Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

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date of birth : 19/01/1946 | date of death :
Born on January 19, 1946, Sevierville, Tennessee, United States, Singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, author, musician, businesswoman, American singer and songwriter Dolly Parton (born 1946) was born into poverty but used her talent and determination to become one of the best known women in country and pop music. Her business insight has made subsequent expansion ventures into an empire.

Birth, Birthplace, Time of birth:

Dolly Rebecca Parton was born in Sevierville, Tennessee, United States on January 19, 1946.

Father's name: Robert Lee Parton
Mother's name: Avie Lee Owens
Brother: Floyd Parton,Denver Parton,David Parton,Bobby Parton,Larry Parton,Randy Parton
Sister:Freida Parton,Willadeene Parton,Stella Parton,Cassie Parton,Rachel Dennison
Spouse: Carl Dean
Children:-

Reputation, fame, nickname:

The Queen of Nashville, The Book Lady, The Leading Lady of Country, Aunt Granny

Personal Information:

Religion: Born-Again Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute

Life events:

Early Life

Country music icon and actress Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, 1946, in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. Parton grew up poor in rural Appalachia. She was one of 12 children, and money was always an issue for her family. Her first exposure to music came from her mother who sang. Much of the early music Parton learned were church songs. Parton received her first guitar from a relative and soon started penning her own tunes. At age 10, she started performing professionally, appearing on local television and radio shows in Knoxville. Parton made her Grand Ole Opry debut three years later. Set on a career in music, she then moved to Nashville after finishing high school.

Early Career

Parton's singing career really started to take off in 1967. Around this time, she partnered with Porter Wagoner on The Porter Wagoner Show. Parton and Wagoner became a popular duo and the pair recorded a slew of country hits together. Much was made of her shapely curves, petite stature and warm personality. Parton's work with Wagoner also helped her land a contract with RCA Records. Dolly Parton scored her first No. 1 country hit in 1971 with "Joshua." More hits soon followed, including 1973's "Jolene" and 1974's "I Will Always Love You"—now one of Parton's signature songs. She won the Country Music Award for female vocalist in 1975 and 1976.In 1977, Parton had her first cross-over smash with the up tempo but bittersweet "Here You Come Again." The song reached the top of both the pop and country charts. She also received her first Grammy Award for her performance of this tune.

Singer and Actress

Parton perhaps reached the apex of her mainstream success in the 1980s. She not only starred the 1980 hit comedy 9 to 5, which marked her film debut, but she contributed to its soundtrack. The title song proved to another number-one hit for Parton on several charts and earned her an Academy Award nomination. Parton starred in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas in 1982, which helped introduce a new generation to her song "I Will Always Love You." The following year she scored another major smash with her duet with Kenny Rogers, "Islands in the Stream."Around this time, Parton branched out in a new direction. She opened her own theme park called Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in 1986. The amusement park remains a popular travel destination to this day. Over the years, Parton has enjoyed many other successful collaborations. She recorded the Grammy Award-winning album Trio with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt in 1987. Parton revisited her signature song, "I Will Always Love You," in 1991 as a duet with In 1993, Parton teamed up with Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette for Honky Tonk Angels. Parton explored the music of her Appalachian roots with The Grass Is Blue (1999) with a little help from such talents as Alison Krauss and Patty Loveless. The record won a Grammy for best bluegrass album in 1999. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame the following year.

Later Years

In 2006, Dolly Parton received special recognition for her lifetime contributions to the arts. She was one of five artists feted at the annual Kennedy Center Honors. This achievement is just the latest award for this remarkable performer who has forged her own place in country music history. She also picked up a second Academy Award nomination for the song "Travelin' Thru," which appeared on the soundtrack for Transamerica. Continuing to write and record, Parton released Backwoods Barbie (2008). The album featured two country hits "Better Get ToLivin'" and "Jesus & Gravity." Parton got into public feud with satellite radio shock jock Howard Stern around this time. She was upset after he aired a segment in which previous spoken recordings were manipulated to make it sound like she made some obscene statements. After writing so many of her own hits, Parton had penned the songs for a new musical based on her earlier hit workplace comedy, 9 to 5. The show debuted in the fall of 2008 in Los Angeles before its brief Broadway run. Even after entering her 60s, Parton showed no signs of slowing down. She released Better Day in 2011, which fared well on the country album charts. The following year, Parton published her latest book Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You. She is also the author of several other works, including Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business (1995).

