Dolly Parton celebrates her (reported) 71st birthday today (Thursday, January 19th)! The legendary superstar has often said that on the occasion of her birthday every year she writes a song.

Dolly tells us that creating songs makes her feel like she's contributing to the world. ["Every time I get in a creative mood I get excited because I feel like good, bad or indifferent I feel like I'm gonna leave something in the world today that wasn't there yesterday. So, I love writing songs, being able to express myself and hopefully be able to speak for other people, too."] SOUNDCUE (:15 OC: . . . other people, too.)

Dolly and Jane Fonda will present the SAG Life Achievement Award to their 9 To 5 co-star Lily Tomlin during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, January 29th. The SAG Awards ceremony will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

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