Today is the birthday of singer, songwriter, and actress (“9 to 5”) Country Diva and gay icon DOLLY PARTON. Jolene, Love is Like a Butterfly, and I Will Always Love You (the original is an understated gem compared to the over-the-top Whitney Houston cover) are a few of her compositions and hits over the years.

Once, in an interview a reporter thought he had just the question for Ms. Parton. “You’re famous for your ample bosom. Are the real?” Dolly didn’t miss a beat as she turned to him and responded, “Well sir, I’m just a country girl at heart. And if God hadn’t given them to me I’d sure enough go out and buy me a pair.” Neatly side-stepping his impertinence and non-answering the question.

He had no more questions.