Dolly Parton surprises child actress on The Today Show

Country music legend Dolly Parton is making a movie based on her life and today she let the child actress know she’d gotten the lead part.

7-year-old Alyvia Lind had no idea before Parton personally gave her the news.

You can watch the video of announcement here.

The movie will be called “Coat of Many Colors,” the name of Parton’s favorite song.  It tells the story of how her mother stitched together a coat for her daughter out of rags given to the family telling her the biblical story of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colors.   But when the girl debuts the new coat to her classmates, she’s ridiculed for wearing rags.

The original coat is now on display in Parton’s Chasing Rainbows Museum at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN.



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