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Dolly Parton is a Actor, Scriptwriter, Executive Producer and Theme Song Performance American born on 19 january 1946 at Tennessee (USA)

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton
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Birth name Dolly Rebecca Parton
Nationality USA
Birth 19 january 1946 (72 years) at Tennessee (USA)
Awards Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, National Medal of Arts

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music. Her career began as a child performer on the Cas Walker radio show, then recording a few singles from the age of 13. Relocating to Nashville at age 18 in 1964, her first commercial successes were as a songwriter (her songs during this period were covered by numerous artists, including Bill Phillips and Kitty Wells). She rose to prominence in 1967 as a featured performer on singer Porter Wagoner's weekly syndicated TV program; their first duet single, a cover of Tom Paxton's "The Last Thing on My Mind", was a top-ten hit on the country singles chart and led to several successful albums before they ended their partnership in 1974. Moving towards mainstream pop music, her 1977 single "Here You Come Again" was a success on both the country and pop charts. A string of pop-country hits followed into the mid-1980s, the most successful being her 1980 hit "9 to 5" (from the film of the same name) and her 1983 duet with Kenny Rogers "Islands in the Stream", both of which topped the U.S. pop and country singles charts. A pair of albums recorded with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris were among her later successes. In the late 1990s, she returned to classic country/bluegrass with a series of acclaimed recordings. Non-musical ventures include Dollywood, a theme park in Pigeon Forge in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, and her efforts on behalf of childhood literacy, particularly her Imagination Library, as well as Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede and Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show.

Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, and digital downloads during her career have topped 100 million worldwide. She has garnered eight Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and is one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. Parton has received 46 Grammy nominations, tying her with Bruce Springsteen for the most Grammy nominations and placing her in tenth place overall.

In 1999, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has composed over 3,000 songs, the best known of which include "I Will Always Love You" (a two-time U.S. country chart-topper for Parton, as well as an international pop hit for Whitney Houston), "Jolene", "Coat of Many Colors", "9 to 5", and "My Tennessee Mountain Home". Parton is also one of the few to have received at least one nomination from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, and Emmy Awards.

As an actress, she starred in 9 to 5, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Rhinestone, A Smoky Mountain Christmas, Steel Magnolias, Wild Texas Wind, Gnomeo & Juliet, Straight Talk, Unlikely Angel, Blue Valley Songbird, and Joyful Noise.

Biography

Dolly Parton est issue d'une famille pauvre du Tennessee. Pendant de nombreuses années son père cultive le tabac mais pour des raisons économiques il doit aller à Detroit dans les industries automobiles. La chanteuse grandit au sein d'une fratrie de douze enfants, dans une vétuste maison en bois où ils dorment à plus de cinq enfants dans le même lit.


Débuts
Dolly Parton commence très jeune sa carrière, vers l'âge de 12 ans. Elle bénéficie de l'aide de son oncle Bill qui travaillait alors à la radio locale. Grâce à lui elle va chanter sa première chanson "puppy love" à la radio. Après avoir eu 18 ans elle prend ses bagages et part en direction de la capitale de la musique country, Nashville. C'est là-bas qu'elle fait la rencontre de Porter Wagoner qui est un chanteur de country mais aussi l'animateur de l'une des plus grandes émissions musical de l'époque, il décide d'engager Dolly Parton vers la fin des années 60 en tant que chanteuse. Elle prend rapidement une place de plus en plus central dans l'émission elle aura même le droit d'animer l'émission à plusieurs reprises. Elle va même enregistrer plusieurs album avec Porter Wagoner avec certains morceaux à succès. Mais Dolly avait de plus grandes ambitions elle voulait conquérir le monde, elle a donc écrit et chantée plusieurs chansons mais qui restait sans grande reconnaissance.