Personal Life

Parton has been married to Carl Dean since 1966. The couple met at a laundromat two years earlier.

Education:

High School: Sevier County High School, Sevierville, TN (1964)

Occupation and Career:

Dolly Parton is a Singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, author, musician and businesswoman. Parton's singing career really started to take off in 1967. Around this time, she partnered with Porter Wagoner on The Porter Wagoner Show. Parton and Wagoner became a popular duo and the pair recorded a slew of country hits together. Much was made of her shapely curves, petite stature and warm personality. Parton's work with Wagoner also helped her land a contract with RCA Records. Parton scored her first No. 1 country hit in 1971 with "Joshua." More hits soon followed, including 1973's "Jolene" and 1974's "I Will Always Love You"—now one of Parton's signature songs. She won the Country Music Award for female vocalist in 1975 and 1976.In 1977, Parton had her first cross-over smash with the up tempo but bittersweet "Here You Come Again." The song reached the top of both the pop and country charts. She also received her first Grammy Award for her performance of this tune. Parton perhaps reached the apex of her mainstream success in the 1980s. She not only starred the 1980 hit comedy 9 to 5, which marked her film debut, but she contributed to its soundtrack. The title song proved to another number-one hit for Parton on several charts and earned her an Academy Award nomination. Parton starred in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas in 1982, which helped introduce a new generation to her song "I Will Always Love You." The following year she scored another major smash with her duet with Kenny Rogers, "Islands in the Stream."Around this time, Parton branched out in a new direction. She opened her own theme park called Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in 1986. The amusement park remains a popular travel destination to this day. Over the years, Parton has enjoyed many other successful collaborations. She recorded the Grammy Award-winning album Trio with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt in 1987. Parton revisited her signature song, "I Will Always Love You," in 1991 as a duet with in 1993, Parton teamed up with Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette for Honky TonkAngels.Parton explored the music of her Appalachian roots with The Grass Is Blue (1999) with a little help from such talents as Alison Krauss and Patty Loveless. The record won a Grammy for best bluegrass album in 1999. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame the following year.
In 2006, Dolly Parton received special recognition for her lifetime contributions to the arts. She was one of five artists feted at the annual Kennedy Center Honors. This achievement is just the latest award for this remarkable performer who has forged her own place in country music history. She also picked up a second Academy Award nomination for the song "Travelin' Thru," which appeared on the soundtrack for Transamerica. Continuing to write and record, Parton released Backwoods Barbie (2008). The album featured two country hits "Better Get ToLivin'" and "Jesus & Gravity." Parton got into public feud with satellite radio shock jock Howard Stern around this time. She was upset after he aired a segment in which previous spoken recordings were manipulated to make it sound like she made some obscene statements. After writing so many of her own hits, Parton had penned the songs for a new musical based on her earlier hit workplace comedy, 9 to 5. The show debuted in the fall of 2008 in Los Angeles before its brief Broadway run. Even after entering her 60s, Parton showed no signs of slowing down. She released Better Day in 2011, which fared well on the country album charts. The following year, Parton published her latest book Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You. She is also the author of several other works, including Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business (1995).

