Parton, Dolly

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Parton, Dolly Gender: F
Dolly Rebecca Parton
born on 19 January 1946 at 20:25 (= 8:25 PM )
Place Sevierville, Tennessee, 35n52, 83w34
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 29°26' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 00°58 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 14°43'

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American country singer, songwriter, actress; small, buxom and endearing with a cheerful genuine sweetness. Parton came up from being dirt poor to country music stardom in the 1970s. She crossed over to the pop music charts with her hit from the film, "9 to 5" in 1980. She appeared in hit movies in the '80s and tried her abilities with her own ABC variety show, "Dolly" in the fall of 1987. In 1986, she opened her $75 million amusement park, "Dollywood" in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The Park is as enthusiastically and unashamedly tacky as her own over-the-top image. By 1993, "Dollywood" was racking in $30 million annually.

She has written more than 3,000 songs, including "I Will Always Love You" which Whitney Houston shot up to the top of the pop charts in 1992. She has written her autobiography for Harper Collins, "Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business," 1994.

Parton was one of 12 kids, six of whom were born at home in a two-room cabin in Sevierville, Tennessee. She has written about growing up in a poor and full-of-love family in many of her country songs. As a child, she was fascinated by the look of the town tramp and enjoyed sneaking makeup behind the backs of the strict parents and grandparents. She helped raise five of her brothers and sisters while her parents were busy working on the farm. In 1958, she appeared on the Grand Ole Opry. At 16, she attended Sevier County High School and tried to be a friend to everyone she met. She left home to try her songwriting abilities in Nashville, TN by the time she was 18. As a success, she stayed close to her kin, putting so many of them to work in her various entrepreneurial guises that she handled the support of an estimated 100 relatives.

Parton established her career as a country music performer and songwriter penning songs that were loved and admired by her country contemporaries. She sang with her musical partner, Porter Wagoner, who eventually sued the singer for $1 million. As a top performer in 1980, Parton was earning $350,000 a week. Parton won four Grammy's and Country Music Association awards from her colleagues. By 1993, the country artist had released more than 60 albums.

Parton made advances in the film industry with her debut in the film "9 to 5" with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. She landed starring roles in "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," 1982, "Rhinestone," 1984 and "Steel Magnolias" in 1989. Parton stopped recording, canceled concerts and refused film scripts during a personal health crisis between 1985-1986. In January 1994, Parton joined other celebrities in promoting her own personal cosmetic line with infomercials on television. Revlon paid the singer $2 million to hawk the "Dolly Parton" cosmetic kits.

As of 1995, Parton began to donate large amounts of books to her native Sevier County in Tennessee. By 2000, she and her business partners had donated $7 million to expand the program to include other parts of the country. To date her Imagination Library has given away over 100,000 volumes. She says that she enjoys the involvement in education as her folks were never able to read and write, and she likes to stand up for things that she believes in. Being honest and fair, meaning something to someone, especially as a role model; is a wonderful compliment, she states.

Parton married 6' 3" real estate developer Carl Dean in 1966. Dean prefers to live in their home in Tennessee while his wife performs and tours alone. For many years, the camera-shy Dean was considered a fictitious husband by the media. The couple believe that separate lives away from each other makes their marriage stronger and they spend little time together as Parton manages her complex career as a performing and recording artist, actress, and entrepreneur. After her partial hysterectomy before the age of 40, Parton grieved over her loss of not giving birth. In the early '90s, she has come to accept her childlessness and cherish her many nieces and nephews. With a strong belief in God, she always carried her Bible while touring.

In 1982, Parton underwent an ulcer operation and suffered gynecological problems. Tiny at 5' tall with an awesome bosom, spike heels and towering hair, she makes no secret of having her body sculpted over the years with cosmetic surgery, and sports great wigs and clothes. Every couple years she has nips and tucks to maintain a youthful appearance and is sensitive and irritable about the subject. In 1984, she transformed herself, dropping approximately 40 lb. by eating healthier foods. In the past she preferred Velveeta cheese, sweets, funnel cakes and pizza. She maintains her slim petite 17-inch waist by fasting one day a week and eating smaller portion meals throughout the day. She refuses to exercise.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Fonda, Jane (born 21 December 1937). Notes: co-stars in "9 to 5"
  • associate relationship with Lynn, Loretta (born 14 April 1932). Notes: Recorded 1993 trio album "Honky Tonk Angels"
  • associate relationship with Nelson, Willie (born 30 April 1933). Notes: collaborators
  • associate relationship with Reynolds, Burt (born 11 February 1936). Notes: co-stars in "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"
  • associate relationship with Rogers, Kenny (born 21 August 1938). Notes: collaborators
  • associate relationship with Ronstadt, Linda (born 15 July 1946). Notes: collaborators
  • associate relationship with Stallone, Sylvester (born 6 July 1946). Notes: co-stars in "Rhinestone"
  • associate relationship with Tomlin, Lily (born 1 September 1939). Notes: co-stars in "9 to 5"
  • has other family relationship with Cyrus, Miley (born 23 November 1992). Notes: goddaughter


  • Relationship : Marriage 30 May 1966 in Ringgold (Carl Dean)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : New Career 1980 (Film debut)
  • Health : Medical procedure 1982 (Ulcer surgery)
  • Health : Change in Appearance 1984 (Dropped 40 lbs.)
  • Work : Start Business 1986 (Built amusement park, "Dollywood")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1987 (Own TV show)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1994 (Autobiography)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1994 (Released her autobiography)
  • Work : Prize 22 September 1999 (Country Music Hall of Fame)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

birth record

Copy of birth record in hand from Frank C. Clifford.

(8/06/2001, Marc Penfield works at the Psychic Eye bookstore where they offer "readings." He called to tell me that yesterday Dolly Parton came in and got a horoscope reading from him, and said that her dad had said 3:00 AM and that she did not know "where the 10:00 PM came from." That she was one of 13 kids and had her birth certificate and there was no time on it. She figured "after midnight" and Marc gave her a chart with 5 Sag 20 rising, as she was so full of life and sparkling. He also insisted that TN was on CST at that time.)

Sy Scholfield also notes that Parton has stated 3 a.m. in an interview: "When I go out I look at my shelves of wigs and say:'I think I'm in the mood for the short one today'" by Lauren St John, Sunday Times (London, England), 10 June 2001, p. 62: "I'm almost always up by 3am. I was born at three in the morning, so my mother says she thinks that's why."


  • Traits : Body : Hair (Wears big hair, wigs)
  • Traits : Body : Size (Height of 5')
  • Traits : Personality : Charismatic
  • Traits : Personality : Loved by all
  • Traits : Personality : Principled strongly (Believes in giving back to society)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Partial hysterectomy, ulcer)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Cosmetic surgery (Eyes, chin, lips, breast)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Long term, since 1966)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, lasting)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist (Donates millions to education)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Rags to riches
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Family (Supports about 100 kin with jobs)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Sex Organs (Huge bosom)
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Advertising (Infomercials)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Folk Music
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (guitar, piano, banjo)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Noted)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Country Music Hall of Fame)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Founded theme park)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection