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Born: January 19, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sevierville, Tennessee, USA Profession: Music ...
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1956:
Featured on the radio broadcast "The Cass Walker Program" in Knoxville at the age of nine
1958:
Made debut at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN
1960:
Made TV debut on the syndicated "The Porter Wagoner Show"
1964:
Moved to Nashville after graduating from high school
1965:
Signed with Monument Records and released first single "Happy, Happy Birthday Baby"
1967:
Recorded debut album <i>Hello, I'm Dolly</i>
1967:
Joined the weekly country music program "The Porter Wagoner Show" (Syndicated); performed with Wagoner on tour and released several singles together
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Co-founded Sandollar Productions with manager Sandy Gallin
1974:
Recorded the single "I Will Always Love You" (written about her professional break with Wagoner)
1976:
Hosted first syndicated variety show "Dolly"
1977:
Went mainstream with pop-rock band Gypsy Fever
1977:
Had commercial success as a pop singer with the album <i>Here You Come Again</i>
1978:
Performed with Cher on the ABC special "Cher...Special"; nominated for an Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Variety or Musical Special
1980:
Co-starred with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in her feature film debut "Nine to Five"; also wrote and sang the theme song, which became a hit and earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Song; also earned a Best Actress Golden Globe nomination
1982:
Played a brothel owner opposite Burt Reynolds in "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"
1983:
Headlined first solo TV special "Dolly in Concert" (HBO)
1984:
Wrote first film score for "Rhinestone"; also co-starred with Sylvester Stallone
1984:
Teamed with Kenny Rogers for the holiday special "Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember" (CBS)
1986:
Made TV-movie debut in "A Smoky Mountain Christmas" (ABC); also provided story and wrote songs
1986:
Founded Dollywood, a theme park in Pigeon Forge, TN
1987:
Starred on the short-lived ABC variety series "Dolly"
1987:
Collaborated with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris for the successful album <i>Trio</i>
1989:
Joined an ensemble cast for "Steel Magnolias"
1990:
Debuted as executive producer with "Dolly Parton: Christmas at Home" (ABC)
1991:
Starred in the NBC TV-movie "Wild Texas Wind"; also produced and wrote the music
1992:
Whitney Houston released a highly successful cover version of "I Will Always Love You" as the theme song for the film "The Bodyguard"
1992:
Played radio-program host opposite James Woods in "Straight Talk"; also provided songs
1993:
Recorded "The Day I Fall In Love" as a duet with James Ingram for the film "Beethoven's 2nd"; the song was nominated for an Oscar and she performed it with Ingram on the awards telecast
1994:
Collaborated with Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette to record the album <i>Honky Tonk Angels</i>
1995:
Played herself in the TV-movies "Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story" (CBS) and "Naomi & Wynnona: Love Can Build a Bridge" (NBC)
1996:
Executive produced and starred in the CBS TV-movie "Unlikely Angel"
1999:
Recorded first bluegrass album <i>The Grass Is Blue</i>
2002:
Released third bluegrass album <i>Halos & Horns</i>, which included a version of the Led Zeppelin classic "Stairway to Heaven"
2004:
Earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Country Collaboration with Norah Jones
2005:
Earned second Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for "Travelin' Thru" from the film "Transamerica"; also garnered Golden Globe and Grammy nominations
2006:
Appeared as 'Aunt Dolly' on the Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana"; was the real-life godmother of Hannah's Miley Cyrus
2009:
Wrote the musical score for "9 to 5: The Musical," an adaptation of her feature film; earned Tony and Grammy Award nominations
2011:
Voiced the character Dolly Gnome on the animated feature "Gnomeo & Juliet"
2012:
Co-starred with Queen Latifah as choir singers in the musical comedy "Joyful Noise"
2012:
Published the book <i>Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You </i>

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