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American singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress and philanthropist


Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress and philanthropist, best-known for her work in country music. In the four-and-a-half decades since her national-chart début, she remains one of the most-successful female artists in the history of the country genre which garnered her the title of 'The Queen of Country Music', with twenty-five number-one singles, and a record forty-one top-10 country albums. She has the distinction of having performed on a top-five country hit in each of the last five decades and is tied with Reba McEntire as the only country artists with No. 1 singles in four consecutive decades. She is known for her distinctive soprano, bawdy humor, flamboyant dress sense and voluptuous figure.

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Birth nameDolly Rebecca Parton
Date of BirthJanuary 19, 1946
Place of BirthSevierville, Tennessee, United States
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, record producer, actress, author, philanthropist, musician, businesswoman
GenresCountry, country pop, bluegrass
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, banjo, autoharp, piano, drums, appalachian dulcimer, harmonica, pennywhistle, recorder, fiddle, bass guitar, saxophone
Years active1955[1]–present
LabelsGoldband (1957–59), Mercury Records (1962–64), Monument (1965–67), RCA (1967–86), CBS (1987–95), Rising Tide (1995–97), Decca (1997–98), Sugar Hill (1999–2006), Dolly Records (2007–present)
Associated actsReba McEntire, Porter Wagoner, Cat Stevens, Kenny Rogers, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Shania Twain, Juice Newton, Stella Parton, The Larkins, Altan, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Ricky Van Shelton, Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood
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 I did not know Whitney nor any of her family personally; but she will always be a part of my heart and I will always be grateful for her awesome performance and success with our song 'I Will Always Love You'. Rest in peace, Whitney. 
— Dolly Parton / February 18, 2012
 She’s my honorary goddaughter. I mean, we never had a ceremony or nothing. I’ve known her since she was a baby. I hate it when people criticize her. 
— Dolly Parton is Miley Cyrus' honorary godmother / July 01, 2010
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 She is a great singer, she has a great voice. She’s a great little entertainer and she can speak to you like she is 50 years old. 
— Dolly Parton about Miley Cyrus / July 01, 2010
 She’ll land in the right place. I really know she has everything it takes. She is just trying to find her way and she will. 
— Dolly Parton about Miley Cyrus' risque outfits and raunchy dancing / July 01, 2010
 We have a lot of people that dress up like me 
— Dolly Parton thinks she looks cheap / March 25, 2010

 Oh, I would have probably done it when I was that age if I could have afforded it and thought I needed it. I'm open about surgery because people want to know. If you ask me about it, I'd rather tell you... I'd rather you think I had plastic surgery than to think I was a liar. 
— Dolly Parton wants to have ten cosmetic surgeries in a day / March 25, 2010
 It hurts me. In fact, I have defended Jessica so many times 'cause I get so mad. I think, ‘You don't even know her!'... and who has such a right to be so cruel and so mean? They just seem to want to hurt her for whatever their reasons are. I've had been made fun of enough in my lifetime especially when I was a child… It hurts and I know it hurts anybody. 
— Dolly Parton defending Jessica Simpson / March 25, 2010
 I'm very short, so I just have to watch my weight because I have a big appetite 
— Dolly Parton speaking about her weight and appetite / May 2009
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 You need a good push-up bra -- and wear clothes that make you look good. 
— Dolly Parton suggesting about alternatives to dieting / May 2009
 My aunt in Knoxville would bring newspapers up, which we used for toilet paper. Before we used it, we'd look at the pictures. 
— Dolly Parton
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