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Designing Women's Meshach Taylor Has Died

Meshach Taylor Dies at 67

Originally posted 06/29/2014 09:35AM

Meshach Taylor, best known for his role as the assistant in Designing Women, has died. He was 67.

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QUOTED: Jean Smart Will Really Miss Dixie Carter

QUOTED: Jean Smart Will Really Miss Dixie Carter

Originally posted 04/13/2010 09:25AM

"Dixie was such an amazing person. She was gorgeous, hilarious, incredibly talented and so devoted to her family. There was no one else like her and I was completely crazy about her. She exuded joy. Richard and I will really miss her and our hearts go out to her beautiful family."

• Jean Smart on how she and husband Richard Gilliland, who she married after meeting on the set of Designing Women, will miss their dear friend and costar.
– Lisa Ingrassia

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Dixie Carter Dies at Age 70 | Dixie Carter

UpdatePosted 04/11/2010 09:05PM

Dixie Carter Dies at Age 70

Originally posted 04/11/2010 09:45AM

Television and Broadway actress Dixie Carter passed away Saturday morning at the age of 70.

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

Carter died from complications arising from endometrial cancer, publicist Steve Rohr tells PEOPLE.

Best known for her role as interior designer Julia Sugarbaker in Designing Women, the Tennessee native earned an Emmy nomination in 2007 for her guest appearance on Desperate Housewives.


Her Broadway credits include a stint in Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2004.

Carter and Holbrook, who married in 1984, appeared together last year in That Evening Sun, an independent film based on a short story by author William Gay.

In addition to her husband, Carter is survived by two daughters from a previous marriage.

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