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18. She was a Vegas performer even before she’d left high school

Carter’s career goes way beyond just acting, though – she has musical talents as well. Aged just 16, in fact, she and her then band The Relatives spent three months performing at the Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Since she was under 21, however, she had to use the kitchen to get to the stage.

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17. She’s friends with Hillary Clinton

Carter doesn’t just play powerful women – she hangs out with them as well. She’s been friends with Hillary Clinton for more than 30 years, for instance. And she and her husband Robert Altman gave Clinton a great deal of support during her 2016 election campaign.

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16. She made up for spilling champagne on Howard Cosell in a brilliant way

While shooting an episode of Battle of the Network Stars in 1976, she spilled champagne on host Howard Cosell’s head. Unbeknownst to Carter, however, Cosell was wearing a toupee at the time. Subsequently, whenever she saw him eating out, she’d buy him a bottle by way of apology.

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