Happy Birthday, Dolly Parton! Her Life in 14 Amazing Pictures

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It’s a truth universally acknowledged (or should be, anyway) that there’s nobody cooler than Dolly Parton. In the 76 years that she’s been on this planet, she’s established herself as a country singer-songwriter, actor, businesswoman, humanitarian, and theme-park owner. (Yes, she owns a literal theme park, and if you’ve never been to Dollywood, you should remedy that as soon as it’s COVID safe to do so.) Also, remember when she heavily invested in the development of the Moderna vaccine? What a lady.

Parton boasts 11 Grammys, 10 Country Music Association Awards, and four People’s Choice Awards, and in 1999, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She’s also been married to her husband, Carl Thomas Dean, since 1966, making them couple goals in the extreme.

In honor of her birthday—Parton was born in Sevier County, Tennessee, on January 19, 1946—we’ve compiled some of our favorite shots of the country-music superstar. See them all below.



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