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Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (1995)

The autobiographical story of the life of country music legend Dottie West.

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Bill D'Elia
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michele Lee ... Dottie West
Chet Atkins ... Chet Atkins
David James Elliott ... Byron Metcalf
Larry Gatlin ... Larry Gatlin
Kris Kristofferson ... Kris Kristofferson
Loretta Lynn ... Loretta Lynn
Willie Nelson ... Willie Nelson
Dolly Parton ... Dolly Parton
Kenny Rogers ... Kenny Rogers
William Russ ... Bill West
Lisa Akey Lisa Akey ... Shelly West
Ben Browder ... Al Winters
Tony Higgins Tony Higgins ... Young Kris
J. Don Ferguson J. Don Ferguson ... Wendy Blevins
Rebecca Koon ... Mrs. Marsh
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Dottie West fought a difficult childhood to rise as one of country music's icons winning the first ever Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1965. She pushed the boundaries of country music and befriended some of their greatest musical artistes. Poor management besieged her with financial problems, and she was on her way to fighting them through when she was killed. Written by mahajanssen

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Dottie receives a telegram notifying her of her father's death in approximately 1980. Both of Dottie's parents died prior to 1970. See more »

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Amazing story and acting
27 August 2003 | by lucas_dunawaySee all my reviews

Dottie West led a life that was straight from rags to riches, and back to rags again. She was born very, very poor. She was raped by her father, who later went to prison for it. She had 3 troubled marriages, 4 kids, world-wide fame, fortune, and terrible luck. After an amazing career, she found that she owed the IRS nearly $2 million dollars. She had to sell her home, and auction off everything she owned in order to pay the debt. She died an untimely death in 1991, with injuries that occured in a car accident. This film was amazing. Michele Lee did an outstanding job as Dottie. She looked like Dot, and sanf like her. The ending was a bit strange, because it never showed Dottie going to the hospital, or going through surgery. All in all, is you like biographies, watch this film. I give it a 9 out of 10.


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