Succès
Son premier grand succès fut d'abord sur la scène country avec la reprise de "mule skinner blues" suivi par "dumb blonde" issu de son première album "hello i'm dolly". En 1973 elle décide de quitter le Porter Wagoner Show pour se concentrer sur sa carrière mais elle le fait à sa façon, elle écrit une chanson à Porter Wagoner pour lui dire à quel point elle l'aime et pour le remercier il s'agit de la chanson mondialement connu et reprise par Whitney Houston, "i will always love you ".

Elle cultive toujours un profond attachement à ses racines du Tennessee, entre souvenirs d'enfance et autres influences rurales, mais elle pousse loin la contradiction en développant une image « glamour », tantôt « crash », tantôt volontairement « kitsch », qui lui permet d'avoir une influence qui va bien au-delà de la musique country ou gospel.

Lors de son premier concert événement à New York en 1978, après dix années basées principalement à Nashville, Mick Jagger des Rolling Stones et Patti Smith assistent au spectacle.



En 1986, elle fait l'acquisition d'un parc d'attractions en faillite dans le Tennessee, qu'elle remet sur la voie du succès. Celui-ci, situé à situé à Pigeon Forge, dans le Parc national des Great Smoky Mountains porte le nom de Dollywood, un clin d'œil à Hollywood.

Après des années 1980 « pop », et parfois un peu passéistes, elle décide avec le succès déclinant (malgré le succès mondial de Whitney Houston en 1992 avec sa chanson) de retourner dans le Tennessee en 1996.

En 1999, elle enregistre pour la première fois, un disque de bluegrass : The Grass Is Blue. Un retour aux sources couronné d'acclamations critiques (Grammy Awards du meilleur album bluegrass et nombreux autres prix) et elle retrouve à nouveau un certain succès public qui se confirme avec Little Sparrow en 2001 et Halos and Horns en 2002 qui contient une reprise de Led Zeppelin : Stairway to Heaven.

En 2002, elle entame pour la première fois en dix ans une mini-tournée pour promouvoir son album. Dolly Parton, surprise par l'accueil et par son propre plaisir de la route, décide alors de refaire des tournées mondiales « avant d'être trop vieille pour le faire. » Cela l'amène en Europe en mars/avril 2007 où elle fait salle comble en Norvège, en Suède, aux Pays-Bas, en Angleterre, en Écosse et en Irlande.



En 2006, elle obtient une nomination aux Academy Awards (Oscars) et aux Golden Globes pour la chanson originale Travelin' Thru du film Transamerica.



En 2008, Dolly Parton revient avec un album de « country mainstream » qui se classe à sa sortie à la 17e place des charts pop aux États-Unis (un record en première semaine pour elle) et 2e place au classement country. Elle ne souhaite pas revenir dans une major pour ce projet. Une nouvelle tournée passe par l'Europe en 2008 : la « Backwood Barbie Tour » avec 17 villes européennes et 170 000 spectateurs, faisant d'elle l'artiste country qui a le plus de succès en Europe. Cette tournée s'est prolongée aux États-Unis.

En 2011, le nouvel album Better Days ne rencontre pas autant de succès que le précédent aux États-Unis mais entre dans le Top 10 au Royaume-Uni. Une nouvelle tournée baptisée « Better Days Tour » est organisée. Elle comprendra 20 concerts aux États-Unis, 18 en Europe et 12 en Australie, pays dans lequel elle n'était pas allée depuis trente ans. Une polémique surgit en Australie : Dolly Parton tenait à son habituel bus de tournée en Océanie, véritable salon roulant. Mais son gabarit hors-norme, son poids, et ses portes ne s'ouvrant pas du bon côté provoquèrent un refus des douanes. C'est le ministre des Transports en personne qui résout le problème et permet la venue de Dolly. Un CD/DVD enregistré à Melbourne est prévu en 2012.

En 2012, le nouveau film Joyful Noise tourné en 2011 avec la célèbre Queen Latifah, portant sur une chorale de gospel en perdition, tiraillée par les deux femmes, est un très grand succès.

À ce jour, Dolly Parton a écrit plus de 3 000 chansons et a produit plus de 65 albums.

