Dolly Parton pays tribute to '9 To 5' actor Dabney Coleman, who has died aged 92

21 May 2024, 11:28

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By Mayer Nissim

Dolly Parton starred opposite Dabney Coleman in the hit 1980 film.

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Dolly Parton has paid tribute to actor Dabney Coleman, who died earlier this month at the age of 92.

Parton appeared opposite Dabney Coleman in the hit 1980 film 9 to 5.

Directed by Colin Higgins, 9 to 5 starred Dolly, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as three members of staff at Consolidated Companies who have to deal with a sexist boss Franklin Hart, played by Coleman.

Coleman died at his home in Santa Monica, California last Thursday (May 16), his daughter Quincy Coleman confirmed.

“Dabney was a great actor and became a dear friend," Dolly wrote on Instagram.

He taught me so much when I was doing my first movie, 9 to 5. He was funny, deep and smart.

"We remained friends through the years and I will miss him greatly as many people will. Love, Dolly."

As well as 9 to 5, Coleman had roles in films like WarGames, Tootsie, The Muppets Take Manhattan and You’ve Got Mail.