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Dottie West

Dottie West was one of country music's greatest female stars for 30 years. Her career began in 1959 when she made her first recording for Starday Records. She first made the national charts in 1963 and the following year had a blockbuster country hit with "Here Comes My Baby Back Again" which would earn her the Best Country Female Vocal Grammy Award. Her hits continued through the rest of the 1960's and into the 1970's, a highpoint being her song "Country Sunshine" in 1973 which earned her two more Grammy nominations and was used in an iconic Coca-Cola commercial.In 1978 she recorded a duet album with pop/country superstar Kenny Rogers that brought her even greater fame and many awards, and launched Dottie's solo career to even new heights including three number records and her hits crossing over to chart on the pop/rock charts as well. This new music super-stardom for Dottie led to multiple appearances on all the major variety and talk shows of the era as well as acting gigs on "The Dukes of Hazard", "The Fall Guy" and "The Love Boat".Dottie's career began to recede by 1985 with the last of her hits and fewer television appearances. She died in 1991 from injuries in a car accident at age 58 but will always be remembered as one of the great queens of country music.

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Oct 11, 1932 In Smithville, Tennessee, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Austin City Limits 1975
Latest Project:
Series The Fall Guy 1981-11-04

2 wins.

Known For
Poster of The Fall Guy
The Fall Guy Unknown 1981-11-04
The Dukes of Hazzard Unknown 1979-01-26
The Love Boat Unknown 1977-05-05
Austin City Limits Self 1 episode, 1984 1975