Dixie Carter
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"Dixie Virginia Carter" was an United States/American film, television, and stage actress, best known for her role as Julia Sugarbaker in the CBS sitcom Designing Women (1986–1993).

Carter made her professional stage debut in a Memphis production of the musical Carousel (musical)/Carousel in 1960, before moving to New York in 1963. Having stopped acting for several years to look after her children, she returned in 1974 and made her Broadway (theatre)/Broadway debut in the musical Sextet. She then starred as District Attorney Brandy Henderson on the CBS soap The Edge of Night (1974–1976), before returning to Broadway in the 1976 musical Pal Joey (musical)/Pal Joey. After her seven seasons on Designing Women, she starred as Maria Callas in the Broadway play Master Class in 1997, replacing Patti LuPone. She then starred as Randi King on the CBS legal drama Family Law (TV series)/Family Law (1999–2002) and as Acquaintances of Bree Van de Kamp#Gloria Hodge/Gloria Hodge on the American Broadcasting Company/ABC series Desperate Housewives (2006–2007), for which she received an Emmy Award nomination.

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Every afternoon I listened to the Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts and when I was four, I told my mother and father that it was my destiny to sing there, that I was going to sing at the Metropolitan Opera of New York City.

We don't have the family organization the way we used to. My father lives with us because we have the room. The greatest of all opportunities for our children is a complete family unit.

Women need to realize that jogging clothes are for exercise, and please don't wear black to weddings, y'all. Men, please don't wear shorts with your hairy legs sticking out. It is okay for sports or intimate situations.

You have to take a huge loss financially to do a play. You have to put aside the commercials and the speeches and the other things that put money on the table, and really save up to do it. And that's what I've done here. But it's worth it to me to be in a really good play.

I will not do humor that is derived from private parts or going to the bathroom. I won't do anything that involves making fun of people.

I was born in a town of 200 people - it's 300 now, it's really grown - halfway between Memphis and Nashville, really the backside of nowhere.

Learning can take place in the backyard if there is a human being there who cares about the child. Before learning computers, children should learn to read first. They should sit around the dinner table and hear what their parents have to say and think.

It takes a mighty good man to be better than no man at all.

Certainly if we hope do enhance and extend whatever natural assets we were given, we must expect to make an effort, if not actually great labor.