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Dolly Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, musician, and philanthropist. She is five feet tall and weighs 110 pounds. Dolly Parton was born January 19, 1946 in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. She grew up poor in a rural Appalachian community. Money was always a problem for her family which included 12 children. Dolly began singing at church, and relative gave Dolly a guitar which she used to help make songs. By the age of ten, the young singer became a local celebrity appearing on local television and radio shows, and performing professional gigs. After high school, Parton moved to Nashville with her eyes set on music super-stardom.
In 1967, Parton’s career began to spark when she joined Porter Wagoner and the two performed as a duo. People were enamored with Parton’s warm personality, shapely figure, and gorgeous face. The two concocted many country hits together. This led to RCA offering the songstress a recording contract. Her first number one hit “Joshua” came in 1971, more hits came afterwards like ” Jolene”, and “I Will Always Love You”. In 1977 Parton received cross-over success with the song “Here You Come Again” which earned the singer her first Grammy Award.
In the 1980s Parton became mainstream when she transitioned to acting. She starred in the comedy film 9 to 5 in 1980. She contributed to the film’s soundtrack and the title track also became a number one hit and earned the country singer a Academy Award nomination. Two years later she starred in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. The next year she made the smash hit “Islands in the Stream” with Kenny Rogers. In 1986, Dolly did something ambitious, and opened up an amusement park called Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The amusement park is still a popular tourist attraction.
Some of Dolly’s hit singles include “Travelin’ Thru”, “Better Get To Livin’”, and “Jesus & Gravity”. Over the years Dolly Parton has earned the top spot as one of country music’s most iconic figures. In 2000, Parton was inducted into the County Music Hall of Fame.