Dolly Parton

Highest Rated: 81% 9 to 5 (1980)
Birthday: Jan 19, 1946
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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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
75% Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice Actor 2019
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
No Score Yet A Country Christmas Story Herself 2013
67% Hollywood to Dollywood Actor 2012
31% Joyful Noise G.G. Sparrow $29.1M 2012
No Score Yet Ann Richards' Texas Actor 2012
56% 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 $47.2M 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 Executive Producer Leanna Taylor 1999
No Score Yet Unlikely Angel Executive Producer Ruby Diamond 1996
22% The Beverly Hillbillies Herself 1993
No Score Yet Billy Ray Cyrus: Dreams Come True Actor 1993
36% Straight Talk Shirlee Kenyon 1992
70% 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
81% 9 to 5 Doralee Rhodes 1980
No Score Yet The Nashville Sound Actor 1979
No Score Yet Dolly Parton & Friends Actor 1976

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Performer Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Performer Appearing Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet FABLife
2015-2016
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Voice
2011
Performer
  • 2015
No Score Yet Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways
2014
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2012
63% 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 60 Minutes
1999
Appearing
  • 2012
  • 2009
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
  • 2011
No Score Yet Hannah Montana
2006-2011
Aunt Dolly
  • 2010
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Appearing
  • 2009
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Performer Appearing
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Performer
  • 2007
No Score Yet Reba
2001-2007
Dolly Majors
  • 2005
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Magic School Bus
1994-1997
Voice
  • 1996
No Score Yet Designing Women
1986-1993
Charlene's Guardian Movie Star
  • 1990
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host
  • 1989

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