Dolly stars in American comedy-drama, 'Steel Magnolias'
In 1989, Dolly starred as Louisiana beauty shop owner Truvy Jones in the American comedy-drama "Steel Magnolias." The film adaption based on the 1987 play of the same name, tells the story of a group of close-knit women who bond through various family crises. As the title suggests, the main female characters can be as delicate as a magnolia tree and tough as steel.
The film earned a worldwide gross of nearly $100 million at the box office.
Julia Roberts was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Sally Field was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. The enduring film also starred Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, and Daryl Hannah.