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

The biographical 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 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 ... 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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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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What a waste of talent!
14 August 2000 | by dnwalkerSee all my reviews

The movie was fairly well done, although it was hardly in the same class with Coal Miner's Daughter or Stand by Your Man. Of course, Dottie West wasn't in the same class with Loretta Lynn or Tammy Wynette, either.

It's incomprehensible that anyone could have made the money she did in her career and thrown it all away, ending up broke and in debt. What an absolute waste!


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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

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1.33 : 1
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