Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

Highest Rated: 88% Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019)

Lowest Rated: 15% Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous (2005)

Birthday: Jan 19, 1946

Birthplace: Sevierville, Tennessee, USA

Born into relative poverty, Parton was singing and playing gospel music on Knoxville radio by the age of eleven. Upon graduating from high school, she moved to Nashville to launch a career as a country singer. In 1967, she joined Porter Wagoner's Wagon Masters Band. For the next seven years she performed with this group at the Grand Old Opry, in tours and on records. Parton became a solo artist in 1974, very quickly gaining immense popularity as a singer-songwriter. Nationally known as a media celebrity by the late '70s, she appeared frequently on TV specials and talk shows. She debuted onscreen in the film 9 to 5 (1980), for which she received an Oscar nomination as the composer of the title song. Starring or costarring in a handful of other films through the '90s, Parton often composed music for her films. She heads Dolly Parton Enterprises, a $100 million media empire. In 1986 her company opened Dollywood, a theme park celebrating her Smokey Mountain upbringing in Tennessee.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
88% 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
82% 9 to 5 Doralee Rhodes 1980
No Score Yet The Nashville Sound Actor 1979
No Score Yet Dolly Parton & Friends Actor 1976

TV

Credit
50% Dolly Parton's Heartstrings
2019
Appearing Babe Executive Producer 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2018
2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2018
2015
2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest Performer 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
Guest Performer Appearing 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 The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest 2014
2010
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest 2012
62% 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
31% 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
75% Bette
2000-2001
Herself 2000
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
Host Guest 1989

QUOTES FROM Dolly Parton CHARACTERS

Doralee Rhodes says: I'm as friendly as I know how to be to everyone in that office, and they treat me like a bastard at a family reunion.

Doralee Rhodes says: I'm as friendly as I know how to be to everyone in that office, and they treat me like a bastard at a family reunion.

G.G. Sparrow says: Bernie, you old son of a baptist.

G.G. Sparrow says: Get your butt off my table, I eat there.

G.G. Sparrow says: Well, I am who I am.

Vi Rose Hill says: Well, maybe you were... five procedures ago!

G.G. Sparrow says: Who cares if I've had a few little nips and tucks? God didn't make plastic surgeons so they could starve!

Shelby Eatenton Latcherie says: Was she prayin'?

Truvy Jones says: Yes.

Shelby Eatenton Latcherie says: Why.

Truvy Jones says: Because she got me, maybe she was prayin' for Marshall and Drew and Belle. My, she was prayin' for is because we were gossipin'. Maybe she was prayin' because the elastic shot in her pantyhose. Who knows that she prays at the drop of a hat these days.

Truvy Jones says: What are your colors, Shelby?

Shelby Eatenton Latcherie says: My colors are "blush" and "bashful"

M'Lynn Eatenton says: Her colors are "pink" and pink"

Shelby Eatenton Latcherie says: My colors are "blush" and "bashful", Mama!

M'Lynn Eatenton says: How precious is this weddin' gonna get, I ask you?

Truvy Jones says: Oh, sweetheart, don't. Please don't cry or I will too. I have a strict policy that nobody cries alone in my presence.

Truvy Jones says: Oh, Sammy's so confused that he don't know whether to scratch his watch or wind his butt.

Truvy Jones says: I'm just screamin' at my husband; I can do that any time!

Truvy Jones says: When it comes to pain and sufferin', she's right there with Elizabeth Taylor.

Clairee Belcher says: I've just been to the dedication of the new children's park.

Truvy Jones says: Yeah, how did that go?

Clairee Belcher says: Janice Van Meter got hit with a baseball. It was fabulous.

Truvy Jones says: Was she hurt?

Clairee Belcher says: I doubt it. She got hit in the head.

Mona Stangely says: Ed Earl, I think the best thing to do is to put this behind us, just as quick as we can. I've made a little money, I've laughed some, I've danced to the music... it's just time to pay the fiddler, that's all.

Jake Ferris says: All right, we'll go to your place and you can show me your organ. But I'm warnin' you, it'd best be havin' music comin' out of it.

Jake Ferris says: What's it gonna take to buy out my contract? What?

Freddie Ugo says: (stares at her and stammers) Wa-wa-wa-wa.

Freddie Ugo says: Wa-wa-wa-wa.

Jake Ferris says: Don't say a night in the sack!

Freddie Ugo says: I'd never say anything like that! What's the matter with you? How about thirty minutes?

Jake Ferris says: Do you play an instrument?

Nick Martinelli says: Yeah, I can sorta play a couple of chords on this organ I have at home. Hey, I'll tell you what, why don't you come to my house and teach me a new song?

Jake Ferris says: Go to your house, huh? I suppose that's so you can show me your organ, right?

Nick Martinelli says: Why do you think I'm conning you? I tell you that I really do have this big organ!

Truvy Jones says: Smile! It increases your face value.

Truvy Jones says: Honey, time marches on and eventually you realize it is marchin' across your face.

Truvy Jones says: In a good shoe, I wear a size six, but a seven feels so good, I buy a size eight.

Truvy Jones says: Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.

Truvy Jones says: There's so much static electricity in the room, I pick up everything but boys and money.

Mona Stangely says: Well! Fine! Then I'm gettin' dressed and goin' home!

Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd says: Well! Fine! I'm goin' into the bathroom and... put this on.

Mona Stangely says: The best part?

Mona Stangely says: Now that's what the little silver snaps are for.

Doralee Rhodes says: Well, I say hire a couple'a wranglers to go upstairs and beat the shit out of him.

Mona Stangely says: Well, I always just thought if you see somebody without a smile, give 'em yours!

Mona Stangely says: Me jumpin' up and down? I'd black both my eyes!

Mona Stangely says: I couldn't be a ballerina now. I'm too top-heavy. I have a hard enough time balancin' these things now without gettin' on my toes!

Mona Stangely says: Don't feel sorry for me. I started out poor, and I worked my way up to outcast.

Mona Stangely says: You know, it's always a business doin' pleasure with you, Charlie!

Mona Stangely says: You know what burns my ass?

Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd says: What?

Mona Stangely says: A flame about three feet high!

G.G. Sparrow says: Bernie, you old son of a baptist.

G.G. Sparrow says: God gave us daughters so our mothers could say I told you so.

G.G. Sparrow says: Well I am who I am!

Vi Rose Hill says: Maybe you were, five procedures ago!

G.G. Sparrow says: I'd call you stubborn but that would be an insult to the mules

G.G. Sparrow says: I'd call you stubborn but that would be an insult to the mules.

G.G. Sparrow says: "Who cares if I've had a few nips and tucks? God didn't make plastic surgeons so they could starve!

G.G. Sparrow says: Who cares if I've had a few nips and tucks? God didn't make plastic surgeons so they could starve!

G.G. Sparrow says: Another tedius social statement movie! Dolly, you're all alone in this one.

G.G. Sparrow says: Yawl remember my grandson, Randy?