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  • Dolly Parton

    Born on January 19, 1946 in Sevierville, Tennessee

awards & nominations

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)

Dolly Parton as "Mona Stangley"

Miss Mona (Dolly Parton) runs the Chicken Ranch, a brothel with a long history in a small Texas town. The locals have a good relationship with the institution, and Mona is respected in the community. The sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd (Burt Reynolds), also looks out for the Chicken Ranch due to his past with Miss Mona. However, when pious reporter Melvin Thorpe (Dom DeLuise) exposes the brothel, outside interests want it shut down, putting the governor (Charles Durning) in a tough spot.

Golden Globe (1982) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

9 to 5 (1980)

Dolly Parton as "Doralee Rhodes"

Office satire about three female secretaries who decide to get revenge on their tyrannical, sexist boss by abducting him and running the business themselves. The trio, one of whom has been passed over for promotion because she is a woman, spend a night together having drug-induced fantasies of killing the slave-driving chauvinist. One of them panics the following day when she suspects she really has poisoned the tyrant.

Golden Globe (1980) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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