Dolly Parton Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Dolly Parton Quick Info
Height4 ft 11 in
Weight50 kg
Date of BirthJanuary 19, 1946
Zodiac SignCapricorn
SpouseCarl Thomas Dean

Dolly Parton is an American singer, actress, and businesswoman known for releasing popular singles like Baby I’m Burning, I Know You By Heart, and Eagle When She Flies. She has won various awards for her superior singing skills like Grammy AwardsCountry Music Association Awards, and American Music Awards. She has a huge social media fan base with more than 1 million followers on Instagram, more than 5 million followers on Twitter, and more than 4 million followers on Facebook.

Born Name

Dolly Rebecca Parton

Nick Name

The Smoky Mountain Songbird, The Iron Butterfly, The Queen of Country, The Backwoods Barbie, The Queen of Nashville, The Book Lady, The Leading Lady of Country, Aunt Granny

Dolly Parton at a press conference in Australia in 2011
Dolly Parton at a press conference in Australia in 2011 (Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

Sevier County, Tennessee, United States

Residence

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Dolly Parton completed her high school in 1964.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, Record Producer, Actress, Author, Businesswoman, Philanthropist

Family

  • Father – Robert Lee Parton Sr. (Subsistence Farmer and Construction Worker)
  • Mother – Avie Lee Caroline
  • Siblings – She has 11 siblings.
  • Others – Miley Cyrus (Godchild) (Actress and Musician), William Walter Parton (Paternal Grandfather), Bessie Elizabeth Rayfield (Paternal Grandmother), The Rev. Jacob Robert Owens (Maternal Grandfather), Rene Kansas Valentine (Maternal Grandmother)

Manager

Dolly Parton is managed by –

  • Danny Nozell, Manager, CTK Management, Nashville, Tennessee, United States.
  • William Morris Endeavor (WME) Entertainment, Talent Agent, Beverly Hills, California, United States.
  • Edelstein, Laird & Sobel, Legal Representatives, Los Angeles, California, USA.
  • Guesty PR, Press contact, London, United Kingdom.

Genre

Country, Country pop, Bluegrass, Gospel

Instruments

Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Saxophone, Piano, Flute

Labels

  • Goldband Records
  • Mercury
  • Monument
  • RCA Victor
  • Warner Bros.
  • Columbia
  • Rising Tide
  • Decca
  • Sugar Hill
  • Dolly Records

Build

Voluptuous

Height

4 ft 11 in or 150 cm

Weight

50 kg or 110 lbs

Dolly Parton as seen in July 2014
Dolly Parton as seen in July 2014 (Josef Just / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Boyfriend / Spouse

Dolly Parton has dated –

  1. Carl Thomas Dean – Dolly and businessman Carl Thomas Dean married on May 30, 1966, in Ringgold, Georgia. The couple keeps a low profile and hardly appears together publicly. Expressing her pride in her married life, Dolly stated that it was the first and the last for both of them. On their 50th wedding anniversary on May 30, 2011, Dolly and Carl renewed their vows. The couple does not have children of their own.

Race / Ethnicity

White

She has English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Curved Lips
  • A mole below her lips (left side)
  • Arched eyebrows
  • Bright long nails
  • Green eyes

Brand Endorsements

Dolly Parton has done endorsement work for the following brands –

  • Visit Sevierville
  • Breeze Detergent
  • Golden Nugget
  • Dollywood
  • Dixie Stampede
  • Tennessee Tourism

Religion

Christianity

Dolly Parton accepting Liseberg Applause Award in 2010
Dolly Parton accepting Liseberg Applause Award in 2010 (Curtis Hilbun / My New Desk / CC BY-3.0)

Best Known For

  • Her phenomenal contribution in country music with around 40 top ten albums, 3,000 original compositions, including the popular hits like I Will Always Love You, Jolene, and Coat of Many Colors. She has more than 25 songs certified as ‘Gold’, ‘Platinum’, and ‘Multi-Platinum’.
  • Winning several prestigious awards like Grammy AwardsCountry Music Association AwardsAcademy of Country Music Awards, and American Music Awards. She has also won the Hall of Fame Award for “I Will Always Love You” (2007) and “Jolene” (2014), and Lifetime Achievement Award (2011).
  • Being inducted into many Halls Of Fame including the Country Music Hall of Fame (1999), and the National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame (2001).

First Album

On February 13, 1967, Dolly released her full-length debut album Hello, I’m Dolly with Monument label. The album has 12 original tracks.

First Film

In 1980, Dolly made her theatrical film debut in the comedy film 9 to 5 as Doralee Rhodes.

First TV Show

In 1964, Dolly made her TV show debut on The Early Morning Show.

Personal Trainer

There is no information on Dolly’s workout routine but, she has been known for sporadic dieting. She has been linked with the famous cabbage soup diet which is also known as the Dolly Parton’s Cabbage Soup diet.

Dolly Parton Favorite Things

  • Color – White and yellow
  • Drink – Red Wine
  • Appetizer – Chopped clams Casino
  • Meal – Roast pork, Green beans, Turnip greens and fried okra
  • Perfume – Gendarme
Source – Interview Magazine, NY TimesPens And Patron
Dolly Parton as seen in September 2011
Dolly Parton as seen in September 2011 (pipilongstockings / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Dolly Parton Facts

  1. She grew up in an extremely poor household.
  2. Dolly is the 4th child of the 12 children in her family.
  3. She moved to Nashville the next day after graduating from high school in 1964.
  4. Her first job was singing on the Cas Walker radio show in Knoxville, Tennessee at the age of 10.
  5. As a versatile artist, she has received at least one nomination from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, and Emmy Awards.
  6. In 2007, Dolly started the Dolly Records with the intention to gain larger marketing deals.
  7. She prefers really tight and really sparkly dresses.
  8. She was bullied in school.
  9. Dolly has a huge obsession with colorful butterflies.
  10. In 2005, she was honored by the US government for her contribution in the field of arts with the National Medal of Arts.
  11. The Dolly Foundation was formed to provide scholarships to local students in high school in April 1988.
  12. In 1995, Dolly Parton Imagination Library was launched as a part of The Dolly Foundation, which mails free books to children who are enrolled in the programme till the age of 5 years.
  13. In 1986, the Rebel Railroad Park re-opened as Dollywood Amusement Park with a joint partnership between Dolly Parton and Herschend Family Entertainment in Knoxville-Smoky Mountains, Tennessee.
  14. She is the also the Executive of her Dollywood Company, based in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States.
  15. Dolly has also authored numerous books including Coat of Many Colors (2016), Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You (2012), and I Am a Rainbow (2009).
  16. The first cloned sheep ‘Dolly’ was named after her in reference to her rare breast implant.
  17. In 2018, she was added in the Guinness World Records for ‘Most Decades with a Top 20 hit on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart’, and ‘Most Hits on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart by a Female Artist.’
  18. Visit her official website @ dollyparton.com.
  19. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Featured Image by Curtis Hilbun / My New Desk / CC BY-3.0

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