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‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’

Published July 23, 1982 / Last Updated August 23, 2015

Dolly and Burt Reynolds star in Oscar-nominated, ‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’

In 1982, Dolly starred alongside Burt Reynolds in the American musical comedy film, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” The film revolves around a sheriff, played by Burt Reynolds, and a regular patron who fights to keep a historical whorehouse open when a television preacher targets it as the devil’s playhouse.

The film was Dolly’s second appearance in a major theatrical release, her first being “9 to 5.” The film was successfully positioned as a star vehicle for Dolly and Burt Reynolds.

With a budget of $35 million and gross box office sales of $69 million, the film was a huge success. It earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture in a Comedy or Musical and Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for Dolly.

Team Dolly

Team Dolly

Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Team Dolly

Team Dolly

Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton. Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons Creative Director - Sarah Chapman Senior Editor - Amanda Webb

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