and vivacious with a big talent to match her buxom figure, Dolly
Parton was born Dolly Rebecca Parton on January 19, 1946 in Locust
Ridge near Greenbrier, Tennessee.
fourth of 12 children, Dolly Parton grew up in a one-room cabin
in her home state's Great Smoky Mountains from which sprang much
of her early inspiration in songwriting and performing.
Parton has become one of the most accomplished women in show business
and a Grammy
Award winner with 26 No. 1 hits on the country & pop charts
to her credit.
She also holds the record for having 42 Top Ten country albums,
to date the most of any country music artist. Dolly has also received
Music Association honors between 1968 and 1996, and three
years later was into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1999.
with her musical career, Dolly Parton has turned her talents to
Hollywood and TV, is a bestselling author, and a noted philanthropist
and business woman. In 1985, she is said to have single-handedly
turned around the depressed economic region of Seiver County in
Tennessee with the opening of the Dollywood
theme park in Pigeon Forge.
Dolly Goes Hollywood
the decade, Parton was cast in her first Hollywood movie role
to 5 (1980) starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, and received
Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture Actress and an Oscar
Award nomination for Best Original Song.
films include "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"
(1982), "Rhinestone" co-starring Sylvester Stallone,
"Steel Magnolias" (1989) and in "Straight Talk"
(1992) appearing opposite opposite actor James Woods. Her most recent foray on the big screen has been starring with Queen Latifah in "Joyful Noise". (2012)
"You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try."
I wanted to be the first woman to burn her bra, but it would have taken
the fire department four days to put it out.
I'm not offended by dumb blonde jokes because I know that I'm not
dumb. I also know I'm not blonde.
don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
make trees take deeper roots.
way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with
be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap!
never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
old enough and cranky enough now that if someone tried to tell
me what to do, I'd tell them where to put it.
More about Dolly Parton around the Web:
Parton.com - The official site with a complete bio, photo
gallery, career profile & awards list, song lyrics, music videos,
Parton Music - Major fan site with tour dates, news & rumors,
picture gallery, plus message boards & downloadable wallpapers
with fan club signup.
Parton On-Line - A Dolly free-for-all community with active
fan forum, tour date information, pictures, music videos, bio
& career highlights, wallpapers & buddy icons.
- Online fan magazine with all the latest news, FAQ, photos, feature
stories, fan chat rooms and message boards, related links &
Dolly Parton - Complete biography, career highlights &
song lyrics, music videos, photo galleries, fan message boards,
related links & resources.