Steel Magnolia stars Dolly Parton and Sally Field remember Olympia Dukakis: 'She was a gift'
Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis passed away Saturday at the age of 89 and her Steel Magnolia costars Dolly Parton and Sally Field paid tributes to their friend on Monday. "I was so sorry to hear that Olympia Dukakis had passed away," Parton told The Today Show in a statement on Monday. "She has been one of my favorite people that I have ever known or worked with. I really got very close to her and felt like we were good friends. Even though I didn't get to see her much, I thought of her often and knew that she was such a quality human being. She will be missed by her fans, her family, and those of us that were lucky enough to get to know her personally."ew.com