Dolly Parton

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Dolly Rebecca Parton
  • Birth Place: Locust Ridge, TN
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/19/1946, Capricorn
  • Profession: Singer; songwriter; actor; producer
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Dolly Parton Fast Facts:
  • Born in a one-room cabin in Tennessee; she was the fourth of 12 children.
  • By age 10, she was performing on local radio and TV shows in Knoxville, TN.
  • Cowrote her earliest recorded song, "Puppy Love," which was released when she was still in her teens.
  • Came to fame when Porter Wagoner began featuring her on his popular syndicated TV show in 1967.
  • Ranked by Billboard Magazine as the No. 1 female country artist of all time.
  • Wrote the song "I Will Always Love You," which topped music charts on three separate occasions: her recordings in 1973 and 1982; and Whitney Houston's recording in 1992.
  • Opened Dollywood theme park in 1986.
  • Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999 and the National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001; received the Library of Congress Living Legend Award in 2004; awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2005; was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.
  • Famously said of her distinctive appearance: "It takes a lot of money to make a person look this cheap."
  • Dolly Parton Relationships:
  • Freida Parton - Sister
  • Randy Parton - Brother
  • Robert Lee Parton - Father
  • Bobby Parton - Brother
  • Denver Parton - Brother
  • Cassie Parton - Sister
  • Carl Thomas Dean - Husband
  • David Parton - Brother
  • Rachel Dennison - Sister
  • Stella Parton - Sister
  • Willadeene Parton - Sister
  • Avie Lee Owens Parton - Mother
  • Floyd Parton - Brother
  • Larry Parton - Brother
  • Dolly Parton Awards:
  • 1981 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Nominee
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music - Nominee
  • 1981 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2006 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1981 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Theme/Song from a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1988 People's Choice Awards: Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer - Winner
  • 2002 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Female Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2006 CMT Music Awards: Most Inspiring Video of the Year - Winner
  • 1981 Grammy: Best Country Song - Winner
  • 1981 Grammy: Best Female Country Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 2006 CMT Music Awards: Collaborative Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2000 Grammy: Best Bluegrass Album - Winner
  • 1999 Grammy: Best Country Collaboration With Vocals - Winner
  • 1978 Grammy: Best Female Country Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1980 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1987 Grammy: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
  • 2001 Grammy: Best Female Country Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 2005 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1981 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2009 Tony: Score (Music and/or Lyrics) - Nominee
  • 1988 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program - Winner
  • 1983 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee

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