It’s long been rumoured that Dolly Parton was a secret producer of the supernatural drama, Buffy The Vampire Slayer. The television series which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar in the titular role alongside Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters and Emma Caulfield, ran for seven seasons from 1997-2003.
On a recent appearance of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Gellar confirmed the rumours.
She said, “Little known fact, the legend, Dolly Party, was a producer. We never saw her. We’d get Christmas gifts in the beginning that would have her name, and I would think, ‘She doesn’t know who I am.’”
“Then one day, someone asked her about it, and she complimented the show and my performance,” Gellar continued. “And I was like, ‘Oh, I can die now. Dolly Parton knows who I am and thinks I’m good.’”
According to the New York Post, Parton and the late Sandy Gallin co-founded Sandollar Productions back in 1986, which produced Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the spinoff series Angel, and also the original Buffy movie back in 1992, which starred Kristy Swanson.
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Recently, Dionne Warwick revealed she and Parton are planning on releasing a new collaborative gospel song titled Peace Like A River. Parton also joined the video sharing platform TikTok and released the theme song for the Kyle Marvin-directed film, 80 For Brady with Debbie Harry, Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper and Gloria Estefan. On a recent episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, Parton also admitted she has a secret song that won't be released until she turns 99 years old.
Parton has earned 11 GRAMMY wins and 50 nominations to date, including her 2021 win in the ‘Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song' category, for her collaboration with Zach Williams. Parton previously teamed with Netflix on the documentary Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute, anthology series Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings and Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square.
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