A whole host of glowing tributes were paid to Burt Reynolds after his death at the age of 82 in the summer of 2018. But perhaps the most heartfelt came from his The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas co-star Dolly Parton. Here’s how the country legend’s kind words may well have reduced many to tears.
Born in Tennessee in 1946, Dolly Parton first achieved success on the country music scene as a songwriter penning hits for several of Nashville’s finest. She would become an artist in her own right, however, with the release of her 1967 debut album, Hello, I’m Dolly, and a handful of duet LPs with crooner Porter Wagoner. And a period of solo commercial success would then arrive in the 1970s and early 1980s.