Posts Tagged ‘Designing Women’

Meshack Taylor Obituary

Sunday, June 29th, 2014


 ‘Designing Women’ Star Meshach Taylor Dies at 67




He played Anthony on the 1986-93 sitcom about Atlanta interior designers, then followed with a starring role on another CBS comedy, “Dave’s World.”


Meshach Taylor, who played the lovable assistant Anthony Bouvier, who worked at the Sugarbaker interior design firm in the CBS hit sitcom Designing Women, has died, his agent Dede Binder confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 67.


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Dixie Carter Obituary

Sunday, April 11th, 2010


Dixie Carter, TV Actress, Dies at 70



By Anita Gates
New York Times
April 11, 2010


Dixie Carter, an accomplished actress who gave strong, opinionated Southern women a good name in the television series “Designing Women” in the 1980s and 1990s, and later enjoyed success as a cabaret singer, died on Saturday in a Houston hospital. She was 70 and lived in Beverly Hills, Calif. Her death was announced by her husband, the actor Hal Holbrook, who said that the cause was complications of endometrial cancer.


In “Designing Women,” which ran for seven seasons on CBS, Ms. Carter’s character, Julia Sugarbaker, was the head of an four-woman interior design business in Atlanta and specialized in sarcasm. “If sex were fast food, there’d be an arch over your bed,” she once snapped at her sister Suzanne (played by Delta Burke). Yet when Julia went into a theatrical tirade, which was often, it usually was in the service of some higher social or political principle.


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