, at age 82, the oldest nominee in Academy Award history in the Best Supporting Actor category. Dixie Carter-Salinas (born October 6, 1964) is an American businesswoman best known for her time as president of the professional wrestling promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) from … on August 27, 2009, interviewing new signee Bobby Lashley. [8], This article is about the actress. [1], In 2011, Holbrook appeared in Water for Elephants. In 1960, Carter made her professional stage debut in a Memphis production of Carousel, co-starring George Hearn, who she would go on to marry 17 years later. The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center ("the Dixie") in Huntingdon, Tennessee is named for her. He has also appeared in such films as Julia (1977), The Fog (1980), Creepshow (1982), Wall Street (1987), The Firm (1993), Hercules (1997), and Men of Honor (2000). Dixie Carter was born as the eldest of two children of Halbert Carter and Esther Virginia Hillsman on May 25, 1939, in McLemoresville, Tennessee. [2] Throughout his career, he won five Primetime Emmy Awards. Carter died on April 10, 2010, in Houston, Texas. That Evening Sun premiered at South By Southwest, where it competed for the narrative feature grand jury prize.[2]. Carter made her professional stage debut in a Memphis production of the musical Carousel in 1960, and made her Broadway debut in the 1974 musical Sextet. [4], In 1999, Holbrook was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. Led by Delta Burke and Dixie Carter, the cast shone brightly in their roles, it just took them some time before they found the audience they were looking for. [3], Carter was a registered Republican, who described her political views as libertarian. (1902–1982). From 1986 to 1991, she starred as Suzanne Sugarbaker in the CBS sitcom Designing Women, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. [16] Holbrook was also a member of the Valley Players (1941–1962), a summer-stock theater company based in Holyoke, Massachusetts, which performed at Mountain Park Casino Playhouse at Mountain Park. In 2004, she made a guest appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, playing a defense attorney named Denise Brockmorton in the episode called "Home", in which she defended the paranoid mother of two children (Diane Venora) who had manipulated her older son to kill the younger son after breaking her home rules. [12], Holbrook's first solo performance as Twain was at Lock Haven State Teachers College in Pennsylvania in 1954. Her other television roles included the sitcoms On Our Own (1977–78), Filthy Rich (1982–83) and Diff'rent Strokes (1984–85). [35] On March 23, 2017, aged 92, he appeared on an episode on Grey's Anatomy playing a retired thoracic surgeon whose wife is a patient, and on Hawaii Five-0 later in the year. In 2009, Dixie Carter and her husband Hal Holbrook starred in a film called That Evening Sun. She moved to New York City in 1963 and got a part in a production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. [12] The three children were raised by their paternal grandparents, first in Weymouth, Massachusetts, and later in the Cleveland suburb Lakewood, Ohio. [1] Later in his career, he has starred in minor roles in Sons of Anarchy, The Event, and Rectify. [46], The local community of McLemoresville, Tennessee, hometown of his wife Dixie Carter, constructed the Dixie Theatre for Performing Arts in nearby Huntingdon, Tennessee, which features the Hal Holbrook Auditorium. Dixie Carter In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Dixie Carter has (Designing Women) passed away at age 70. [11], Holbrook appeared with wife Dixie Carter in That Evening Sun, filmed in East Tennessee in the summer of 2008. 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Keen-eyed fans probably noticed a slight difference in Julia Sugarbaker’s appearance between seasons one and two. She attended the University of Memphis and Rhodes College. Together they had two children. She acknowledged, along with other celebrities, having used human growth hormone for its antiaging properties. Carter's daughters Ginna and Mary Dixie Carter also had guest-star roles as Julia Sugarbaker's nieces Jennifer and Camilla in the episode "The Naked Truth" in 1989. She is known to be a cousin of Declan Donnelly, who is a British television presenter. Although her Designing Women character Julia Sugarbaker was known for her liberal political views and subsequent monologues for which she was nicknamed "The Terminator," while Carter disagreed with many of her character's left-of-center commentaries, she herself was a liberal Republican who advocated for civil rights and marriage equality. [17] The State Department even sent him on a European tour, which included pioneering appearances behind the Iron Curtain. A good character is the best tombstone. She made a deal with the producers that if Julia delivered a "Terminator" monologue, she would get to sing a song in a future episode. In 2006–07, Carter found a resurgence of fame with a new generation of fans portraying Gloria Hodge, Bree Van de Kamp's disturbed (and scheming) mother-in-law on Desperate Housewives. From 1999 to 2000, she was a cast member on the short-lived sitcom Ladies Man, appearing as a regular on both Ladies Man and Family Law. Dixie Carter, Jean Smart, Annie Potts, and Delta Burke didn't audition for their roles. Two years later, she divorced Hearn. Following the birth of her daughters, Carter left acting for eight years to raise her children with Arthur's three children, Jon, Whendy, and Ellen Carter. [41], In October 2016, Holbrook wrote a letter to The New York Times defending actor-director Nate Parker over his alleged 1999 rape of a woman and Parker's controversial film The Birth of a Nation. The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center (informally called "The Dixie") in Huntingdon, Tennessee, is named in honor of Carter. Dixie Carter and her husband Hal Holbrook After being together