Dolly Parton

CELEB-MONTAGEQueen of country Dolly Parton tells us about her 55 years in the music business, her hit stage version of 9 to 5 and the love of her life

Dolly drops

  • Her real name really is Dolly Parton and her middle name is Rebecca
  • At high school she tried out as a cheerleader but was rejected
  • She is, and always has been, an avid reader and loves both the old classics and modern novels
  • She has donated millions of dollars to charities, especially to medical centres across the US
  • Despite owning a theme park, Dolly feels queasy on big rides
  • Dolly wrote Whitney Houston’s smash hit I Will Always Love You
  • She has her own range of wigs – but much of what you see is actually her own hair
  • Although just 4ft 11in, Dolly takes size 5½ shoes
  • She once entered a Dolly Parton lookalike competition for fun. She disguised herself a little by exaggerating her looks – and lost!


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