Dolly Parton


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Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, 1946 in Pittman Center, 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 school in 1964, she moved to Nashville ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 31 wins & 65 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)
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(1980)

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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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "The Seeker"/"Love With Feeling". See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 41 Print Biographies | 8 Portrayals | 442 Interviews | 532 Articles | 25 Pictorials | 271 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Personal Quote:

When the new country came out 10 to 15 years ago, people my age were almost too old. But it never stopped me. I never stopped writing. I never stopped recording. See more »

Trivia:

Her song "Jolene" was also covered by Olivia Newton-John, who sang it at a taped concert in the Dee Events Center in Ogden, Utah. See more »

Trademark:

Always uses butterflies as her logos, since she feels they represent beauty and freedom. See more »

Nickname:

Aunt Granny See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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