Dolly Parton

Birth Place: Sevierville, Tennessee, USA

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An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of entertainment. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, Dolly has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. Dolly has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award.

Making her film debut in the 1980 hit comedy "9 to 5," Dolly earned rave reviews for her performance and an Oscar nomination for writing the title tune, along with her second and third Grammy Awards. Roles in "Steel Magnolias," "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," "Rhinestone," and "Straight Talk" followed. Dolly saw a cherished dream become a reality in 1986 with the opening of her own theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2004, the U.S. Library of Congress
presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. In December 2015, more than 13 million tuned into "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" and was the most-watched film on broadcast networks since May 2012.

Parton wrote the score (and Patricia Resnick the book) for 9 to 5: The Musical, a musical-theater adaptation of Parton's feature film 9 to 5 (1980). The musical ran at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles in late 2008. It opened on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre in New York City, on April 30, 2009.

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Photos: Inside Look At Drew & Dane's 31st Annual Festivity Supporting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

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Coral Springs Center For The Arts To Present Lucinda Williams & Her Band in February

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Dolly Parton Scores the Biggest Album Debut Sales Week of Her Career With 'Rockstar'

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All Things Equal – The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is coming to the Fisher Theatre. Get ready for an inspiring and thought-provoking show about the iconic Supreme Court Justice.

Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announces 2024 Nominees For Induction

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Dolly Parton has written 1 shows including 9 to 5: The Musical (Composer).

Dolly Parton has been nominated for several awards for her work in the Broadway musical "9 to 5: The Musical." She received nominations for Best Original Score in the BroadwayWorld Awards, Outstanding Lyrics and Outstanding Music in the Drama Desk Awards, and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre in the Tony Awards.

Dolly Parton has won the Best Original Score award (BroadwayWorld Awards) for the Broadway musical "9 to 5: The Musical".

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