Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tribute to a Strong Southern Woman

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May 25, 1939-April 10, 2010

My fondest memory of Dixie Carter is from an old "Designing Women" episode in which her character's sister Suzanne Sugarbaker is being ridiculed for her part in a beauty pageant. Dixie's "the night the lights went out in Georgia" monologue is one I will never forget. I'll miss her . I think a lot of us will.

24 comments:

  1. I had no idea she passed. I loved her on that show and in other roles.

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  2. Susan, I just got done watching the video clip of her "Sweet Georgia Brown" skit- I laughed so hard I cried. Lovely woman and prayers go out to her family
    xoxo Pattie

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  3. Good morning Susan. I just loved her and had no idea she had passed either. I loved the episode where she told someone off and had this wonderful speech about in the South we don't hide our crazy family members in the attic we bring them out for everyone to see. What a true elegant Southern woman she was and what a perfect character for her.

    Hugs...Tracy :)

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  4. That show was an all time favorite for us, and we watched the reruns until they quit airing them. She was truly one of a kind. She will be missed.

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  5. Oh no! I did not know she passed either. I love her in so many things but Designing Women was a favorite. She was just so southern! I am sad but she had a wonderful life.

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  6. My goodness...I'm joining the group of "I had no idea"!
    Loved her...
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  7. Oh, I also did not realize Dixie Carter had passed. She seemed to be a strong woman in real life mirroring her TV role. I totally remember that episode about the flaming batons and...the night the lights went out in Georgia. It's one of my favorites.

    ~Bonnie

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  8. She was "Designing Women", still lvoe seeing the reruns. Her delivery was always perfect... remembering the episode of "Don" !!

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  9. Oh me too, I had no idea! I loved her in Designing Women.

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  10. Thanks for stopping by Yoga Gal, Susan! Dixie Carter was such a quintessential Tennessee lady. I have the Night Went Out in Georgia scene over at my blog if anyone wants to watch:

    http://yoga-gal.blogspot.com/2010/04/and-that-is-night-lights-went-out-in.html

    It is still a classic, but kind of sad now.

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  11. I was so saddened to hear of her passing, too!!! I loved Designing Women!!! Thank you so much for being such a faithful follower of my blog. By having my give-a-way...and asking my current followers to acknowledge themselves...gives me an opportunity to get to know you better!!!

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  12. May she rest in peace, Dixie was an amazing lady. I'll bet heaven is a livelier place today.

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  13. Susan, she will be missed. She was a beautiful person - inside and out. It's hard to believe she's gone, and we won't be seeing her beautiful smile any more. I'm so sad for her family. It sounds like it was a shock. I know it was for me. laurie

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  14. Hi Susan,

    Dixie was a beautiful Lady and will be sadly missed.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  15. She was a gracious woman and a unique actress. I haven't heard anyone mention that she also sang in very tasteful after dinner spots in NYC for many years. She was a beautiful woman in all regards. She will be missed.

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  16. I always loved watching her! She was wonderful in Designing Women! I had not idea she died. So sad. I hope I will be thought of such a gracious lady as she! Only one can hope!

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  17. I was saddened to hear of her death. I read it in the news the other day. She was a gracious lady on screen and off screen and in fact was the epitome of the word a "lady". I loved her character in Designing Women and it was so nice to be able to watch a show about strong women. Yes that monologue was one of my favorites as well. I had to visit your blog when I read a comment on another blog about Petula Clark and "Downtown" I was probably 5 when that song came out and I learned every word of it. I still know all the words. As I got older anytime I would hear that song it would instantly transport me to a better happier childhood time, a time of innocence. Even now if I hear it on the radio I have to turn it up and stay in the car till the song is finished. So to anyone else that remembers and loves the song as much as I do, I had to make it a point to come over to say hello.

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  18. Hi Susan! Dixie was a special lady with true elegance wasn't she? I wanted to stop by and tell you how fun your blog is. Thanks for stopping by mine so I could follow yours! We will get along just fine us vertically challenged girls, eating crab on a beach! Some of my favorite things too! Looking forward to more fun! Thnaks, Donna...the 3rd sister

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  19. I was very sad to hear that she had died! I'm glad you did a tribute to her! She was a gracious "Southern belle". Lauralu

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  20. I didn't realize this. She was a true great lady! Her husband came to our town a couple of years ago to perform a one man show as Mark Twain. Julia and her "Ray Don" episode were a hoot ~ and no flaming baton could hold a candle to her scorching tongue if someone needed telling off! I'll miss her.

    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  21. Susan~I too was an admirer of Dixie Carter's talent. She had a magical gift to draw you in thorough her dialogs of defense. It always made me want to rise to my feet in a standing ovation.

    I loved her beauty inside and out...She will be greatly missed!

    Sweet wishes,
    Sara

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