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Dolly Parton Sweetly Pays Tribute To Olympia Dukakis Following Her Death

Dolly Parton is counting herself as one of the lucky ones after hearing of Olympia Dukakispassing at the age of 89 over the weekend.

The 75-year-old singer starred with Olympia in 1989′s Steel Magnolias.

“I was so sorry to hear that Olympia Dukakis had passed away,” she shared in a statement to Today. “She has been one of my favorite people that I have ever known or worked with.”

Dolly added, “I really got very close to her and felt like we were good friends. Even though I didn’t get to see her much, I thought of her often and knew that she was such a quality human being. She will be missed by her fans, her family, and those of us that were lucky enough to get to know her personally.”

Another of Olympia‘s Steel Magnolias co-stars, Sally Field, also shared her tribute on Twitter.

Many other stars are paying tribute to Olympia following her death. Read the tweets here…

Olympia Dukakis' 'Moonstruck' Co-Star Cher & More Stars React to Her Death

Stars in Hollywood are speaking out to pay tribute to Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, who sadly passed away at the age of 89.

Dukakis‘ brother announced that she died on Saturday morning (May 1) in New York City after “many months of failing health.”

Best known for her Academy Award-winning work in the movie Moonstruck, Olympia was also known for her roles in Steel Magnolias, Look Who’s Talking, and the series Tales of the City. She most recently starred in the Netflix reboot of the series.

Cher, who played Olympia‘s daughter in Moonstruck, took to Twitter and wrote, “Olympia Dukakis Was an Amazing, Academy Award Winning Actress. Olympia Played My Mom In Moonstruck, & Even Though Her Part was That Of a Suffering Wife, WeπŸ˜‚ALL The Time. She Would Tell Me How MUCH She Loved Louis, Her ”Handsome Talented, Husband.” I Talked To Her 3 Wks Ago. Rip Dear One.”

Such stars as Viola Davis, Rosie O’Donnell, and George Takei have also taken to Twitter to pay tribute to her life and career.

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Olympia Dukakis Dead - Oscar-Winning Actress Passes Away at 89

Olympia Dukakis has sadly passed away.

The legendary actress, who won an Oscar for her performance in the movie Moonstruck, has died at the age of 89.

Olympia‘s brother Apollo Dukakis announced on Facebook that she died on Saturday morning (May 1). He wrote, “My beloved sister, Olympia Dukakis, passed away this morning in New York City. After many months of failing health she is finally at peace and with her Louis.”

Other performances that Olympia was known for include her work in Steel Magnolias, Look Who’s Talking, and the Joan of Arc mini-series. She starred in the 1993 series Tales of the City, the sequel series More Tales of the City, and most recently, the Netflix reboot Tales of the City.

A feature-length documentary film about her life, titled Olympia, was released last year.

We’re sending our thoughts and condolences to Olympia‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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Ellen Page Couples Up With Wife Emma Portner at 'Tales of the City' Premiere

Ellen Page was joined by her wife Emma Portner at the premiere of Tales of the City!

The 32-year-old actress hit the carpet at the event on Monday night (June 3) at Build Studio in New York City.

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She was joined by her co-stars Charlie Barnett, Laura Linney, Alan Poul, Zosia Mamet and Lauren Morelli.

Other attendees included cast mates Murray Bartlett, Olympia Dukakis, May Hong and Ashley Park.

The upcoming series is based on the books by Armistead Maupin and follows Mary Ann as she returns to present-day San Francisco and reunites with her daughter and ex-husband, twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career.

Mary Ann is quickly drawn back into the orbit of her chosen family and a new generation of queer young residents living at 28 Barbary Lane.

Make sure to check out the trailer for the show!

Tales of the City will debut on June 7 on Netflix.

FYI: Ashley is wearing a Kochetkova dress. Zosia is wearing an Antonio Berardi dress.

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Ellen Page Stars in New 'Tales of the City' Trailer - Watch Now!

A new trailer for Laura Linney and Ellen Page’s upcoming Netflix limited series Tales of the City has been released!

Here’s a synopsis: Inspired by the books of Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City begins a new chapter in the beloved story. Mary Ann (Linney) returns to present-day San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna (Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross), twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann is quickly drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis), her chosen family and a new generation of queer young residents living at 28 Barbary Lane.

Tales of the City will debut on June 7 on Netflix.

Netflix's 'Tales of the City' Gets a First Look Trailer - Watch Now!

Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City has a brand new teaser from Netflix!

Here’s a synopsis: Inspired by the books of Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City begins a new chapter in the beloved story. Mary Ann (Laura Linney) returns to present-day San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross), twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann is quickly drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis), her chosen family and a new generation of queer young residents living at 28 Barbary Lane.

The limited series will debut on June 7 on Netflix.

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Diane Kruger & Bryan Cranston Premiere 'The Infiltrator' in NYC

Diane Kruger poses alongside her The Infiltrator co-star Bryan Cranston at the premiere of their film on Monday night (July 11) at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater in New York City.

The duo was also joined by their other co-stars Benjamin Bratt, Olympia Dukakis and John Leguizamo.

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Before the premiere, Diane took to her Instagram to share her excitement about the film and express her love for Bryan.

“So excited 😍😍😍😍😍😍 !!!! You guys won’t be disappointed, I promise and I can honestly watch Bryan Cranston read the phone book to me… Ha,” she wrote.

FYI: Diane is wearing a Jason Wu dress and Repossi rings and earrings.

15+ pictures inside from The Infiltrator premiere…
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