Dolly Parton

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American singer, songwriter, actress, and humanitarian Dolly Parton got her start in country music in 1967 with the release of her debut album, "Hello, I'm Dolly." Over the course of her decades-long career, Dolly has released over 60 albums and has had a record 25 singles hit No. 1 on the Billboard country music charts. She also has 11 Grammy awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Dolly has composed over 3,000 songs in her lifetime, including Whitney Houston's hit "I Will Always Love You," "Jolene," and "9 to 5." She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999. 

Along with music, Dolly has also had a successful career as an actress, starring in 9 to 5 alongside Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, Steel Magnolias, and more recently, Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors

Dolly has supported many charitable efforts throughout her career, particularly through her Dollywood Foundation. Dolly also created the literacy program, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, which mails one book per month to each enrolled child from the time of their birth until they enter kindergarten. She also donated $1 million towards research for the COVID vaccine to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2020. 

Dolly has 11 siblings and has been married to her husband Carl Thomas Dean since 1966, though the couple has no children of their own. Dolly is also a godmother to Miley Cyrus. 

Full Name: Dolly Rebecca Parton

Birthday: January 19, 1946 

Relationship Status: Married to Carl Thomas Dean

Instagram: @dollyparton

Twitter: @dollyparton

Net Worth: $600 million

Fun Fact: Dolly's theme park, Dollywood, is the 24th-most-popular theme park in the United States.  

Latest Dolly Parton News and Updates

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    Dolly Parton and Taco Bell Are Teaming up to Create 'Mexican Pizza: The Musical'

    Never did we think that Dolly Parton and Taco Bell would be teaming up, but the two will be working together on a musical about Mexican Pizza.
    By Kori Williams
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    Television

    Country Queen Dolly Parton Blesses the Series Finale of Netflix's 'Grace and Frankie'

    Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin's Netflix series 'Grace and Frankie' is closing its curtains. Amazingly, Dolly Parton makes an appearance in the series finale.
    By Bianca Piazza
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    Food

    Dolly Parton's Foray Into the Food World Continues With Her Duncan Hines Cake Mix Collaboration

    Dolly Parton is again proving just how marketable her name is with her latest collaboration: Duncan Hines cake mixes. Here's where you can buy them.
    By Chris Barilla
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    20 Quotes From Dolly Parton to Keep You Smiling Through the Day

    Musical legend and pop culture icon Dolly Parton is full of wisdom, so in honor of her birthday, here are fifteen of her best quotes to keep you going!
    By Anna Garrison
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    Why Is Dolly Parton Always Wearing Fingerless Gloves?

    Have you ever noticed that country star Dolly Parton is always wearing gloves? As it turns out, there’s a reason for it. Here's what we know.
    By Abi Travis
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    "Dolly Parton Should Have Have Been 'Time's' Person of the Year," Quote Literally Everyone

    'Time Magazine' recently named Elon Musk as Person of the Year in 2021, but the internet seems to think they overlooked Dolly Parton.
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
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    Human Interest

    Here's How Dolly Parton's View on Religion Has Changed Over the Years

    Dolly Parton doesn't like to conform to societal pressure when it comes to religion. Here's how much her views have changed throughout her life.
    By Stephanie Harper
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    Dolly Parton Is More Than a Musician — She's a Novelist Too! Details on Her New Thriller

    Dolly Parton really can do it all! After the news of her collaboration with James Patterson, fans want to know the release date of 'Run Rose Run.'
    By Anna Garrison
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    Entertainment

    Dolly Parton Knows the Value of Putting Her Money Where Her Mouth Is

    Country music star and icon Dolly Parton donates a lot of money to charity, but just how much money does she donate? Here's everything we know.
    By Anna Garrison
  • Dolly Parton's New Ice Cream Flavor's Selling for $1,000 a Pint Online
    Food

    Dolly Parton's Strawberry Pretzel Pie Ice Cream Targeted by "Dairy Scalpers"

    Dolly Parton's new ice cream flavor is in such high demand that "dairy scalpers" are trying to sell pints of it so exorbitant amounts on eBay.
    By Mustafa Gatollari
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    40 Dolly Parton Quotes That Prove She's the Realest

    These Dolly Parton quotes will inspire you, make you laugh, and convince you that the country star is a true OG badass.
    By Amber Garrett
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    Dolly Parton Doesn't Regret Her Decision to Not Have Kids: "They’d Be Driving Us Crazy!"

