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  • Dolly Parton

    Born on January 19, 1946 in Sevierville, Tennessee

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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

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Jan 13th 2012, 2:16PM

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Jan 12th 2012, 11:59AM

Oscar's Biggest Upsets: 16 Jaw-Dropping Moments in Academy Awards History

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Feb 24th 2011, 1:00AM

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Nov 24th 2010, 5:00AM

The Worst Musical Movie Moments Ever (VIDEO)

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Pete Stanton on Aug 1st 2010, 3:37AM

Aug 1st 2010, 3:37AM

Scenes We Love: '9 to 5'

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jun 28th 2010, 8:48AM

Jun 28th 2010, 8:48AM

Scenes (Songs) We Love: "I Will Always Love You"

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Jen Yamato on Apr 9th 2010, 2:45PM

Apr 9th 2010, 2:45PM

Heidi Montag Wants to Make a 3D Movie Where her Breasts Kill a Shark

Posted by
Peter Hall on Mar 26th 2010, 10:15AM

Mar 26th 2010, 10:15AM

Universal Will Remake 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas'

Posted by
Gary Susman on Feb 11th 2010, 8:15AM

Feb 11th 2010, 8:15AM

Scenes (Songs) We Love: "Country Place" From 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas'

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Jessica Barnes on Jan 24th 2010, 9:33AM

Jan 24th 2010, 9:33AM

Top 10 Country Stars in the Movies

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Bob Cannon on Dec 9th 2009, 10:50AM

Dec 9th 2009, 10:50AM

Free Flick of the Day: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

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Monika Bartyzel on Oct 21st 2009, 12:32PM

Oct 21st 2009, 12:32PM

Terrific Trailers: 9 to 5

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Jessica Barnes on Oct 1st 2009, 4:32PM

Oct 1st 2009, 4:32PM

Cinematical Seven: When Cupid's Arrow Missed the Mark - Bad Romantic Matchups

Posted by
Jeffrey M. Anderson on Feb 14th 2008, 7:02AM

Feb 14th 2008, 7:02AM

Hello, Dolly!

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Nov 25th 2006, 1:30PM

Nov 25th 2006, 1:30PM

aGLIFF Review: For the Love of Dolly

Posted by
Jette Kernion on Oct 9th 2006, 9:08AM

Oct 9th 2006, 9:08AM

Kennedy Center to Honor Spielberg and Dolly

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Sep 7th 2006, 8:32AM

Sep 7th 2006, 8:32AM

Quickhits: 9 to 5 Again?, Columbia Lands McElwain, Cruise Baby Screwing Up MI3

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Martha Fischer on Apr 19th 2006, 4:04PM

Apr 19th 2006, 4:04PM

Post-Oscar Round-Up: The Shallow Take

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Martha Fischer on Mar 6th 2006, 3:03PM

Mar 6th 2006, 3:03PM

Working 9 to 5, on stage

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Feb 26th 2006, 10:37AM

Feb 26th 2006, 10:37AM

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