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Dolly Parton

Highest Rated:   84% 9 to 5 (1980)
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Birthplace:   Sevierville, Tennessee, USA
Born January 19th 1946, Dolly Parton has risen from relative poverty to become one of the most famous and wealthy country music stars in the world. Easily recognizable for her flamboyant platinum blonde wigs, vivid makeup, petite physique, and extra-large breasts -- which figure prominently in her humorous on-stage remarks -- Parton has shown a real knack for marketing herself in creative, lucrative ways that belie the downhome mannerisms and apple pie sweetness of her public persona. Parton's ventures range from a songwriting career,a semi-successful crossover to pop music, a sporadic acting career, a 100-million-dollar company, Dolly Parton Enterprises, and her ultimate self-promotion, the Dollywood musical theme park in Tennessee, which has become so popular since it's opening in 1986 that in 1997, it was largely responsible for the closing of its only rival, Opryland. Parton's singing career began with television appearances in Knoxville at age 12. The following year she had a recording contract and was appearing at the Grand Ole Opry and at age 21, she had her first hit song, "Dumb Blonde" (1967). It was, however, Porter Wagoner who made her a star when he hired her to duet with him. Together, they toured the country, made records, and appeared numerous times at the Opry. She went solo in 1974 and soon had a string of hits, including the semi-autobiographical "Coat of Many Colors." During the '70s, Parton was a favorite on talk shows and music specials. In 1980, she made her acting debut opposite Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dabney Coleman in the hit revenge comedy 9 to 5. As in most of her subsequent acting endeavors, Parton essentially played herself. She wrote and performed the film's title song and earned an Oscar nomination. She has since continued composing and singing in her films. Parton offered one of her best acting performances as a big-hearted beautician in Steel Magnolias (1989).Parton would continue to selectively revisit the realm of acting over the coming years, appearing in Frank McKlusky, C.I. and Joyful Noise, as well as on TV shows like Hannah Montana.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
57% Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love
  • The Painted Lady
  • Executive Producer
2016
78% Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors
  • Executive Producer
2015
67% Hollywood to Dollywood
  • Actor
2012
33% Joyful Noise
  • G.G. Sparrow
$29.1M 2012
No Score Yet Ann Richards' Texas
  • Actor
2012
55% Gnomeo and Juliet
  • Dolly Gnome
$99.9M 2011
40% The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Dolly Parton - Honky Tonk Songs
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Opry Video Classics: Legends
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Best of Country Live
  • Actor
2006
15% Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous
  • Herself
$47.1M 2005
No Score Yet For the Love of Dolly
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Norah Jones and the Handsome Band: Live in 2004
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Dolly Parton: Live and Well
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Dolly Parton and Friends: On the Country Train
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Our Country
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: Cowboy Jack Clement's Home Movies
  • Director
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Frank McKlusky, C.I.
  • Mrs. McCluskey
2002
No Score Yet Chet Atkins: A Life in Music
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Jackie's Back
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Blue Valley Songbird
  • Leanna Taylor
  • Executive Producer
1999
No Score Yet Unlikely Angel
  • Executive Producer
  • Ruby Diamond
1996
23% The Beverly Hillbillies
  • Herself
1993
No Score Yet Billy Ray Cyrus: Dreams Come True
  • Actor
1993
40% Straight Talk
  • Shirlee Kenyon
1992
69% Steel Magnolias
  • Truvy Jones
1989
No Score Yet Young Country
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet A Smoky Mountain Christmas
  • Lorna Davis
1986
No Score Yet Captain Kangaroo and His Friends
  • Actor
1985
15% Rhinestone
  • Jake
1984
56% The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • Mona Stangley
1982
84% 9 to 5
  • Doralee Rhodes
1980
No Score Yet The Nashville Sound
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Dolly Parton & Friends
  • Actor
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Appearing
  • Guest
  • Performer
  • 2016
No Score Yet FABLife
2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Voice
2011-2016
  • Performer
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways
2014
  • Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Performer
  • 2014
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
  • Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Bachelorette
2003
  • Performer
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Revolution
2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2005
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Appearing
  • Performer
  • 2008
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Actor
  • Performer
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Actor
  • Voice
  • 1999
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Guest
  • 1989

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