    Dolly Parton keeps her personal life very private, so fans are curious if the country music star has kids. Find out whether or not Dolly is a mom!
    By Samantha Faragalli Younghans
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    Entertainment

    Dolly Parton Has a TV Show Inspired By Her Songs — Details on 'Heartstrings'

    Dolly Parton has a series of shows coming out based on her songs, and the cast of 'Heartstrings' has finally been announced. Read for more details.
    By Sara Belcher
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    Entertainment

    Dolly Parton Admitted She Has Tattoos to Cover "Scars and Things"

    The "9 to 5" singer, Dolly Parton, recently revealed that she has an assortment of tattoos we've never seen — mostly because she keeps them hidden.
    By Sara Belcher
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    Entertainment

    Here’s How to Get Your Dose of Dolly Parton in the Coming Months

    As the new year approaches, some people are wondering: Will there be any Dolly Parton concerts in 2020? We have the updates and details you need.
    By Abi Travis
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    Have You Ever Noticed Dolly Parton Is Always Wearing Long Sleeves? Here's Why

    If there's one things fans have noticed about Dolly Parton, it's that she always wears long sleeves with her eclectic style. Find out why here!
    By Samantha Faragalli Younghans
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    Inside the Admirable Friendship of Country Stars Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

    Country stars Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers have been friends on and off the stage for decades — go inside their ongoing friendship!
    By Samantha Faragalli Younghans
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    Keep an Eye out for Newcomer Athena Akers on Dolly Parton's 'Heartstrings'

    Athena Akers' career is just getting started — details about the actress who appears in Dolly Parton's 'Heartstrings'.
    By Allison Cacich
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    Dolly Parton's "Jolene" Comes to Life in Netflix's 'Heartstrings' (Spoilers!)

    You'll be hearing a catalogue of hits, including 'Jolene,' on Netflix's 'Dolly Parton's Heartstrings.' Here's what we know about the episode.
    By Nakeisha Campbell
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    Dolly Parton Is Celebrating 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry With a Star-Studded Performance

    Dolly Parton is celebrating 50 years at the Grand Ole Opry and she's bringing along some very special performers with her on stage.
    By Jacqueline Gualtieri
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    Dolly Parton Is the Queen of Wigs — and She's Sharing Her Styles With Us

    Dolly Parton is always dolled up in fancy clothing, makeup, and wigs, but why does she always wear wigs instead of sporting her real hair? Find out here!
    By Samantha Faragalli Younghans
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    Dolly Parton Rarely Steps Out With No Makeup On — Here's Why

    Dolly Parton is rarely spotted with no makeup on — go inside the country star's beauty routine and learn why she is always wearing makeup!
    By Samantha Faragalli Younghans
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    Entertainment

    Every Country Fan Needs to Visit These Dolly Parton-Themed Spots

    Whether you're a huge fan of country music, or if 'Jolene' is simply your jam, here are five places all Dolly Parton fans should visit.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
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    Here Are Some of the Best Celebrity Responses to the Dolly Parton Challenge

    Because Dolly Parton can do anything, she made a meme and celebrities are loving it. Here's all the best responses for the Dolly Parton Challenge.
    By Jacqueline Gualtieri
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    These Are All the Books on Dolly Parton's Imagination Library List for 2020

    Dolly Parton's Imagination Library provides a book a month for children between the ages of zero and five. Here's a list of the books for 2020.
    By Sara Belcher
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    Entertainment

    Dolly Parton Donated $1 Million to Vanderbilt to Fund Coronavirus Research

    Dolly Parton donated a large sum to Vanderbilt for research into the coronavirus, but is she a graduate of the esteemed university?
    By Joseph Allen
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    Entertainment

    Rumors About Dolly Parton Having Cancer Have Been Around for Years — Here's the Truth

    When is Dolly Parton not in the news? The lovable and iconic country star recently gave an interview that has people wondering if she's sick. Here's what's going on.
    By Gina Vaynshteyn
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    Dolly Parton on Black Lives Matter: "Our Little White A**es" Aren't All That Matters

    Country star Dolly Parton has come out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in an interview.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Entertainment

    Here's How Much Queen Dolly Parton Donated to COVID Vaccine Research

    Today it was discovered that Dolly Parton played a huge role in funding research for the COVID-19 vaccine. How much did she donate exactly?
    By Gina Vaynshteyn
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    Entertainment

    Dolly Parton Doesn't Have a Presidential Medal of Freedom yet — but It's Not Too Late

    In an interview, former President Barack Obama admitted not giving Dolly Parton a Presidential Medal of Freedom while he was in office was a "screw up."
    By Sara Belcher
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    Dolly Parton's Sister on Upbringing: "Singing Was Like Breathing at Home"

    Dolly Parton has 11 siblings, author Willadeene, ordained minister Freida, and 'Nine to Five' alum Rachel. Read on to find out more about them.
    By Leila Kozma
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    Dolly Parton Reveals Her Brother Passed Away — Details on Her Family Members

    Dolly Parton's siblings in order — the country star revealed that her younger brother, Randy, passed away. Plus, details on her surviving siblings.
    By Leila Kozma
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    Dolly Parton Turned Down Presidential Medal of Freedom From Trump Twice

    Many people have been asking: Is Dolly Parton a Republican? She has been offered the Presidential Medal of Freedom twice from Trump.
    By Tatayana Yomary
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    Dolly Parton Updates "Jolene" to Celebrate Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

    Dolly Parton saved 2021! After it was made public that she donated $1 million to COVID vaccine research, she received the vaccine and remixed "Jolene.”
    By Robin Zlotnick
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