- Dolly Parton, the iconic country singer and award-winning actress, is celebrating her 75th birthday
- The iconic performer has lived a life full of accomplishments and most recently added to her humanitarian efforts by contributing to the development of a Covid-19 vaccine
- Dolly posted a throwback to mark the occasion and used her birthday wish to call for kindness
Dolly Parton is celebrating her 75th birthday. The iconic performer is recognised all over the world and has awards from every corner of the entertainment industry to her name.
Her bright blonde hair and Southern twang have a remarkably disarming charm about them and might make her appear whimsical, but Dolly remains a driven career-woman, loving wife and devoted humanitarian.
Dolly posted a throwback photograph of herself from earlier days in entertainment and wrote a caption that expressed how her birthday wish was a call to kindness.
"Thank you for all of the love on my birthday. This year my wish is a call for kindness. We can’t just hope for a brighter day, we have to work for a brighter day. Love too often gets buried in a world of hurt and fear. We have to work to dig it out so we can share it with our family, our friends and our neighbors. So today, January 19th, let’s get to unearthing love."
Dolly showed her kindness to humanity as the star gave her support, and money, to coronavirus research. Just after the Covid-19 crisis had been declared a pandemic, Dolly donated $1 million dollars to Vanderbilt University's research into the virus.
The university's research was directly involved in the development of the Moderna vaccine, which has had an incredibly high success rate against the virus.
The country singer's donation, which amounts to more than R15 million, was vital in the latest attempt at combatting the virus that threw the world into its current health crisis.
The world is certainly lucky to have had Dolly Parton for a whole 75 years.
In other international celebrity-related news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Lady Gaga calling for peace ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Lady Gaga is at the US Capitol to join the host of Hollywood and music industry A-listers who are set to perform at the event.
The musician and Oscar-winner took to social media ahead of the big day to plead for peace from the site which recently dominated headlines around the world after it housed scenes of violence and insurrection.
Gaga plead for peace in her caption as well as wrote that she was praying for the inauguration to mark the beginning of an era of hope and love for the American people.
Her caption read:
"I pray tomorrow will be a day of peace for all Americans. A day for love, not hatred. A day for acceptance not fear. A day for dreaming of our future joy as a country. A dream that is non-violent, a dream that provides safety for our souls. Love, from the Capitol"
Lady Gaga has been an avid supporter of the Biden-Harris administration and participated in campaign events for them during the election so was an obvious choice to be part of the event.
The picture Gaga paired with her call for peace was one that encapsulated the grandeur of the Capitol building and showed her in a praying stance. She wore a white outfit to drive the message of peace as well as to echo the symbolic suffragette-white that Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris wore for her own victory speech.
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