Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress, and philanthropist, best known for her work in country music. 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'. As an actress, she starred in the movies 9 to 5, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Steel Magnolias, Gnomeo & Juliet, Straight Talk, Unlikely Angel, and Joyful Noise. She is one of the most successful female country artists of all time; with an estimated 100 million in album sales, Dolly Parton is also one of the best selling artists of all time.
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