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Dolly Parton

Country Singer Dolly Parton
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Profession: Country Singer

United States of America

Why Famous: 9 to 5, Islands in the Stream

Born: January 19, 1946
Birthplace: Sevierville, Tennessee, USA
Age: 75 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn

Married Life

  • 1966-05-30 American country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton (20) weds Carl Dean (23) in Ringgold, Georgia

Historical Events

  • 1973-06-17 Dolly Parton records her song "I Will Always Love You" (later huge hit for Whitney Houston) for RCA in Nashville
  • 1978-10-09 12th Country Music Association Award: Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle, and Don Williams win
  • 1992-11-03 "I Will Always Love You" (Dolly Parton cover) single released by Whitney Houston (Billboard Song of the Year 1993)