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Dixie Longate rings up laughs and sales in 'Dixie's Tupperware Party'
Dixie Longate rings up laughs and sales in 'Dixie's Tupperware Party'

Showbiz has been this route before: a man playing a woman who sports a stereotypical regional and class-specific accent, outrageous hair and accessories, and a wit wicked enough to keep the character airborne on continual gusts of laughter. Spasms, even. Now that Dame Edna Everage has gone into retirement, the field lays wide open for Dixie Longate, just as Dixie herself does if the right man comes along, or better yet, the wrong one, especially if he's a trucker or excels at riding mechanical bulls in honky-tonks. Not one to buck tradition, Dixie, a Southern belle from the wrong side of town, follows the Dame in sticking to her stage persona during interviews and leaving Kris...

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