Elle s'est également engagée depuis 1990 dans une organisation à but non lucratif, Imagination Library, qui vise à offrir gratuitement des livres chaque mois à des enfants du Royaume-Uni, du Canada et des États-Unis.


Anecdotes

La brebis Dolly, célèbre pour avoir été le premier mammifère cloné de l'histoire (à Édimbourg en Écosse), a été nommée ainsi en hommage à Dolly Parton et à sa poitrine abondante (référence au fait que le clonage fut réalisé à partir de cellules de glande mammaire).
Dolly est aussi la marraine de Miley Cyrus, la fille du chanteur country Billy Ray Cyrus, qui est également un de ses amis proches.
Dolly Parton apparait dans un épisode des Simpsons (Les Prisonniers du stade), où elle libère de la prison du Superbowl Homer et d'autres habitants de Springfield qui ont été victimes d'une arnaque aux faux billets. Elle utilise un dissolvant très puissant tiré de son maquillage pour détruire la serrure.
Dans American Dad! l'épisode Bush vient diner (saison 2 épisode 10), Roger l'extraterrestre tente de retrouver Oussama Ben Laden afin de racheter Dollywood avec la récompense. On l'entendra aussi chanter deux succès de Dolly tel que 9 to 5 et Jolene.
Dans The Cleveland Show l'épisode De retour dans le Sud (saison 1 épisode 1), Cleveland énonce l'idée de faire du tourisme dans la maison où elle aurait grandit. On la voit, nourrisson, arborant une très opulente poitrine qui semble la faire pleurer, tandis que son père plaisante en disant qu'elle pourrait « s'allaiter toute seule », ce qui lui vaut les remontrances de sa femme.
Dans l'épisode 15 de la saison 2 de 90210, Adrianna chante la chanson Jolene.
Au Poker Texas Hold'em, la main 9 et 5 a comme surnom Dolly Parton, en référence à la chanson 9 to 5.
Dans le film Bliss, Bliss Cavender fredonne le refrain de Jolene en en modifiant légèrement les paroles.
Dans la série Glee, Coach Beiste (Dot Jones) chante la chanson Jolene en assimilant Jolene au personnage de Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch).
Elle apparaît dans la chanson de Thierry Hazard Le Jerk :
« Elle se dit qu'avec son tour de poitrine,
Du genre Dolly Parton »
Peter Gabriel s'inspira de l'histoire de la Grande Dépression américaine pour écrire la chanson Don't Give Up, et se rapprocha de la chanteuse country Dolly Parton pour qu'elle chante avec lui. Cette dernière refusa ; Kate Bush, qui avait déjà collaboré avec lui sur Games Without Frontiers, prit sa place.

Best films

9 to 5 (1980)
(Actress)
Steel Magnolias (1989)
(Actress)
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
(Actress)

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Filmography of Dolly Parton (21 films)

