Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton


1/19/1946, Sevierville, Tennessee, USA

Birth Name

Dolly Rebecca Parton



Also Known As

Dolyl Parton
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Dolly was born in 1946 one of 12 children to Robert Lee Parton, a tobacco farmer, and Avie Lee Parton. She grew up on a small run-down farm in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. She was performing on Nashville TV by the time she was 12 and by the age…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Dolly: You have to stay true to your heart and to your dreams.

      The night I graduated from Sevier County High School, back in 1964, we were all asked to stand up and talk about what we were going to do with the rest of our lives, and everybody had a different story. When it came my time, I stood right up there. I said, 'I'm going to Nashville, and I'm going to be a star.' Well, the whole place laughed out loud, and I was so embarrassed, because I thought, 'How odd. Why is everybody laughing? Because that is what I'm going to do.'

      As bad as I felt at that moment and as embarrassed as I was, it did not shake me from my dreams. So, I guess I showed them, huh? You can do the same.

      Of course, you have to be careful. Do not confuse dreams with wishes. There is a difference. Dreams are where you visualize yourself being successful at what's important to you to accomplish. Dreams build convictions, because you work hard to pay the price to make sure that they come true. Wishes are hoping good things will happen to you, but there is no fire in your gut that causes you to put everything forth to overcome all the obstacles.

      So, you have to dream more. And never, ever, ever blame somebody else if it doesn't happen. That isn't your department. Yeah, it's true. You'll see more of what I mean as you get out there in the big world.

    • Dolly: (after postponing her North American tour due to a sore back) Hey, you try wagging these puppies around a while and see if you don't have back problems.

    • Dolly: (after accepting a lifetime membership into the Girl Scouts of Tanasi Council on June 15, 2007) While I was never a Girl Scout myself when I was a kid, I always wanted to be. This great honor lets me live out a dream and to be part of an organization that stands for many of the same values I do and Dollywood does.

    • Dolly: If you want to see the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain.

    • Dolly: My husband said 'show me your boobs' and I had to pull up my skirt... so it was time to get them done!

    • Dolly: I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it's just depressing to me. The poor little kids.

    • Dolly: I look just like the girls next door... if you happen to live next door to an amusement park.

    • Dolly: Yeah I flirt, I'm not blind and I'm not dead!

    • Dolly: I was the first woman to burn my bra - it took the fire department four days to put it out.

    • Dolly: I have got little feet because nothing grows in the shade.

    • Dolly: When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next.

    • Dolly: I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else.

    • Dolly: It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.

    • Dolly: If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.

    • Dolly: You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.

    • Dolly: I'm not offended by dumb blonde jokes because I know that I'm not dumb. I also know I'm not blonde.

    • Dolly: The magic is inside you. There ain't no crystal ball.

    • Dolly: My weaknesses have always been food and men - in that order.

    • Dolly: Storms make trees take deeper roots.

    • Dolly: We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

    • Dolly: If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.

    • Dolly: Find out who you are and do it on purpose.

    • Dolly: There's a heart beneath the boobs and a brain beneath the wig.

    • Dolly: I describe my look as a blend of mother goose, cinderella, and the local hooker

  • One of the greatest talents ever.

    Dolly is absolutely one of the greatest talents in her industry. She is an amazing song writer, quite a funny actress, and her voice is probably the closest thing to an angel that we will ever find on earth. I have had the privilege of meeting her twice and I can honestly say that she was no different in person than what you see on T.V. she was down to earth and to funny for words. All in all I think if your looking to find a celebrity that you can relate to then Dolly is your gal. She is truly an amazing person.moreless
  • Love her!!

    Dolly Parton is so awesome! She's a really great singer! I love her voice! It is sooo beautiful! It's really soothing. I also love her acting. I loved her role as Aunt Dolly on Hannah Montana or Dolly Major on Reba! She is HILARIOUS!!! She had me cracking up the whole time! She rocks hard!

    Dolly has that kind of personality that makes you feel like she's a part of your family, and that's a really cool personality. She is really cool and unique. She's also really pretty. I love her hair. I hope I look like her when I'm her age. What is that? 30? LOL! She looks so young. She rocks so hard!moreless