Dolly Parton turns 75: Country music legend’s birthday want is ‘a name for kindness’

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As Dolly Parton blows out the candles on her birthday cake Tuesday, she’s asking for a present that may’t be purchased.“This year my wish is a call for kindness,” Parton captioned a throwback picture of herself, as she turned 75. “We can’t just hope for a brighter day, we have to work for a brighter day. Love too often gets buried in a world of hurt and fear. We have to work to dig it out so we can share it with our family, our friends and our neighbors. So today, January 19th, let’s get to unearthing love.”Dolly Parton, pictured on Today in 2017, turns 75 on Jan. 19, 2021. (Photo: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)Parton, whose message arrives because the nation is split politically and within the throes of a pandemic, has carried out extra than simply want everybody properly throughout a tricky time: She donated $1 million to the event of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. She’s continued to steer her Imagination Library, which promotes youngsters’s literacy by offering books for youngsters below 5.The nation music legend, who has often saved her political feedback to her songs, additionally spoke out in help of the Black Lives Matter motion and defined dropping the “Dixie” from the identify of her Medieval Times-like dinner attraction, Dolly Parton’s Stampede, due to its association with the Confederacy.“I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen,” Parton advised Billboard in August 2020. “And of course Black lives matter. Do we think our little white a**es are the only ones that matter? No!”Though Parton has loads to have a good time on her birthday, she’s lengthy joked that she refuses to get any older — and that she doesn’t have time for it anyway.“I’m just gonna be the best that I can be at whatever age I am,” she advised Oprah Winfrey on The Oprah Conversation in November 2020. “And I bet you I’m not gonna look that different at 95 because I’m like the Gabor sisters. I’m gonna look like a cartoon. I’ll have on the makeup. I’ll look as young as my plastic surgeons will allow me. And it’s like all that makeup and lighting and all that. But I think more than anything, it’s about what comes from inside you.”Story continuesRead extra from Yahoo Entertainment:

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