The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on August 28, 1987 · Page 8
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 8

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Friday, August 28, 1987
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THE BAYTOWN SUN Friday. August 2S, 19i7 Versatile actress Dixie Carter has streak of silliness By FRANK SANELLO HOLLYWOOD (NEA) - The way Dixie Carter figures it, if her tonsils weren't taken , out when she was a "little bitty girl," today she'd be belting out "La Traviata" at the Met instead of belting out jokes on "Designing Women." "Half of one side of my throat was cut out. With all that scar tissue, I've never be*n able to sing the way I probably might have. But I still love to sing," she ' . "Designing Women" was almost canceled this season after the network, in search of higher ratings, moved it from one time slot to another. The comedy about four Atlanta interior designers finally settled back into its original and enviable position after the powerhouse "Newhart" on Monday nights. While the critics lavishly praised the show for its depiction of strong-minded, sharp- tongued, independent career women, a minority felt there was an uncomfortable anti-male bias to the show. Garter insists the show provides equal opportunity loathing of everybody and everything. Carter says that creator and executive producer Linda THEATRES Bloodworth-Thomason, "picks on everybody. Everybody gets his fair share of grief. We pick on .each other as freely as everybody else. My husband •says that the only men who are going to find this show offensive are insecure in their own masculinity." Her husband is the respected actor Hal Holbrook. They met while shooting a TV movie in 1980. As Carter recalls, it was not love at first sight. "He obviously noticed I was a woman . . . and that annoyed him. ' "I liked him, but I was intimidated by him. Actually, put off is a better word. He was quite a grouch. When I met Hal, he had been living by himself for several years. He was a hermit. I eventually made him less grouchy by tickling him. I am an extremely intelligent woman, but I have this strong streak of silliness" Carter's claim to intelligence is not hype or vanity. She graduated first in her high school class in McLemoresville, Tenn., and earned a degree in English literature from Southwestern University • in Memphis, Tenn. NttOftptr EiutrpfOt Aaocieiion "1 am an extremely intelligent woman, but I have this strong streak of silliness. — Dixie Carter FIRST AFTERNC §HpW SAT t SUN CHECH TIMES 8B.O* Oi'TKItU»«lfiH)l:05-3:05.5:b5-7:20-»30 SttEttHll)12:45-3:00-5rl5-7:25-9:40,_„ ClBKMSIt) 1:00-3:00 : FltL KTIi. ltt«T(«)5:00-7:15-9:30 m WK MT(I) 12:50-3:10-5:257:35-9:45 , JMHKKKU) 1:05-3:15-5:20-7:30-9:25 NMWMtfl H(U»)12:55-3:05-5:10-7:lO-9:25: CINEMA TEM $MHSCMli(KU)l:10-3:10'. RICHARD EMU It) DREYR1SS ESTEVEZ STOCEOUT IKT IDTSOll,-25-3:30-5:30-7:30-9:30 i»m MniMTS(Pt) 1:30-4:20-7:00-9:35 1:20-3:20-5:20-7:20-9:20, GOOSE CREEK SIX MM GDI* Hot i:00-3:oo «WTU.(l)5:00-7: 15-9:20 IKHrcit«Kft)l:20-3:15.5:15-7:30-9:30 KiSt IKMl3)l:10.3:OS-5:05-7:00-9jO 4tH fMHflm)12:4S3:00-5:10-7:g-9:40 M EAST(ll)l:lS3:20-5:20-7:20-9:25. Two cops on a stakeout. They watched tier get up in the morning. :i They saw her come home every evening. R lit was all routine until they went undercover. Check PUTT GUIDE for show times "•V HIITHKOnil KMMMMT »(Wr;RH1.... \MI I N(()MI'R()\lhlM, IN I "A SWEETHEART OF A MOVIE/' U 4RI\KTI\(, \C(Ol VI '()\ \\\\ \IKTN\\I WAR THAT MAS >WR \\\'\'\ PnKTfMV H) TMh WAV (K THr MRUNBHORK: the rest of the world wondered why. the Scratmiii Eagles fousdit and died in the fiercest battle of America's bUMxliest war. 'A WINNER! ONE I OF THIS SUM- RIR'S FUNNIEST I FILMS." WHEW RADIO, NEW YORK " NEIL ROSEN , HAMBURGER HILL \Varat it.-? worst. Men at their best. "HAS YOU LAUGHING OUT LOUD;; SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE MICK LA SALLE CANT BUY ME LOVE ABC TV/NT, JOEL SIEfiEi "A PERFECT FILM FOR THE BO'S." LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS JOHN H. RICHERDSONl *i \ "A SUPER ; FILM." NBC-TV, - MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL / . BARRY ZEVAN "FRESH AND APPEALING." THE PITTSBURfi PRESS ED BLANK Check PllTTGUIO£ lot show times 13 PARENTSSTMNMLVCAUTWNCB•£' j m m m • mm n ^ wm m s? m M • mm mm m wi m <m n ifstwiwicimsawsMBu mtlttltiU! Jim mill UUlssiiSSSZJ d Pjramiirt Sttase ""'" ' Check PUTT GUIDE tor show limes "...STEAMY SUSPENSE AND STEAMY ROMANCE... 'NO WAY OUT IS A CRACKLING THRILLER. ...ingenious... THE PERFORMANCES ARE SO GOOD." ROBERT EBCRT, CHIWCO SUN TIMES i I »*6Vt7 nouiifs COUNTDOWN TO TERROR HAS BEGUN. "..TOP-flUALITY SPY THRILLER." KFf MILLAR, HOUSTON CHWNICU NOwnroOr CAINE PIERCE BROSNAN F tor show times MOW PLAYING! Chic* niTTSUlX for $ Aw tints CLASSIC Snow Vtfute and tfo Seven Dwarfs FnPT JrVlt r ttftiif $3.00 BARGAIN MATINEE NOW UNTIL 6 PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY. ON SATURDAY; SUNDAY, & HOLIDAYS FIRST AFTERNOON SHOW ONLY. in Chtc* PUTT CUIOf tot show times' A MASTERPIECE. KUBRICK AT HIS BEST 'THE BEST WAR MOVIE EVER MADE" 'NOTHING LESS THAN A MASTERPIECE' 'ONE OF THE YEAR'S GREAT FILMS" Stanley Kubrick's Hill METAL JACKET :;.««TmcT.o •<>••_ VIM* • it?-.••*! v *;;:.»•«»•-« • »..r •. •:.f Mini ,, C'V^ PttTTGUIDfh' i',\'« Krvi ~r AMERICA LOVES "LA BAMBA." ["Joyous and exhilarating, The music is a delight." "The most welcome surprise of the summer.' 1 "Remarkable. •La Bamba'retlly cooks." OffMM Check PUTT CUIOf tot show tmes At Ocean Front High, what do they call a guy| who cuts classes, hates homework, and lives for summer vacations? leather. MARK HARMON SUMMER SCHOOL - THECWTWSAXtHtXt. Chtct filTTSUOt for show times GOO«C CREEK ftfl GOO«F CREEK SIX CINEMA TTN

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