for more than 10 years in a marital relationship, Carter and Arthur divorced in 1977. [4] In 1973, Holbrook appeared as Lieutenant Neil Briggs, the boss and rival of Detective "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) in Magnum Force, an "obsessively neat and prim fanatic" who supports the obliteration of San Francisco's criminals and who is the leader of a rogue group of vigilante officers. She was nominated for the 2007 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Gloria Hodge on Desperate Housewives (2006–07). She married Holbrook in 1984. Actress Dixie Carter, 70, died Saturday of cancer in a Houston hospital, the New York Times reported on Sunday. In 1996, Carter published a memoir titled Trying to Get to Heaven, in which she talked frankly about her life with Hal Holbrook, Designing Women, and her plastic surgery during the show's run. He first received critical acclaim in 1954 for a one-man stage show he developed, Mark Twain Tonight!, while studying at Denison University, performing as Mark Twain. Her … He represents Carter and her husband, actor Hal Holbrook. [4][5], Holbrook's role as Ron Franz in Sean Penn's Into the Wild (2007) earned him both Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor. She returned to Broadway to play Maria Callas in the play Master Class in 1997, and to play Mrs. Meers in the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2004. [10], In 2003, Holbrook was honored with the National Humanities Medal by President George W. [13] He also studied acting at HB Studio in New York City. And . Sadly, this was Carter's last role. [4] They divorced in 1965. Carter's husband, actor Hal Holbrook, along with her two daughters, Mary Dixie and Ginna, followed behind her casket to the cemetery. 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Filthy Rich also featured fellow Designing Women cast member Delta Burke in its cast.) [42] He urged others to "move on" from Parker's past and to view the film, which was "an exceptional piece of artistry and a vital portrait of our American experience". [40] Upon his retirement from his Mark Twain persona, The HuffPost hailed Holbrook as "the man who has done more to keep Mark Twain on people's minds than anyone else". Actress Dixie Carter passed away on April 10, 2010, at the age of 70. [3], Holbrook made his film debut in Sidney Lumet's The Group (1966). Holbrook played the role of Albie Duncan—an endearingly curmudgeonly Assistant Secretary of State with a fondness for Schweppes' Bitter Lemon—in two episodes of The West Wing. She and Holbrook divided their time between their homes in Beverly Hills, California, and McLemoresville, Tennessee. In 1976, she won the Theater World Award for Jesse and the Bandit Queen. [21] In 1968, he was one of the replacements for Richard Kiley in the original Broadway production of Man of La Mancha, although he had limited singing ability. The actress died Saturday morning, according to publicist Steve Rohr. There’s nothing like pushing through drama. When she married businessman, Arthur Carter, she left the stage for eight years to raise two daughters, Ginna Carter - now an actress and Mary Dixie Carter, a screenwriter. [4] He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the 1970 series The Bold Ones: The Senator. The premise of the film was that of an aging man (Holbrook) who was haunted by flashbacks and dreams of his beloved, deceased wife (Carter). The role previously had been played by Zoe Caldwell and Patti LuPone. (In the beginning, without knowing the content of the show, Bloodworth-Thomason's only idea was to create a show starring Carter, and fellow cast mates Delta Burke, Annie Potts, and Jean Smart. [6] In 2009, Holbrook received critical acclaim for his performance as recently retired farmer Abner Meecham in the independent film That Evening Sun. She married Holbrook in 1984. In 1960, Carter made her professional stage debut in a Memphis production of Carousel, co-starring George Hearn, who she would go on to marry 17 years later. Actress. Delta Burke stands at a height of around 5 feet 5 inches. [19] He has portrayed Twain longer than Samuel Langhorne Clemens did. Body Measurements: Height, Weight. Produced two workout videos: Dixie Carter's Unworkout (1992) and Dixie Carter's Yoga for You: Unworkout II (1994). In 1959, Carter competed in the Miss Tennessee pageant, where she placed first runner-up to Mickie Weyland. [39], Holbrook said of his home in Atlanta, Georgia that it has the "feel" of the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut, and that there is no other place to which he feels so ideally suited. He did not offer the cause of death or where she died. In 1966, he married Carol Eve Rossen. It was not clear why she was in Houston when she died. Carter lived with Holbrook in the Los Angeles area but traveled home to Tennessee several times a year. He married a Newfoundlander, Ruby Elaine Johnston, in 1945, and they had two children. At age 35, she returned to acting, but found that no agent wanted to give her a chance. Delta Burke Husband Her final film was That Evening Sun, which she filmed with her husband Hal Holbrook in East Tennessee in Summer 2008. [2] In late August through mid-September 2007, he starred as the narrator in the Hartford Stage production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, a role he had once played on television. [4] In 2011, Holbrook's memoir, Harold: The Boy Who Became Mark Twain, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Dixie was married three times: Arthur L. Carter from 1967 until their divorce in 1977, George Hearn from 1977 until their divorce in 1979, and actor Hal … Carolyn Carter Douglas, 69, of Scottsville, KY passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at her residence. [27], In 2000, Holbrook appeared in Men of Honor, where he portrayed a racist and hypocritical officer who endlessly tries to fail an African-American diver trainee.[28].

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