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Unlikely Angel is a Christmas TV movie starring Dolly Parton. Originally aired on CBS on December 17, 1996, it was a production between Sandollar Productions and The Kushner-Locke Company.


Dolly Parton portrays Ruby Diamond, a country music singer, who meets an untimely demise, but can't enter Heaven until she performs a good deed back on Earth, to get a workaholic widower and his children back together again for Christmas.


Song Title Written & Performed by
"Unlikely Angel" Dolly Parton
"Deja View" Shelly Lenna Bauerly
"Whatcha Tryin' to Do to Me?" Dolly Parton


Actor/actress Character
Dolly Parton Ruby Diamond
Roddy McDowall St. Peter
Brian Kerwin Ben Bartilson
Allison Mack Sarah Bartilson
Eli Marienthal Matthew Bartilson
Shelly Lenna Bauerly Angel in Choir
Ricki Dale Secretary
Maria del Mar Allison
Matt Lincoln Tree Farm Worker
James Lurie Maitre'd
Frances Peach Bingo Lady
Gary Sandy Charlie
Terrie Snell Church Lady
Jana Stave Honky Tonk Woman
Billy "Sly" Williams Security Guard
Ron Wolf Jeremiah

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