Carter had been on television screens since (at least) the 70s, when she had a role on the short-lived series On Our Own. Since then, Carter had roles in various other shows – including Diff’rent Strokes, until she finally got her break in Designing Women. Most recently, people may remember her as playing Orson’s messed up mother, Gloria Hodge, on Desperate Housewives.
Below I have put some clips of her famous portrayal as Julia. RIP Dixie.