Dolly Parton is a well-known celebrity with multiple talents. She is amazingly a noted singer, lyricist, author, actress, and businesswoman of all time. You may check out this biography to know a lot more about her parents, childhood, personal life, achievements, works, and timeline.
Childhood, Early Life, & Education
Dolly Parton was born on 19 January 1946 to Robert Lee Parton, who was a construction laborer, and a farmer. Her mother Avie Lee was a housewife. Dolly’s hometown is Sevier County in Tennessee, USA. She was the fourth of twelve children to their parents. In an interview, she openly describes her family to be economically very backward.
Her family had a great interest in music and she took up singing from her mother from the very childhood. She has always credited her uncle Bill Owens for supporting her for making music as her professional. She graduated from high school in 1964 and moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue her career in the music industry.
Dolly Parton’s Initial Life
Hollywood has seen very few women like Dolly Parton with multiple talents. She has been God Gifted for having several features in her personality. Dolly is a noted actress, author, singer, lyricist, and businesswoman. She is also very famous for her charitable work. Dolly Parton started her singing career at the young age of 13. Though she has gained her initial fame as a lyricist, she later attained success in other fields as well.
She is best known for country music and is a star in this genre in the whole country of the USA. Dolly has written and composed more than 3000 songs in the course of her career that has lasted six decades, and for this, she has won numerous accolades, such as the Country Music Association Awards, American Music Awards, and Grammy Awards. Along with all this, she had been nominated for the Oscar Awards twice.
She is one of the record holders for having received the maximum number of Grammy Award nominations of 46 till 2013. Other than showing her singing endowment, she has been found capable to play the musical instruments guitar, banjo, and piano as well. Dolly Parton is proud to have German, English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.
Her Major, and Amazing Works
Her song “I Will Always Love You” that was written, composed, and originally recorded by her and was the second single from her album, ‘Jolene’ released in 1974, is considered as her best-known song. Whitney Houston recorded to use this song as a cover version for the 1992 film ‘The Bodyguard’ and since then the song has been one of the best-selling singles of all time.
Some of Her Humanitarian Works
Dolly Parton is an active philanthropist, and thus she has formed the Dollywood Foundation in 1996. Her foundation focuses on literacy and has been instrumental in encouraging, and promising reading amongst the children of over 1800 communities across the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. She can also be found working towards other causes as the HIV-AIDS, and American Red Cross. Most of her inspiring music has also been used in PETA’s ad campaigns.
Marital Status, Personal Life & Legacy
Dolly Parton married a businessman, Carl Thomas Dean, on 30 May 1966 in Georgia. They don’t have children, but Dolly Parton is the godmother of an American singer Miley Cyrus.
An Incredible Fact, and Credit
Dolly Parton has got an honor in cloning science projects. The first cloned sheep Dolly was given the name of Dolly, after Dolly Parton as a tribute to her work.
Dolly Parton Movies
Here is a list of the movies, Dolly has starred, and got appreciation from the audiences, and critics as well.
- Nine to Five (1980)
- The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
- Rhinestone (1984)
- Steel Magnolias (1989)
- Straight Talk (1992)
- The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
- Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)
- Joyful Noise (2012)
Credits, Nominations, and Awards Receive by Dolly Parton
During her shining career, Dolly Parton has received 25 awards in gold, platinum and multi-platinum category credited by the Recording Industry Association of America. In 1978, her music album ‘New Harvest, First Gathering’ was nominated for the Favorite Country Album category of the American Music Awards, and she won it. She has also been inducted into Country Music Hall of fame in the year 1999. Parton has gained appreciation into several other Halls of Fame. All those honors, and credits include in the following list as well:
People’s Choice Awards
|1988||Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer||Winner|
|1988||Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program||Winner|
|2020||Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song||Winner|
|2017||Best Country Duo/Group Performance||Winner|
|2011||Lifetime Achievement Award||Winner|
|2002||Best Female Country Vocal Performance||Winner|
|2001||Best Bluegrass Album||Winner|
|2000||Best Country Collaboration with Vocals||Winner|
|1988||Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal||Winner|
|1988||Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group||Winner|
|1982||Best Country Vocal Performance, Female||Nine to Five (1980)|
|1982||Best Country Song||Nine to Five (1980)|
|1979||Best Country Vocal Performance – Female||Winner|
Dolly Parton’s Net Worth
Nashville Business ranked her the wealthiest country-music star as calculated in 1998, and as of 2018, her net worth is estimated at $500 million.