Awards /Honors:

Grammy Award for Best Country Song, Kennedy Center Honors, Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, American Music Award for Favorite Country Album, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the Year, Academy of Country Music Vocal Event of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Musical Event of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series, American Music Award for Favorite Country Single, TV Land Most Memorable Female Guest Star in a Comedy as Herself Award, Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Song, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Song, People's Choice Award for Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer, Academy of Country Music Video of the Year

Books:

  • American Decades CD-ROM, Gale Research, 1998.
  • Contemporary Musicians, Gale Group, 1999.
  • Emery, Ralph, 50 Years Down a Country Road, HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2000.
  • Newsmakers 1999, Gale Group, 1999.
  • Parton, Dolly, Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business, HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 1994.

Works:

FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR

  • Joyful Noise (13-Jan-2012) • G. G. Sparrow
  • The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (4-Mar-2011) • Herself [VOICE]
  • Gnomeo& Juliet (23-Jan-2011) • Dolly Gnome [VOICE]
  • Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (11-Mar-2005) • Herself
  • Frank McKlusky, C.I. (27-Jun-2002)
  • Blue Valley Songbird (1-Nov-1999)
  • Jackie's Back! (14-Jun-1999) • Herself
  • Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story (28-Sep-1997) • Herself
  • Unlikely Angel (17-Dec-1996)
  • Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (22-Jan-1995) • Herself
  • The Beverly Hillbillies (15-Oct-1993) • Herself
  • Straight Talk (3-Apr-1992) • Shirlee
  • Wild Texas Wind (23-Sep-1991)
  • Steel Magnolias (15-Nov-1989) • Truvy Jones
  • A Smoky Mountain Christmas (14-Dec-1986)
  • Rhinestone (22-Jun-1984) • Jake
  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (23-Jul-1982) • Mona Stangley
  • Nine to Five (19-Dec-1980) • Doralee Rhodes

Discography:

  • 1967: Hello, I'm Dolly
  • 1968: Just Because I'm a Woman
  • 1969: In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)
  • 1969: My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy
  • 1970: The Fairest of Them All
  • 1971: Golden Streets of Glory
  • 1971: Joshua
  • 1971: Coat of Many Colors
  • 1972: Touch Your Woman
  • 1972: My Favorite Songwriter: Porter Wagoner
  • 1973: My Tennessee Mountain Home
  • 1973: Bubbling Over
  • 1974: Jolene
  • 1974: Love Is Like a Butterfly
  • 1975: The Bargain Store
  • 1975: Dolly: The Seeker/We Used To
  • 1976: All I Can Do
  • 1977: New Harvest... First Gathering
  • 1977: Here You Come Again
  • 1978: Heartbreaker
  • 1979: Great Balls of Fire
  • 1980: Dolly, Dolly, Dolly
  • 1980: 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs
  • 1982: Heartbreak Express
  • 1983: Burlap & Satin
  • 1984: The Great Pretender
  • 1985: Real Love
  • 1987: Rainbow
  • 1989: White Limozeen
  • 1991: Eagle When She Flies
  • 1993: Slow Dancing with the Moon
  • 1995: Something Special
  • 1996: Treasures
  • 1998: Hungry Again
  • 1999: The Grass Is Blue
  • 2001: Little Sparrow
  • 2002: Halos & Horns
  • 2003: For God and Country
  • 2005: Those Were the Days
  • 2008: Backwoods Barbie
  • 2011: Better Day
  • 2014: Blue Smoke

Quotes and Memoirs:

I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde.
My weaknesses have always been food and men - in that order.
The only way I'd be caught without makeup is if my radio fell in the bathtub while I was taking a bath and electrocuted me and I was in between makeup at home. I hope my husband would slap a little lipstick on me before he took me to the morgue.
I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else.
Stop this attitude that older people aren’t any good anymore! We're as good as we ever were - if we ever were any good.
I know who I am, I know what I can and can't do. I know what I will and won't do. I know what I'm capable of and I don't agree to do things that I don't think I can pull off.
I'm not happy all the time, and I wouldn't want to be because that would make me a shallow person. But I do try to find the good in everybody.
If I see something sagging, bagging or dragging I'll get it nipped, tucked or sucked.
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