Dolly Parton filmography

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Dolly Parton is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She has appeared in twelve theatrically released films and has made over 400 appearances on television.

Parton's first televised appearance was in 1956 on the Cas Walker Farm and Home Hour when she was 10 years old; she had previously appeared on Cas Walker's radio show. Her major television breakthrough came in 1967 when she was discovered by Porter Wagoner who had her join his weekly variety show, The Porter Wagoner Show. Parton appeared on 218 episodes of the show between 1967 and 1975 as a regular performer. Appearing on the show with Wagoner during this time is credited with helping to boost Parton to superstardom.

Following her departure from Wagoner's weekly show, Parton transitioned into a more pop-oriented musical style in 1976 and 1977. During this time Parton starred in her own variety show Dolly!, which ran for one season.

In 1980 Parton made her theatrical film debut as Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5. She wrote the film's theme song, which was nominated for an Academy Award and a Grammy. In 1982 Parton appeared in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas as Mona Stangley. She contributed two additional songs to the film's score, "Sneakin' Around" and "I Will Always Love You". The film and Parton herself were nominated for Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) and Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical), respectively. In 1984 Parton starred in Rhinestone with Sylvester Stallone. The film was panned upon its release, and is generally regarded as a commercial and critical flop. However, the soundtrack yielded two top 10 hits for Parton, "Tennessee Homesick Blues" and "God Won't Get You".

Parton starred in the Christmas television special Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember with Kenny Rogers in 1984 to promote their collaborative Christmas album Kenny & Dolly: Once Upon a Christmas. In 1986 Parton starred in the made-for-television film A Smoky Mountain Christmas. During the 1987–1988 television season, Parton attempted a second variety show on ABC, also titled Dolly. Like the previous series, this one also only lasted one season.

Parton starred in the 1989 film Steel Magnolias with Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine and Julia Roberts.

In 1991 Parton starred in the made-for-television film Wild Texas Wind.

Parton returned to the silver screen in 1992 with James Woods in the 1992 film Straight Talk. The film received mixed reviews, with most of the praise going to Parton and Woods' performances, while criticizing the storyline. In 1993 she made a cameo appearance in The Beverly Hillbillies.

In 1994 Parton starred in two pilot episodes for sitcoms, Heavens to Betsy and Mindin' My Own Business, neither of which were ordered to series. Parton starred in the made-for-television films Unlikely Angel in 1996 and Blue Valley Songbird in 1999.

In the 2000s Parton made appearances in the films Frank McKlusky, C.I. and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous as well as television appearances on Reba and Hannah Montana.

Parton starred in the 2012 film Joyful Noise with Queen Latifah, Keke Palmer and Jeremy Jordan. She also made cameo appearances in The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom in 2011 and Hollywood to Dollywood in 2012.

In 2015 Parton and NBC produced the made-for-television film Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors featuring Parton as narrator. A sequel, Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love was produced in 2016, again featuring Parton as narrator and in a cameo appearance as the Painted Lady who inspired her signature style.

Parton and Netflix have partnered together to produce a series of television films based on Parton's songs, titled Dolly Parton's Heartstrings. It is set to be released in 2019.

Film[edit]

Title Year Role Notes Ref.
9 to 5 1980 Doralee Rhodes [1]
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 1982 Mona Stangley [2]
Rhinestone 1984 Jake Farris [3]
Steel Magnolias 1989 Truvy Jones [4]
Straight Talk 1992 Shirlee Kenyon [5]
The Beverly Hillbillies 1993 Herself Cameo appearance [6]
Frank McKlusky, C.I. 2002 Edith McKlusky [7]
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 Herself Cameo appearance [8]
Gnomeo & Juliet 2011 Dolly Gnome Voice role [9]
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom 2011 Herself Voice cameo [10]
Joyful Noise 2012 G.G. Sparrow [11]
Hollywood to Dollywood 2012 Herself Cameo appearance [12]

Television[edit]

