Dolly Rebecca Parton Biography

Updated On Aug 16, 2018 Published On Dec 17, 2016
Facts of Dolly Rebecca Parton
Date of Birth: 1946 , January-19
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet
Name Dolly Parton
Birth Name Dolly Rebecca Parton
Nick Name The Smoky Mountain Songbird The Iron Butterfly The Queen of Country
Father Robert Lee Parton Sr
Mother Avie Lee Caroline
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Sevierville, Tennessee, USA
Ethnicity White/Native American
Profession Actor and Singer
Net Worth $500 million
Famous for 9 to 5, Travelin' Thru
Married Yes
Married to Charles Thomas Dean
Children Miley Cyrus (God Daughter)
Awards Academy of Country Music Awards, Billboard Magazine Award
Movies A Smoky Mountain Christmas, Heavens to Betsy, Reba
TV Show Hee Haw, Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters, Dolly, Babes
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Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian. She was born in Sevier County, Tennessee, the U.S. on Jan 19, 1946, as the daughter of parents, father Robert Lee Parton and mother Avie Lee who has twelve children.

Dolly has six own brothers and five own sisters. She was born as the fourth child. She described her childhood and family as "dirt poor".

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Dolly Rebecca married husband Carl Thomas Dean in Ringgold, Georgia in 1966. She and her husband are very happy and proud of their marriage as it has already been over 52 years, it is also the first marriage for the both of them and probably the last one too.

They do not have a child but they are the godmother of the singer Miley Cyrus, whose real parents are Billy Ray Cyrus and Leticia Jean Cyrus. The famed musician, Trace Cyrus is the brother of Miley. 

Dolly began singing at the age of seven . Her family was very poor but her mother was a singer. Dolly learned singing from her mother, she was also gifted a guitar which she learned to play by herself.

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Dolly first came to the attention of the public when she performed in 1956 for the promotion of her uncle's store. In 1960, she recorded her two songs. She did her film debut in 1980 hit comedy 9 to 5. 

In 1971, Dolly Parton made her first No.1 Country singles hit with the song titled Joshua. Dolly's notable first appearance as a singer in different television shows was on The Porter Wagoner Show from 1967 to 1974. Currently, she is preparing for an eight-part Netflix series, featuring her musical career. 

Also, see: Dolly Parton, age 74, married with husband Carl Dean but have no children

In addition, to being a famous singer she has done different types of Philanthropy works. Dolly did her first philanthropy work in Association of American Publishers – AAP Honors Award in 2000. She has also been awarded for many series for her excellence in work.

Dolly has also received a number of Hall of Fame honors; her first honor was in 1986 of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. The actress also has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one of which was recently awarded in 2018. Similarly, she was also honored on the account of charity by the Library of Congress as it sent out its 100 millionth books. 

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Dolly's net worth was $450 million in 2015. However, in a three years gap, she has increased her net worth by $50 million making her total assets sum up to $500 million

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born in Sevier County, Tennessee, U.S

1946

Dolly was born in Sevier County, Tennessee, U.S. on Jan 19, 1946, as the daughter of Robert Lee Parton and Avie Lee who has twelve children. Dolly has six own brothers and five own sisters She was born as the fourth child. She described her childhood and family as "dirt poor".

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

1960

In 1960, she recorded two songs "Puppy Love" and "Girl Left Alone."She wrote the songs with her uncle bill. Uncle bill was her the neighbor of Gold Band Records recording studio with whom he arranged Dolly's recording.

Dolly has also got various Hall of Fame honors, her first honor was in 1986 of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. It was established in 1970 by the Nashville Songwriters Foundation, Inc .in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

Graduated high school

1964

Dolly Rebecca Parton was the first person to graduate from high school. Her family was very proud of her. Right after she graduated her high school the very next day she headed for Nashville, Tennessee. 

married to Carl Thomas Dean

1966

Dolly Rebecca is married to Carl Thomas Dean in Ringgold, Georgia in 1966.She and her husband are very happy and proud of their marriage as it already 50 years, it is also the first marriage for both. They do not have a child but they are the godmother of the singer Miley Cyrus.

First notable appearance in the Porter Wagone

1967

Dolly's notable appearance as a singer in different television show first was on The Porter Wagoner Show on 1967–74. She appeared on  The Porter Wagoner Show in all of the episodes as a singer.

AAP Honors Award

2000

In addition, to being a famous singer she has done a different type of Philanthropy works.Dolly did her first philanthropy work in Association of American Publishers – AAP Honors Award on 2000.AAP is the national trade association of the American book publishing industry.

Currently Dolly Rebecca

2016

Currently , Dolly is happily married and has no child .The couples celebrated their 50 anniversary currently . She has the net worth of over $450 million . She takes care of her other siblings . In , 2016 she is in the age of 70