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We were saddened to hear that Designing Women star Dixie Carter passed away on Saturday at age 70. Her memorable character, the tough-but-sweet Southern belle Julia Sugarbaker, still stands as inspiration for strong, opinionated women everywhere and our favorite clip proves it. In her famous "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" speech, Julia defended her sister Suzanne (played by the lovely Delta Burke) from a snooty pageant queen by unleashing a fury that's pretty hard to beat. Enjoy the classic scene and share your favorite Dixie Carter moments in the comments section below!