For more than five decades, Dolly Parton has had a dynamic career as both a singer and an actress. Not only has she had a tremendous impact on both the country music and film industries, but she is also an incredibly generous philanthropist. Celebrated as an iconic entertainer, Dolly Parton has earned a well-deserved legacy as an artist and humanitarian.

Dolly Parton has been a major force in American popular music since she began performing in 1967. She rose to stardom in country music, releasing over 100 albums, winning nine Grammy Awards and earning an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1974, she stormed into the world of television with her hit show “The Dolly Parton Show”, and since then she has regularly appeared on screens small and large.

Parton is an Oscar and Golden Globe nominee, with movies like Rhinestone (1984), Steel Magnolias (1989), and her Oscar-nominated performance in 9 to 5 (1980) firmly establishing her as a strong actress. Recently, Parton has been celebrated in the biographical film “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” (2015), proving her ongoing relevance in the industry.

Just as ground-breaking as Parton’s musical and acting career has been her philanthropic work. Parton has created the Dollywood Foundation, the My People Fund, and Imagination Library to share her success with the world. Since 1995, the Imagination Library has mailed over 155 million books to children in need and dozens of countries around the world.

Dolly Parton is one of the most celebrated entertainers of all time, with a career that has made her an icon of the music, television, and film industries. Her lasting impact is further enhanced by her generous philanthropy, making Dolly Parton a timeless treasure of our culture. Her distinctive voice and creative spirit have shaped generations and her generosity has helped build a brighter future.