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Stand by Your Man (1981)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | Music  -  13 May 1981 (USA)
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The rags-to-riches tale of country western queen, Tammy Wynette, follows her life from her impoverished childhood to country's First Lady and her two rocky marriages to fellow superstar George Jones.

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Tammy Wynette
Tim McIntire ...
George Jones
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Euple Byrd
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Billy Sherrill
Helen Page Camp ...
Mother Pugh
John Horn ...
Charlie Carter
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Jane
Ivy Bethune ...
Clara Jones
Rudy Bond ...
Grandfather
Dorothy Butts ...
Doris
Robert Carnegie ...
Glen Daley
Rhodie Cogan ...
Grandmother
Fredric Cook ...
Richard
Buddy Farmer ...
M.C.
Jennifer Gay ...
Girl
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The rags-to-riches tale of country western queen, Tammy Wynette, follows her life from her impoverished childhood to country's First Lady and her two rocky marriages to fellow superstar George Jones.

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Annette O'Toole did her own singing as Tammy Wynnette. See more »

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Excellent movie!
17 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't think of anything I didn't like about this movie. Annette O'Toole was superb in both her acting and singing, and I feel she "did Tammy Wynette proud". I always enjoy learning more about the private lives of my favorite singers, and it's important that the details be as close to real life as possible when they are depicted in a movie. From what I've learned, this movie did just that. The details of her life and career, from being a hairdresser to her introduction on the stage next to George Jones, who later became her husband, was inspirational. I found it to be uplifting in that, even though in a bad marriage, and with 3 children, she had the determination to make a better life for her family. Her marriage to George was later dissolved, but country music fans continue to see them as one of the great loves never to be forgotten, and this particular movie captures the essence of that love, and why we love them so much. I am a fan of both Annette and Tammy. Unfortunately, we won't be seeing any more of Tammy, but I do look forward to more Annette movies and appearances...she's wonderful!


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