Actress Dixie Carter, most famous for her role as Julia Sugarbaker in the hit long-running CBS sitcom “Designing Women,” died Saturday morning. You may also remember her role as Maggie McKinney in the popular show “Diff’rent Strokes.” She was 70 years old.

Carter’s death was confirmed Saturday by publicist Steve Rohn, who represents Carter and her husband, Oscar-nominated actor Hal Holbrook. Further details, including the cause of death, were not disclosed.

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


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