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Repost: And the lights have gone out in Georgia


www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/TV/04/10/dixie.carter.obit/index.html

Dixie Carter Dies at Age 70

Strong woman that always played strong roles. Loved her as Julia Sugarbaker.

My favorite Julia quote:

Quote Originally Posted by Julia Sugarbaker

Yes, and I gather from your comments there are a couple of other things you don't know, Marjorie. For example, you probably didn't know that Suzanne was the only contestant in Georgia pageant history to sweep every category except congeniality, and that is not something the women in my family aspire to anyway. Or that when she walked down the runway in her swimsuit, five contestants quit on the spot. Or that when she emerged from the isolation booth to answer the question, "What would you do to prevent war?" she spoke so eloquently of patriotism, battlefields and diamond tiaras, grown men wept. And you probably didn't know, Marjorie, that Suzanne was not just any Miss Georgia, she was the Miss Georgia. She didn't twirl just a baton, that baton was on fire. And when she threw that baton into the air, it flew higher, further, faster than any baton has ever flown before, hitting a transformer and showering the darkened arena with sparks! And when it finally did come down, Marjorie, my sister caught that baton, and 12,000 people jumped to their feet for sixteen and one-half minutes of uninterrupted thunderous ovation, as flames illuminated her tear-stained face! And that, Marjorie - just so you will know - and your children will someday know - is the night the lights went out in Georgia!

Comments

Aw, I loved her as Julia Sugarbaker too.

I'm such a poof

I remember her making that speech (soliloquy?) and crying (well, ok, tearing up) and still do. So happy to have found it (on a WoW gaming board no less!!) and been able to post it/save it to my journal.

Re: I'm such a poof

Another friend just posted it on Facebook:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV86kehwkc0

Re: I'm such a poof

Thanks!

If anyone asked me my definition of "family" that's pretty d*mn close right-ch'd there. (As Larry the Cable Guy might say...)

This is sadness.