Dolly Parton Biography

Published On Mar 28, 2017
Facts of Dolly Parton
Date of Birth: 1946 , January-19
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
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Dolly wrote her first song and appeared in radio when she was seven years old.  She started her professional career through television as well as in radio shows and partnered with entertainer Porter Wagoner for the Porter Wagoner Show. Later, she released her first duet song, The Last Thing on My Mind with Porter Wagoner. She earned No. 1 single hit position with wide recognition from the song, Joshua, Coat of many Colors, Burning the Midnight Oil, etc.  

Despite this, Dolly made her acting breakthrough in the comedy film 9 to 5 which earned her nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. She also cast in Rhinestone, Straight Talk, Gnomeo & Juliet, Joyful Noise, Hollywood to Dollywood, etc.

Moreover, Parton supports many charitable organizations and established Dollywood Foundation. She also worked to raise fund for the American Red Cross, American Eagle Foundation’s, HIV/AIDS, charities. She is also one of a number of country music artists who participated in a telethon to raise money for victims of the fires.

Dolly Paton has earned numerous awards and fame including “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award”, “Grammy Hall of Fame”, “Grammy Award for Best Country singer”, “Golden Globe Award”, “Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award”, etc.

Moving towards her personal life, Dolly married to Carl Thomas, Car racer in Ringgold, Georgia. They don’t have any children till now, but they admitted that they are pleased they didn’t have children.

Parton earns the tremendous amount of money in her career. Her estimated net worth is reported to be around $ 500 thousand.      

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Born in Tennessee, USA.

January 19 , 1946

Dolly Parton was born on 19th January 1946 in Tennessee, USA. Her father name is Robert Lee Parton, a farmer and her mother name is Avie Lee Owens. She grew up in big family with twelve siblings, named as Stella, Robert, Larry, Randy, Floyd, Freida Estelle, Rachel, Cassie Nan, David Wilburn. Willadeene and Coy. She is African-American.  

Started her Career.

1967

Dolly started her career in the musical field in 1967. She released her first solo song Just Because I'm a Woman which was released in the summer which get highly populated and earned wide appreciation and love from the people.   

Released her song I Will Always Love You.

1974

Dolly released her song I Will Always Love You in 1974 which was written about her professional break from Wagoner. She also released her son Love is like a Butterfly, Please don't stop loving me, The Bargain Store, same year.    

Married to Carl Thomas Dean.

May 30 , 1966

Dolly got married to Carl Thomas Dean on 30th May 1966 in Nashville, Tennessee. They were married in Ringgold, Georgia. They don't have any children till now and living happily with her husband without any problem till now in her marriage relation. 

Won a Grammy Award.

1978

Parton won a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for her song, Here You Come Again. The song become the first million seller topping the country album chart and also reached 20 on the pop Chart. 

Supported Charitable organization.

1980

Dolly has supported many charitable efforts, particularly in the area of literacy, primarily through her Dollywood Foundation. She is also actively involved in different INGOs such as American Red Cross, American Eagle Foundation, HIV/AIDS, etc. 

Released Four-CD box set.

2009

Parton released her four-CD box set, "Dolly", which featured 99 songs and spanned most of her career. She also released her second live DVD and album, Live From London in October 2009. Her collection was sold in millions of no at that time. 

Announced Embarking on a tour.

March 6 , 2016

Dolly Parton announced that she would be embarking on a tour in support of her new album Pure and Simple. The tour will be one of the biggest tours within the United States in over 25 years. The tour contains 64 dates planned in the United State and Canada. 

Current Net worth.

2017

Dolly Parton earns the tremendous amount of money in her career. The big chunk of her Net worth has been estimated as $ 500 Million which she earned from different tours, movies, and songs. She is living her luxury life with her husband.