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Actress

Inequality for All
Genres Documentary
Actors Dolly Parton, Tyne Daly, Lily Tomlin, Mary Tyler Moore, Candice Bergen, Jon Stewart
Roles Doralee Rhodes
Rating80% 4.04564.04564.04564.04564.0456
In the wake of the 2007–08 financial crisis and the rise of the Occupy movement, the issue of income inequality has gained public awareness. Over the last thirty years, before the latest recession, the U.S. economy doubled. But, according to this documentary, these gains went to a very few: the top 1% of earners now take in more than 20% of all income—three times what they did in 1970. Inequality is even more extreme at the very top. The 400 richest Americans now own more wealth than the bottom 150 million combined. While this level of inequality poses a serious risk to all Americans, regardless of income level, much of the rhetoric on this subject has been fueled by anger and resentment from a frustrated middle class who feel their birthright—the American Dream—has been taken away from them.
Joyful Noise, 1h58
Directed by Todd Graff
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan, Jeremy Jordan, Courtney B. Vance
Roles G.G. Sparrow
Rating58% 2.9026952.9026952.9026952.9026952.902695
After the untimely death of a small-town church choir director (Kris Kristofferson) in Pacashau, Georgia, Vy Rose Hill (Latifah), a no-nonsense mother raising two teens alone, takes control of the choir using the traditional Gospel style that their Pastor Dale (Courtney B. Vance) approves of. However, the director's widow, G. G. Sparrow (Parton), the main benefactor to the church, believes she should have been given the position. As in previous years, the choir reaches the regional finals of the national amateur "Joyful Noise" competition, only to be disappointed when a rival choir beats them. Tough times in the town have led to budget problems that threaten to close down the choir, at the same time as the town needs the choir's inspiring music more than ever.
Gnomeo & Juliet, 1h14
Directed by Kelly Asbury
Origin USA
Genres Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about suicide, Musical films, Romeo and Juliet, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Children's films
Actors James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Jason Statham, Maggie Smith, Ashley Jensen
Roles Dolly Gnome (voice)
Rating59% 2.998182.998182.998182.998182.99818
Mrs. Montague and Mr. Capulet (Julie Walters and Richard Wilson) are two elderly neighbours who despise each other. When they leave their respective gardens, their garden gnomes come alive. The Montague garden is filled with blue-hat gnomes, and the Capulet garden has red-hat gnomes. Like their human gardeners, the gnomes also despise each other.
Hollywood to Dollywood, 1h21
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Lane Twins, Michael Bowen, Dolly Parton, Leslie Jordan, Chad Allen, Dustin Lance Black
Roles Herself
Rating67% 3.366363.366363.366363.366363.36636
Twin brothers Gary and Larry Lane, originally from Goldsboro, N.C., have written a screenplay entitled Full Circle with a role specifically for their idol, Dolly Parton. Unsuccessful in their efforts to bring the screenplay to the singer-actress’s attention, the brothers travel in an RV from Los Angeles, where they reside, to Dollywood, Parton’s theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Their plan is to hand the screenplay to Parton, whom they had met a few times briefly, at one of her scheduled appearances during Dollywood’s 25th anniversary celebration.
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Macha Grenon, Julia Sarah Stone, Gil Bellows, Dolly Parton
Roles Dolly Parton (voice)
Rating62% 3.100243.100243.100243.100243.10024
Découvrant que sa vie est un tissu de mensonges, une jeune fille se lance sur les routes à la recherche de la vérité.
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, 1h55
Directed by John Pasquin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Sandra Bullock, Regina King, Enrique Murciano, William Shatner, Ernie Hudson, Heather Burns
Roles Dolly Parton
Rating51% 2.5532952.5532952.5532952.5532952.553295
Three weeks after the events of the first film, FBI agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) has become a celebrity after she infiltrated a beauty pageant on her last assignment. Her fame results in her cover being blown while she is trying to prevent a bank heist.
Frank McKlusky, C.I., 1h30
Directed by Arlene Sanford
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Actors Cameron Richardson, Randy Quaid, Dave Sheridan, Dolly Parton, Enrico Colantoni, Kevin P. Farley
Roles Edith McKlusky
Rating40% 2.0112752.0112752.0112752.0112752.011275
