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Dolly Parton voices the character of Dolly Gnome in the animated feature film "Gnomeo and Juliet."

Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of music entertainment, penning classic songs such as "Jolene," "Coat of Many Colors" and her mega-hit "I Will Always Love You." With 1977's crossover hit "Here You Come Again," she successfully erased the line between country and pop music without noticeably altering either her music or her image. Parton's album "Backwoods Barbie" —
Dolly Parton in "Joyful Noise"
Dolly Parton Joyful Noise
first mainstream country album in 17 years—marked the first release on her independent label.

Making her film debut in the 1980 hit comedy "9 to 5," Parton earned an Oscar nomination for writing the title tune, along with her second and third Grammy Awards. Roles in "Steel Magnolias," "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," "Rhinestone" and "Straight Talk" followed, along with two network television series, made-for-television movies, network and HBO specials and guest-starring roles in series television. In 2006, Parton earned her second Oscar nomination for the song "Travelin' Thru," which she
wrote for the film "Transamerica."

In 1967, Parton's career took off when country music superstar Porter Wagoner began featuring her on his popular syndicated television show, reaching 45 million people in more than 100 markets and attracting the attention of record executives at RCA. Parton and Wagoner had 14 Top Ten hits during their seven years together. Parton was voted the Country Music Association Female Artist of the Year two years in a row, and in 1978 Parton was named the Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year.

In 1974, "I Will Always Love You" topped the charts and did so again in 1982 when it was revived in the movie "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," making Parton the first artist to earn a number one-record twice with the same song. In 1986, Parton opened Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The state's number-
one tourist attraction, Dollywood was selected by the theme park industry as one of the top three theme parks in the world in 2006. In 1988, she began the Dollywood Foundation to inspire children in her home community. The Foundation funds the Dolly Parton Imagination Library across America and in Canada by giving every preschool child a book each month from the time he or she is born until the child reaches
kindergarten. With the help of local sponsors, this program has expanded to over 800 communities in 41 states. Also in 1988, Parton founded a group of dinner attractions called Dixie Stampede. In 2001, she built Dollywood's Splash Country, which remains Tennessee's largest water park. Parton's various entertainment businesses attract 4.5 million visitors annually and employ more than 3,000 people.

Parton established Velvet Apple Music (BMI) early in her career and owns the copyrights and the publishing for her vast songwriting empire. She owns her own successful record label, Blue Eye Records.
Parton established Sandollar Productions with former manager, Sandy Gallin. A film and television production company, Sandollar has produced feature films such as "Father of the Bride" (I and II), "Straight Talk," "Sabrina," "Shining Through," "IQ" and the Academy Award-winning (for Best Documentary) "Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt," along with the Fox television shows "Babes" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, Parton has had 25 songs reach number one on the Billboard Country charts—a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top-ten country albums—a record for any artist—and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. She
has garnered seven Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. In 1999, Parton was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and became a member of the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001. Broadcast Music, Inc. honored Dolly with their Icon Award in 2003, and in 2004 the U.S. Library of Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. This was followed in 2005 with the National Medal of Arts, the highest honor given by the U.S. government for excellence in the arts.

In 2006, Parton was honored by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for her lifetime of contributions to the arts. In June 2007, she was named the recipient of the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. Her 1994 autobiography was aptly titled "My Life and Other Unfinished Business."

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Age: 70 years old
Birthday: January 19, 1946
Height: 4' 11"
Nickname: The Smoky Mountain Songbird
The Iron Butterfly
The Queen of Country
The Backwoods Barbie
The Queen of Nashville
The Book Lady
The Leading Lady of Country
Full Name / Real Name: Dolly Rebecca Parton
Birthplace: Sevierville, TN
Husband: Carl Dean (5/30/1966)

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