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When Dolly Parton won her first Cma Award in 1968 for Vocal Group of the Year with her duet partner Porter Wagoner, she stood demurely behind Wagoner as he delivered an acceptance speech, uttering hardly a word.
Just ten years later, Parton was front and center as a solo artist up for the Cma’s top honor, Entertainer of the Year and the moment was all hers. But just before presenters Johnny Cash and Ronnie Milsap announced her name as the winner, her gown split down the front.
“I remember thinking this is such a beautiful dress, but the fabric is so delicate! »
- Emily Kirkpatrick
“I hope my family is watching back home.”
That’s what Dolly Parton thought when she won her first Country Music Association award in 1968. The Cma Awards were in their infancy, only one year old, and were being televised for the first time, but for a young country singer, winning one of the bullet-shaped trophies was already the stuff of dreams.
“I remember how proud I was to win an award,” Parton says of her first Cma, which she shared with duet partner Porter Wagoner for Vocal Group of the Year. “I remember thinking, ‘I hope my family is seeing all of this. »
Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman
Happy Birthday to one of We Are Movie Geeks favorite stars. Clint Eastwood was born on this day in 1930, making him 86 years old. The actor and two-time Oscar winning director hasn’t let his age slow him down a bit. Sully, his new movie as a director, opens in September.
We posted a list in 2011 of his ten best directorial efforts Here
Clint Eastwood has appeared in 68 films in his six (!) decades as an actor, and here, according to We Are Movie Geeks, are his ten best:
Honorable Mention: Honkytonk Man
By the 1980s, Clint Eastwood was one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars. With his own production company, directorial skills, and economic clout, Eastwood was able to make smaller, more personal films. A perfect example is the underrated Honkytonk Man, which also happens to be one of Eastwood’s finest performances. »
- Movie Geeks
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