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Dolly is often used as the diminutive name of a doll. It may also refer to one of the following:

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Dolly is often used as the diminutive for the English personal name Dorothy.

  • Dolly Ahluwalia, Indian costume designer and actress
  • Doyle Brunson (born 1933), professional poker player known as "Dolly" or "Texas Dolly"
  • Dolly Buster (born 1969), porn actress
  • Dolly Collins (1933–1995), British musician
  • nickname of Basil D'Oliveira (1931–2011), cricketer
  • nickname of Derek Draper (born 1967), British former lobbyist
  • Robert 'Dolly' Dunn (1941–2009), Australian paedophile
  • William Denton Dolly Gray (1878–1956), baseball pitcher for the Washington Senators from 1909 to 1911
  • Dolly Haas (1910–1994), German-American singer and entertainer; wife of caricaturist Al Hirschfeld
  • Dolly Hall (born 1960), American film producer
  • Dolly Jacobs (born c. 1957), American circus aerialist
  • William Dolly King (1916–1969), American basketball player; one of a handful of African Americans to play in the National Basketball League
  • Dolly Parton (born 1946), American entertainer
  • Dolly Peel (1782–1857), celebrity in Victorian England; fishwife, smuggler, nurse and poet
  • Dolly Pentreath (died 1777), probably the last fluent native speaker of the Cornish language prior to its revival in 1904
  • Dolly Rathebe (1928–2004), South African musician and actress
  • Dolly Shepherd (1887–1983), English parachutist and fairground entertainer
  • Albert D. Dolly Stark (umpire) (1897–1968), baseball umpire from 1928–1935, 1937–1940
  • Monroe Randolph Dolly Stark (1885–1924), baseball shortstop for the Cleveland Naps and Brooklyn Dodgers from 1909 to 1912
  • Dolly Vanderlip (born 1937), pitcher in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1952 to 1954

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In media and entertainment[edit]



  • Dolly (Fauré), collection of pieces for piano duet by Gabriel Fauré
  • Little Dolly Daydream, a music hall song written by English Edwardian musical comedy composer Leslie Stuart.



  • Dolly (TV series), 1987 television show starring Dolly Parton
  • Dolly!, a 1976 television show starring Dolly Parton

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