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TV movie to focus on Dolly Parton's life growing up poor in Appalachia


NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Dolly Parton wants the upcoming TV movie about her life growing up poor in Appalachia to show viewers the kind of family she thinks is missing on television today.

Parton, 69, is working with NBC on the TV movie, which she expects will be coming out later this year for the winter holidays, based on her hit song "Coat Of Many Colors."

Eight-year-old actress Alyvia Lind has been cast to play the young Parton on the movie set of 1950s East Tennessee, while Parton may appear as well.

Parton is headlining two sold-out shows in Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday and Saturday, the first time the country legend has played Music City in a dozen years.

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