Frank McKlusky is an insurance claims investigator who has been zealously safety conscious since witnessing a horrible motorcycle stunt gone awry in his childhood, an accident that left his father comatose. Frank still lives at home under the watchful eye of his mother and wears a helmet everywhere he goes. When his partner is killed, Frank is forced to leave his safe and secure life behind, go undercover, and crack the case, which he discovers is a sinister conspiracy. Unfortunately for the villains, Frank turns out to be a first-class bumbler in the Inspector Clouseau mold.
Blue Valley Songbird, 1h31
Directed by Richard A. Colla
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Dolly Parton, John Terry, Beth Grant, Kimberley Kates, Joe Keenan
Roles Leanna Taylor
Rating62% 3.101033.101033.101033.101033.10103
Dolly Parton stars as country singer Leana Taylor who struggles to escape from her controlling manager/boyfriend, Hank (John Terry), as well as her troubled past. After turning to her guitarist (Billy Dean), Leanna finally faces her past, including her estranged mother and the death of her father.
Jackie's Back, 2h
Directed by Robert Townsend
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary
Actors Jenifer Lewis, Tim Curry, Whoopi Goldberg, Tangie Ambrose, Loretta Devine, David Hyde Pierce
Rating66% 3.3452853.3452853.3452853.3452853.345285
Presented as a mockumentary, Jackie's Back chronicles the life and career of Jackie Washington (Jenifer Lewis), a 1960s/1970s R&B diva. After several years of toiling in obscurity, Washington decides to organize her own comeback concert with filmmaker Edward Whatsett St. John (Tim Curry) filming the event. The film also features numerous cameo appearances by celebrities.
Unlikely Angel
Directed by Michael Switzer
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films
Actors Dolly Parton, Roddy McDowall, Allison Mack, Maria del Mar, Eli Marienthal, Brian Kerwin
Roles Ruby Diamond
Rating67% 3.3947853.3947853.3947853.3947853.394785
Parton stars as a somewhat-selfish country singer, Ruby Diamond, whose untimely death while driving at night results in her gaining an audience with St. Peter (Roddy McDowall). He offers her a rather unusual arrangement: she will return to Earth on a mission to reunite the suburban Bartilson family (a family that's been torn apart ever since the mother died). If she succeeds by midnight on Christmas Eve, then she will be granted her wings as an angel. If not, she will receive a fate much worse.
Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge, 3h8
Directed by Bobby Roth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Kathleen York, Bruce Greenwood, Travis Fine, Megan Ward, Melinda Dillon, Ashley Judd
Roles Herself
Rating69% 3.4829753.4829753.4829753.4829753.482975
Kathleen York stars as Naomi Judd (then known as Diana Judd) a single mother of two daughters, who turned to music as way to help positively influence her increasingly belligerent and rebellious eldest daughter Wynonna, (then known as Christina). The movie chronicles Naomi's struggle to provide for her daughters (the youngest of whom grew up to become actress Ashley Judd, who narrates the film), the singing duo's rise from Nashville fame to national celebrity, the ups and downs that accompanied a working family relationship, and Naomi's eventual retirement from the music business. The movie was based on Naomi's autobiography Love Can Build A Bridge.
The Beverly Hillbillies, 1h33
Directed by Penelope Spheeris
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Jim Varney, Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak, Cloris Leachman, Lily Tomlin, Lea Thompson
Roles Dolly Parton
Rating49% 2.4525452.4525452.4525452.4525452.452545
Jed Clampett (Jim Varney), a hillsman of humble station, accidentally discovers oil on his land while shooting at a rabbit. Ozark Mountain Oil, interested in purchasing his land, offers him $1 billion for the property. Unsure of what to do, Jed consults his sister, Pearl Bodine (Linda Carlson), during a family dinner. Pearl suggests a change of scenery for Jed's daughter, Elly May (Erika Eleniak), would be a good thing. Having made up his mind and accepted the money, Jed, his daughter, his mother-in-law Granny (Cloris Leachman), and his nephew, Jethro (Diedrich Bader), Pearl's son, load up Jethro's old, dilapidated truck with their possessions and move to Beverly Hills, California.
Straight Talk, 1h31
Directed by Barnet Kellman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Dolly Parton, James Woods, Griffin Dunne, Michael Madsen, John Sayles, Teri Hatcher
Roles Shirlee Kenyon
Rating57% 2.8529352.8529352.8529352.8529352.852935
Shirlee Kenyon is a down-home country girl who, through a series of mistakes, is hired as a radio talk show host. Her show is wildly successful but her success is based on the lie that she is actually a clinical psychologist. She has to learn that giving advice and following it can be harder than she thought.