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Dolly Parton dishes with Vicki Gabereau in ‘86

The Story

"I'm a real good cook, but I love to cook country food," says music legend Dolly Parton. The quintessential country girl says she loves turnip greens, blackberry dumplings, fried okra and fried chicken. In this 1986 interview, Parton tells CBC's Vicki Gabereau that all these southern specialties and more will be available at her new theme park in Tennessee called "Dollywood." She also discusses her recent musical collaborations, her burgeoning film career, her shoe fetish and her plans to write a book about her life.

Medium: Radio
Program: Gabereau
Broadcast Date: April 14, 1986
Guest(s): Dolly Parton
Host: Vicki Gabereau
Duration: 31:23

Did You know?

• Dolly Parton was born Jan. 19, 1946 in Tennessee. She was the fourth of 12 children. Her family was extremely poor. Her hit song Coat of Many Colours was based on her own experiences as a child, when her mother stitched together a coat for her using rags that had been given to the family. (Note: Coat of Many Colours was played in the original 1986 airing of this interview, but has been cut for copyright reasons. George Jones's Second Time Around was also cut from the online version of this interview for copyright reasons).

• Parton did indeed write a book about her life. In 1994, she published Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business. She also published a cookbook called Dolly's Dixie Fixin's in 2006.



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