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Dolly Parton’s Homage to Late Dabney Colemen

In honor of her famous 9 to 5 movie co-star, Dolly Parton wrote a heartfelt tribute to Dabney Coleman.

On Monday (5.20), the superstar singer/songwriter took to her Instagram, remembering her “dear friend” after he passed away on Thursday (5.16) at his home in Santa Monica, California at the age of 92. 

“Dabney was a great actor and became a dear friend.” “He taught me so much when I was doing my first movie, 9 to 5. He was funny, deep and smart. We remained friends through the years and I will miss him greatly, as many people will. Love, Dolly,” wrote the country music legend, along with a heart emoji. 

In the famous 1980 workplace comedy 9 to 5, Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin played colleagues who teamed up to exact revenge on their “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” boss Franklin Hart Jr., played by Coleman. 

Last week, Tomlin and her wife Jane Wagner paid tribute to Coleman on their joint X/Twitter page, writing, “We just loved him” alongside a still from 9 to 5. 

in addition to his iconic 9 to 5 role, Coleman appeared such films as On Golden Pond, Tootsie, You’ve Got Mail and Inspector Gadget and TV shows including Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Buffalo Bill, Boardwalk Empire and Yellowstone.

Paying tribute to his on-screen father, last week Yellowstone star Kevin Costner took to Instagram with “What an honour to have gotten to work with Dabney Coleman. May he rest in peace.”

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Author: Saul Goode

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