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Dolly Parton

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress, and philanthropist, best known for her work in country music. She has composed over 3,000 songs, the best known of which include "I Will Always Love You" (a two-time U.S. country chart-topper for Parton, as well as an international pop hit for Whitney Houston), "Jolene", "Coat of Many Colors", "9 to 5", and "My Tennessee Mountain Home". As an actress, she starred in the movies 9 to 5, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Steel Magnolias, Gnomeo & Juliet, Straight Talk, Unlikely Angel, and Joyful Noise. She is one of the most successful female country artists of all time; with an estimated 100 million in album sales, Dolly Parton is also one of the best selling artists of all time. She is known as "The Queen of Country Music". She was born in Sevierville, Tennessee, the fourth of twelve children of Robert Lee Parton, a tobacco farmer, and his wife Avie Lee (Owens). She has described her family as "dirt poor". She outlined her family's poverty in her early songs "Coat of Many Colors" and "In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)". They lived in a rustic, one-room

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Dolly Parton's Theme Park -- Our Ride Didn't Break ... You JUMPED From It!

Dolly Parton Theme Park
Our Ride Didn't Break ... You JUMPED!!

Dolly Parton's amusement park says it's not to blame for a woman allegedly suffering brain damage when she fell out of one of its rides ... because she did it to herself.  TMZ broke the… READ MORE >

Dolly Parton -- I Had Kidney Stones, Y'all!

Dolly Parton
I Had Kidney Stones, Y'all!

Dolly Parton is no stoner -- at least, not anymore ... 'cause the country legend says she underwent surgery to have some pesky kidney stones removed last month.  Parton issued a medical… READ MORE >

- 118 days ago
Dolly Parton -- Dollywood Sued After Woman Suffers Brain Injury on Swing Ride

Dolly Parton
Dollywood Sued After Woman Suffers Brain Injury on Swing Ride

A Tennessee couple says they came to Dolly Parton's Dollywood for entertainment -- what they got was a traumatizing experience that left one of them with lasting brain damage and broken… READ MORE >

- 414 days ago
Paula Deen -- Riding Dolly Parton's Coattails to Cook Up New Restaurant

Paula Deen
Riding Dolly Parton's Coattails to Cook Up New Restaurant

Paula Deen's hitching her wagon to Dolly Parton to try to bury her n-word scandal ... forging ahead with a new restaurant right next to Dolly's amusement park.Paula Deen's Family… READ MORE >

- 713 days ago
Dolly Parton 911 -- 'The Driver Is Trapped In the Car'

Dolly Parton 911
'The Driver Is Trapped In the Car'

TMZ has obtained the 911 call made by a bystander moments after Dolly Parton was involved in a car accident in Nashville yesterday. During the call, the male witness says he saw the car Dolly was… READ MORE >

- 840 days ago
Dolly Parton -- HOSPITALIZED After Fender Bender

Dolly Parton
HOSPITALIZED After Fender Bender

Dolly Parton was rushed to a hospital in Nashville this morning -- and luckily her boobs are O.K. ... TMZ has learned.A rep for the Nashville PD tells us Dolly was a passenger in a car being… READ MORE >

- 841 days ago
Whitney Houston -- Tombstone Now Etched with Her Most Famous Song Lyrics

Whitney Houston
Tombstone Etched with Most Famous Lyrics

When you think of Whitney Houston you think ... "I Will Always Love You"  -- and now you always will, because it's engraved on her tombstone. Whitney's grave at Fairview Cemetery in… READ MORE >

- 939 days ago
Dolly Parton -- Count Me in On Oprah's Not-a-Lesbian Club

Dolly Parton
Count Me in On Oprah's Not-a-Lesbian Club

Dolly Parton set the record straight ... she and her longtime pal are not lesbians -- and, in fact, they're just like Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King ... FRIENDS.Check out TMZ on TV -- click here to… READ MORE >

- 1169 days ago
Dolly Parton -- Sorry Ladies, I'm NOT a Lesbian

Dolly Parton
Sorry Ladies, I'm NO Lesbian

Dolly Parton is NOT gay ... the same way that Oprah Winfrey is not gay ... so says Dolly Parton. Dolly set the record straight about her sexual orientation during an interview with "Nightline."… READ MORE >

- 1170 days ago
Dolly Parton -- My Halloween Costume is Gonna Be TRASHY!!!

Dolly Parton
My Halloween Costume is Gonna Be TRASHY!!!

Dolly Parton is gonna be a NAUGHTY girl this Halloween ... and she's not afraid to admit it.   Parton was having dinner at Matteo's in L.A. last night ... when she told us she had picked… READ MORE >

- 1202 days ago

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