Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

Highest Rated: 90% Inequality for All (2013)

Lowest Rated: 14% Rhinestone (1984)

Birthday: Jan 19, 1946

Birthplace: Sevierville, Tennessee, USA

One of the most iconic figures in country music, Dolly Parton distinguished herself as a singer, songwriter, and all-around entertainer, ultimately transcending the confines of country to become a celebrity whose sphere was bigger than any single genre. Born on January 19, 1946 in Sevierville, Tennessee, Parton grew up literally dirt poor, living in a one-room cabin in the Tennessee mountains with her mother, sharecropper father, and 11 siblings. The performing bug bit Parton early, and she began singing professionally while still a child, appearing on local radio and TV programs. In 1964 she relocated to Nashville to pursue songwriting. Parton ended up writing for several successful country artists, including Skeeter Davis, Kitty Wells, and Hank Williams, Jr. Country star Porter Wagoner drafted Parton to replace his departing partner Norma Jean on his weekly TV show in 1967. That same year, she and Wagoner began recording as a duo. Their partnership was successful from the start, yielding a long string of hits. But though Parton had been recording as a solo artist since before working with Wagoner, releasing her debut album, Hello, I'm Dolly, in '67, her own efforts were consistently overshadowed and outsold by the duo's output. She quit the show in '73 to concentrate on her solo career, though they made a couple more records together. Parton kicked into high gear immediately with a long string of chart-topping singles, including 1974's "I Will Always Love You," which would become even bigger in 1992 when Whitney Houston's version became one of the top-selling singles of all time. Parton scored a truckload of big hits throughout the '70s and '80s, and with her flamboyant image and sassy, self-possessed attitude, she became a mainstream celebrity, crossing over to the pop market beginning with 1977's "Here You Come Again." She hosted her own TV variety series in 1976, and starting with 1980's hit film "9 to 5," she began a successful movie acting career that included hits like "Steel Magnolias" (1989) and "Dumlin'" (2018) as well as high-profile flops like "The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas" (1982) and "Rhinestone" (1984). In the late '80s she had a sideline working in a trio with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, with great critical and commercial success. Starting in the late '90s she reached back to her roots, releasing a series of bluegrass albums. As gifted a businesswoman as she is an artist, Parton established multiple enterprises outside her music career, including her Dollywood theme park and several others. Over the course of her career, she was been honored by the Golden Globes, The Grammys, and just about every other awards organization, becoming one of country's most widely celebrated artists ever.

Highest rated movies

Inequality for All
9 to 5
Steel Magnolias Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square
Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Straight Talk
Joyful Noise

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute Unknown (Character) - 2021
63% 52% Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square Angel (Character),
Executive Producer,
Original Music
- 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Library That Dolly Built Self - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas at Dollywood Self - 2019
89% 99% Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice Self $4.3M 2019
57% 70% Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love The Painted Lady (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2016
78% 68% Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors Executive Producer - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Country Christmas Story Self - 2013
90% 88% Inequality for All Doralee Rhodes (Character) $1.2M 2013
32% 65% Joyful Noise G.G. Sparrow (Character) $30.9M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ann Richards' Texas Unknown (Character) - 2012
55% 54% Gnomeo & Juliet Dolly (Voice) - 2011
16% 43% Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Self $48.5M 2005
No Score Yet 31% Frank McKlusky, C.I. Edith McKlusky (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 87% Jackie's Back! Self - 1999
No Score Yet 65% Blue Valley Songbird Leanna Taylor (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1999
No Score Yet 68% Unlikely Angel Ruby Diamond (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story Self - 1995
22% 32% The Beverly Hillbillies Self $42.2M 1993
42% 58% Straight Talk Shirlee Kenyon (Character),
Original Music
$20.1M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Texas Wind Thiola "Big T" Rayfield (Character) - 1991
68% 89% Steel Magnolias Truvy Jones (Character) $79.4M 1989
No Score Yet 80% A Smoky Mountain Christmas Lorna Davis (Character) - 1986
14% 35% Rhinestone Jake (Character) - 1984
45% 68% The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Mona Stangley (Character) - 1982
83% 74% 9 to 5 Doralee Rhodes (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wake up Beautiful With Valerie - Birthday Celebration Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Music Performer,
Guest
2009-2010 2012-2013 2018-2019 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet GMA3: What You Need to Know Guest 2021
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond the CANVAS Guest 2021
No Score Yet 55% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Music Performer,
Guest
2014 2016 2018-2019 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2016 2019-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Music Performer,
Guest
2009 2012 2014-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Hoda & Jenna Guest 2019-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2012 2016 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marilyn Denis Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2018 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2015-2016 2018 2020
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2020
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2017 2019
50% 94% Dolly Parton's Heartstrings Herself/The Balladeer (Character),
Executive Producer,
Self
2019
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brian Johnson's A Life on the Road Guest 2019
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Music Performer,
Guest
2014-2016 2018
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Music Performer 2018
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Music Performer,
Guest
2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2017
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet ET Canada Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pickler & Ben Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Insider Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Today With Willie Geist Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Take Me Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2016
No Score Yet 68% The Voice Music Performer 2015-2016
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music Performer,
Guest
2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Money Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet FABLife Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2012 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2010 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Best of American Pickers Self 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dolly Parton: Song By Song Unknown (Guest Star),
Host
2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Music Performer 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2012-2013
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2012
62% 56% The Bachelorette Music Performer 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Revolution Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Steve Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crook and Chase Show Music Performer,
Guest
2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2012
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2005 2012
No Score Yet 74% Hannah Montana Aunt Dolly (Guest Star) 2006-2007 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nate Berkus Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Music Performer 2010
31% No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet Guest 2009
68% 50% American Idol Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reba Dolly Majors (Guest Star) 2005
62% No Score Yet Bette Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
85% 76% The Simpsons Herself (Guest Voice) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge Self 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Women Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best of George Guest