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Dixie Carter and Hal Holbrook Marriage Profile


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Hal Holbrook and Dixie Carter in Los Angeles, California on February 4, 2008.

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This was the third marriage for both Hal Holbrook and Dixie Carter. Here is information about their marriage, children, and more.


Hal Holbrook aka Harold Rowe Holbrook Jr: February 17, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dixie Virginia Carter: May 25, 1939 in McLemoresville, Tennessee.


Dixie: According to People.com, on April 10, 2010, Dixie Carter died at the age of 70 from complications arising from endometrial cancer.

How Dixie and Hal Met:

Hal and Dixie met in 1981 while working on the movie the Killing of Randy Webster.

Wedding Date:

Hal and Dixie were married on May 27, 1984.


Hal has three children.
  • David Holbrook: David is an actor. His mother is Ruby Johnson.
  • Victoria Holbrook: Her mother is Ruby Johnson.
  • Eve Holbrook: Her mother is Carol Eve Rossen.
Dixie has two daughters with her first husband Arthur Carter.
  • Mary Dixie Carter: Mary is an actress.
  • Ginna Carter: Ginna is an actress.


Hal and Dixie divided their time between their home in Los Angeles and Dixie's family home in McLemoresville, Tennessee.


Hal: Actor, writer, director.

Dixie: Actress, producer, speaker, dancer, opera singer.

Previous Marriages:

Hal has two previous marriages.
  • Ruby Johnson: Ruby was born on August 28, 1930 in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Hal and Ruby, an actress, were married on September 22, 1945. They had two children together. Ruby and Hal were divorced in 1965.
  • Carol Eve Rossen Carol was born on August 12, 1937 in Los Angeles, California. Carol, an actress, and Hal were married on December 28, 1966. They had one child together. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1979.
Dixie had two previous marriages.
  • Arthur Carter: Arthur, a businessman, and Dixie were married in 1967. They had two daughters together. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1977.
  • George Hearn: An actor, George and Dixie were married in 1977. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1979.

Quotes About the Marriage of Dixie Carter and Hal Holbrook:

Dixie about meeting Hal: “When we first met, I was so impressed with him. But Hal took a dislike to me, just like his character in the play. Probably my Southern politeness, which he thought was kind of phony. It was only near the end of the shoot, when I was sick as a dog with the flu and I stopped trying to charm him, that he got over that dislike, and we started to laugh together.”
Source: ThinkExist.com

Dixie on importance of family: "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."
Source: BrainyQuote.com

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