Holbrook found 1989 to be one of the worst years of his career. When he read the role of King Lear, he had a tremendous connection with it and in early 1990, committed himself to doing the play.
Moving back into the theater seemed like home and was one of the best decisions that he'd ever made.
Dixie was known for her Southern charm and wit, and she played them up big time behind the cameras.
She played the role of Julia Sugarbaker alongside Delta Burke and Annie Potts on the CBS show that ran from 1986 to 1993.
With 2,000 performances, it became the most successful one-man show in theater history with a role he played for 39 years. He was never given an explanation; his mom just left.
Raised by his grandparents and relatives, he was sent to boy's schools, a difficult solution when he was knocked around, but somehow he found the strength to survive.
Most everybody today that's young is operating under the insane idea that what we've got going on is the best that there is. Current entertainment is cheap, shoddy, infantile, adolescent, not grown-up.
He starred in Into the Wild in 2007, which earned him a SAG and Oscar nod.
He starred alongside Carter in 2008's , his latest film.
Lois was the daughter of Allen Vining and Jane W./White/H.
Actress Dixie Carter, best known for her role as the quick-witted Southerner Julia Sugarbaker on "Designing Women," passed away Saturday morning. A native of Tennessee, Carter's CBS sitcom "Designing Women," ran from 1986 to 1993.