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 January 19th 1946, Dolly Parton has risen from relative poverty to become one of the most famous and wealthy country music stars in the world. Easily recognizable for her flamboyant platinum blonde wigs, vivid makeup, petite physique, and extra-large breasts -- which figure prominently in her humorous on-stage remarks -- Parton has shown a real knack for marketing herself in creative, lucrative ways that belie the downhome mannerisms and apple pie sweetness of her public persona. Parton's ventures range from a songwriting career,a semi-successful crossover to pop music, a sporadic acting career, a 100-million-dollar company, Dolly Parton Enterprises, and her ultimate self-promotion, the Dollywood musical theme park in Tennessee, which has become so popular since it's opening in 1986 that in 1997, it was largely responsible for the closing of its only rival, Opryland. Parton's singing career began with television appearances in Knoxville at age 12. The following year she had a recording contract and was appearing at the Grand Ole Opry and at age 21, she had her first hit song, "Dumb Blonde" (1967). It was, however, Porter Wagoner who made her a star when he hired her to duet with him. Together, they toured the country, made records, and appeared numerous times at the Opry. She went solo in 1974 and soon had a string of hits, including the semi-autobiographical "Coat of Many Colors." During the '70s, Parton was a favorite on talk shows and music specials. In 1980, she made her acting debut opposite Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dabney Coleman in the hit revenge comedy 9 to 5. As in most of her subsequent acting endeavors, Parton essentially played herself. She wrote and performed the film's title song and earned an Oscar nomination. She has since continued composing and singing in her films. Parton offered one of her best acting performances as a big-hearted beautician in Steel Magnolias (1989).Parton would continue to selectively revisit the realm of acting over the coming years, appearing in Frank McKlusky, C.I. and Joyful Noise, as well as on TV shows like Hannah Montana.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

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

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

60% Dolly Parton's Heartstrings
2019
Babe Executive Producer Appearing
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2018
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
Guest Host
  • 1989

QUOTES FROM Dolly Parton CHARACTERS

Doralee Rhodes
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
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
Bernie, you old son of a baptist.
G.G. Sparrow
Get your butt off my table, I eat there.
G.G. Sparrow
Well, I am who I am.
Vi Rose Hill
Well, maybe you were... five procedures ago!
G.G. Sparrow
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
Was she prayin'?
Truvy Jones
Yes.
Shelby Eatenton Latcherie
Why.
Truvy Jones
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
What are your colors, Shelby?
Shelby Eatenton Latcherie
My colors are "blush" and "bashful"
M'Lynn Eatenton
Her colors are "pink" and pink"
Shelby Eatenton Latcherie
My colors are "blush" and "bashful", Mama!
M'Lynn Eatenton
How precious is this weddin' gonna get, I ask you?
Truvy Jones
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
Oh, Sammy's so confused that he don't know whether to scratch his watch or wind his butt.
Truvy Jones
I'm just screamin' at my husband; I can do that any time!
Truvy Jones
When it comes to pain and sufferin', she's right there with Elizabeth Taylor.
Clairee Belcher
I've just been to the dedication of the new children's park.
Truvy Jones
Yeah, how did that go?
Clairee Belcher
Janice Van Meter got hit with a baseball. It was fabulous.
Truvy Jones
Was she hurt?
Clairee Belcher
I doubt it. She got hit in the head.
Mona Stangely
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
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
What's it gonna take to buy out my contract? What?
Freddie Ugo
(stares at her and stammers) Wa-wa-wa-wa.
Freddie Ugo
Wa-wa-wa-wa.
Jake Ferris
Don't say a night in the sack!
Freddie Ugo
I'd never say anything like that! What's the matter with you? How about thirty minutes?
Jake Ferris
Do you play an instrument?
Nick Martinelli
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
Go to your house, huh? I suppose that's so you can show me your organ, right?
Nick Martinelli
Why do you think I'm conning you? I tell you that I really do have this big organ!
Truvy Jones
Smile! It increases your face value.
Truvy Jones
Honey, time marches on and eventually you realize it is marchin' across your face.
Truvy Jones
In a good shoe, I wear a size six, but a seven feels so good, I buy a size eight.
Truvy Jones
Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.
Truvy Jones
There's so much static electricity in the room, I pick up everything but boys and money.
Mona Stangely
Well! Fine! Then I'm gettin' dressed and goin' home!
Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd
Well! Fine! I'm goin' into the bathroom and... put this on.
Mona Stangely
The best part?
Mona Stangely
Now that's what the little silver snaps are for.
Doralee Rhodes
Well, I say hire a couple'a wranglers to go upstairs and beat the shit out of him.
Mona Stangely
Well, I always just thought if you see somebody without a smile, give 'em yours!
Mona Stangely
Me jumpin' up and down? I'd black both my eyes!
Mona Stangely
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
Don't feel sorry for me. I started out poor, and I worked my way up to outcast.
Mona Stangely
You know, it's always a business doin' pleasure with you, Charlie!
Mona Stangely
You know what burns my ass?
Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd
What?
Mona Stangely
A flame about three feet high!
G.G. Sparrow
Bernie, you old son of a baptist.
G.G. Sparrow
God gave us daughters so our mothers could say I told you so.
G.G. Sparrow
Well I am who I am!
Vi Rose Hill
Maybe you were, five procedures ago!
G.G. Sparrow
I'd call you stubborn but that would be an insult to the mules
G.G. Sparrow
I'd call you stubborn but that would be an insult to the mules.
G.G. Sparrow
"Who cares if I've had a few nips and tucks? God didn't make plastic surgeons so they could starve!
G.G. Sparrow
Who cares if I've had a few nips and tucks? God didn't make plastic surgeons so they could starve!
G.G. Sparrow
Another tedius social statement movie! Dolly, you're all alone in this one.
G.G. Sparrow
Yawl remember my grandson, Randy?