Dolly Parton


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Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, 1946 in Pittman Center, Tennessee and raised in Sevierville, Tennessee to Avie Lee Parton, a housewife & Robert Lee Parton, a tobacco farmer. At 12, she was appearing on Knoxville TV and at 13, she was already recording on a small label and appearing at the Grand Ole Opry. After graduating from high ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 43 wins & 97 nominations. See more awards »

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The Porter Wagoner Show Self / Self - Guest / Self - Special Guest Hostess
(1967-1975)
Dolly Music Department
(1987-1988)
Dolly Music Department
(1976-1977)
9 to 5 Doralee Rhodes
(1980)

Filmography

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 2018 Dumplin' (original songs)
 2011 Olive (original songs)
 2011 Dolly Parton Tour TV (TV Series documentary) (composer - 15 episodes)
- Bonus Episode - Dolly Has Arrived! (2011) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Current Live Show (2011) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Dolly and Her Tour Bus (2011) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Touring Insights (2011) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Dolly and Australia (2011) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 2011 The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (featuring the music of)
 2010 First Dog (original songs)
 2009 Dolly: Live in London O2 Arena (TV Special) (music supervisor)
 2007 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Round 1 Results (2007) ... (performer)
 2004 Love Is Like a Butterfly (Short) (music)
 1999 Blue Valley Songbird (TV Movie) (original songs)
 1996 Unlikely Angel (TV Movie) (original songs by)
 1992 Straight Talk (original songs written & performed by)
 1991 Wild Texas Wind (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1990 Christmas at Home (TV Movie documentary) (music supervisor)
 1987-1988 Dolly (TV Series) (composer - 21 episodes)
- Episode #1.22 (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- Down in New Orleans (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.20 (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.19 (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- Nashville Memories (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
 1982-1988 Nine to Five (TV Series) (composer - 85 episodes)
- Goodbye, Pops (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- Rockabye Bernly (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- Marsha Grows Up (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- Felb's Big Secret (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- Marsha's Lie (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
 1986 A Smoky Mountain Christmas (TV Movie) (composer: original songs)
 1984 Rhinestone (music producer) / (music supervisor)
 1978-1983 Butterflies (TV Series) (composer - 28 episodes)
- Loose Ends (1983) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Breaking Up (1983) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Calling (1983) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Cleaning Windows (1983) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Pot (1983) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (composer: additional songs) / (music supervisor)
 1976-1977 Dolly (TV Series) (composer - 26 episodes)
- Featuring Anne Murray and Randy Parton (1977) ... (composer: theme music)
- Featuring the Hues Corporation (1977) ... (composer: theme music)
- Featuring Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt (1977) ... (composer: theme music)
- Featuring Tennessee Ernie Ford (1977) ... (composer: theme music)
- Featuring Captain Kangaroo (1977) ... (composer: theme music)
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Other Works:

Released a free 12-track CD to kick off her 2007 European tour. The CD was available as an insert in the "Daily Mail" on Sunday newspaper in the UK and throughout Europe. The special CD contained songs personally chosen by Dolly and included rare concert recordings and newly recorded versions of some of her other classics. See more »

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5 Biographical Movies | 41 Print Biographies | 8 Portrayals | 442 Interviews | 534 Articles | 25 Pictorials | 272 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Dolly Dean | Dolly | D. Parton | Miss Dolly Parton | Parton

Height:

5' (1.52 m)

Spouse:

Carl Dean

Children:

None

Parents:

Parton, Robert Lee | Parton (Owens), Avie Lee

Relatives:

Cassie Parton (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

If you see some without a smile, give them one of yours. See more »

Trivia:

Her younger sister Rachel Dennison played her character from the movie 9 to 5 (1980) on the sitcom of the same name. See more »

Trademark:

Sparkling blue eyes See more »

Nickname:

The Iron Butterfly See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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