Dolly Parton and Sally Field commemorate their “Steel Magnolia” co-star Olympia Dukakis, who died Saturday at the age of 89.
Parton said in a statement shared with Hoy: “I am very sorry to hear that Olympia Dukakis has passed away.” “She has always been one of my favorite people that I know or have worked with.”
“I’m very close to her and I think we’re good friends,” the 75-year-old country idol continued. “Even if I don’t see her much, I often think of her, knowing that she is a person of good taste. Her fans, her family and we lucky people will miss her. Get to know her.”
Parton and Dukakis co-starred in the 1989 film “Steel Magnolia,” which was adapted from the 1987 drama of the same name. Set in a small southern town, this dramatic and cinematic background film shows the bond between a group of women and the way one of them, M`Lynn Eatenton, managed when she lost her daughter. In the movie, M`Lynn is played by Field, and he also remembers his starring role belatedly this weekend.
“What can I say, but I love her? Everyone loves her,” Field, now 74, said in a statement to Today. “She is a gift … a unique and talented gift. My friend Olympia, rest in peace.”
Another Dukakis co-star still remembers her legacy, she and Cher starred in Norman Jewison’s 1987 film “Moonstruck”. They both described a working-class Italian-American mother-daughter duo with the Oscars.
Cher, 74, said on Twitter Saturday: “Olympia Dukakis is an amazing Academy Awards actress,” said Dukakis passed away on Twitter shortly after the news of.
“Olympia played my mother playing on the moon, even if her role is that of a suffering wife, we have always been (laughing).” She added: “I was talking to her three weeks ago . RIP, dear