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Dolly Parton

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Also Known As: Dolly Rebecca Parton Died:
Born: January 19, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sevierville, Tennessee, USA Profession: Music ... songwriter singer actress producer musician philanthropist author screenwriter businesswoman


Dolly Parton masterfully wove the tales of her simple, rural background with the familiar twists of love and loss into heartfelt songs with universal appeal. Along with her distinctive twang and a lifelong obsession with tacky couture, Parton also possessed Hollywood's most talked about pair of breasts, which she flaunted in an endless parade of almost sewn-on, rhinestone-studded minis. Stage shticks aside, Parton made history with her music. She wrote and performed such memorable hits as "Jolene" (1973), "9 to 5" (1980), and "I Will Always Love You" (1974). Parton's musical tastes evolved from pure country to pop to bluegrass, and with each incarnation, she was rewarded with multiple accolades from Grammys all the way to being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Parton also lit up the big screen in "Nine to Five" (1980) as a secretary who used her substantial curves to humorous effect, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" (1982) as a charming brothel owner, and "Steel Magnolias" (1989) in which she portrayed a vivacious Southern beautician. After years of successful recordings, including the release of the award-winning albums The Grass is Blue (1999) and Little Sparrow (2001)Parton returned to the big screen in 2011 by starring in the musical comedy "Joyful Noise," in a role that introduced her music to a new generation of fans, and proved once again her enduring legacy as a genius composer and performer.

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