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24 surprisingly good acting roles by musicians

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Dolly Parton in 9 to 5

After the music and the, uh, nevermind, Dolly Parton’s biggest asset is definitely her natural acting talent. Parton more than managed to hold her own against Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda in the 1980 comedy 9 to 5, for which she also wrote the wildly-successful theme. “9 To 5” the song became one of the biggest hits of the 80s, a multiple Grammy winner, and a signature tune of Parton’s, but that shouldn’t overshadow her first-rate acting work as the confident, good-natured Doralee Rhodes.