Title Year Role Notes Ref.
Cas Walker Farm and Home Hour 1956–64 Herself First television appearance [13]
The Early Morning Show 1964 Herself [14]
The Ralph Emery Early Morning Show 1967 Herself [15]
Music City USA 1967 Herself (guest performer) [16]
The Wilburn Brothers Show 1967
1973
Herself (guest performer) [17]
[18]
The Porter Wagoner Show 1967–74 Herself 218 episodes [19]
The Kraft Music Hall 1968
1969
1970
Herself "2nd Annual Country Music Association Awards"
"3rd Annual Country Music Association Awards"
"4th Annual Country Music Association Awards"
[20]
[21]
[22]
An Old-Time Country Christmas 1969 Herself Television special [23]
Hee Haw 1970
1972
1975
Herself (musical guest) Season 1, episode 26
Season 3, episode 19
Season 6, episode 23
[24]
[25]
[26]
The Nashville Sound 1970 Herself Documentary [27]
The Mike Douglas Show 1970
1974
1977
Herself One episode (country vocalist)
One episode
Five episodes (co-host)
[28]
[29]
[30]
The David Frost Show 1971 Herself [31]
That Good Ole Nashville Music 1971 Herself (guest performer) [32]
The Rowan and Martin Special 1973 Herself Television special [33]
RCA's Opening Night 1973 Herself Television special [34]
Burt Reynolds' Late Show 1973 Herself Television special [35]
Dinah's Place 1974 Herself [36]
8th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1974 Herself (performer) Television special, nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Duo of the Year [37]
In Concert 1975 Herself (performer) Season 3, episode 15 (this episode of In Concert was issued on LP in 1975) [38]
Sing Country 1975 1975 Herself (performer) Television special [39]
9th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1975 Herself (performer) Television special, won Female Vocalist of the Year and nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year [40]
The Ronnie Prophet Show 1975 Herself (performer) [41]
Candid Camera 1975 Herself Two episodes [42]
[43]
Dinah! 1976 Herself (guest performer) [44]
Dolly! 1976–77 Herself (host, performer) 26 episodes [45]
Festival of Entertainment 1976 Herself Television special [46]
Sing Country 1976 1976 Herself (performer) Television special [47]
The Mac Davis Show 1976 Herself Season 3, episode 9 [48]
The Hollywood Squares 1976
1978
Herself (panelist) Five episodes
One episode
[49]
[50]
10th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1976 Herself (performer) Television special, won Female Vocalist of the Year and nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year [51]
The 4th Annual American Music Awards 1977 Herself Television special, nominated for Favorite Country Female Artist [52]
The 19th Annual Grammy Awards 1977 Herself Television special, nominated for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female ("All I Can Do") [53]
Captain Kangaroo 1977 Herself [54]
Musikladen 1977 Herself [55]
Cher... Special 1978 Herself Television special
50 Years of Country Music 1978 Herself (host) Television special [56]
Dolly and Carol in Nashville 1979 Herself Television special [57]
The Seventies: An Explosion of Country Music 1979 Herself Multi-artist concert at the Ford Theater in Washington, D.C.; later repackaged as Country Superstars of the '70s
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters 1980 Herself Pilot episode
Lily: Sold Out 1981 Herself Special [58]
Alvin and the Chipmunks 1983 Herself (voice) "Urban Chipmunk"
Today 1984–2017 Herself 20 episodes [59]
[60]
Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember 1984 Herself Television special [61]
A Smoky Mountain Christmas 1986 Lorna Davis Movie [62]
Dolly 1987–88 Herself (host, performer) 22 episodes
Bob Hope's Christmas Special 1988 Herself
Designing Women 1990 Herself "The First Day of the Last Decade of the Entire Twentieth Century, Part One"
"The First Day of the Last Decade of the Entire Twentieth Century, Part Two"
[63]
Babes 1991 Herself "Hello Dolly"
Wild Texas Wind 1991 Thiola "Big T" Rayfield Movie [64]
Heavens to Betsy 1994 Betsy Baxter Pilot episode, unaired [65]
Mindin' My Own Business 1994 Catering business owner Pilot episode, unaired [66]
Big Dreams and Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story 1995 Herself Movie; cameo appearance
Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge 1995 Herself Movie
Unlikely Angel 1996 Ruby Diamond Movie [67]
The Magic School Bus 1996 Katrina Eloise "Murph" Murphy "The Family Holiday Special" [68]
Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story 1997 Herself Movie; cameo appearance
The Simpsons 1999 Herself (voice) "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday"
Jackie's Back 1999 Herself Movie; cameo appearance
Blue Valley Songbird 1999 Leanna Taylor Movie [69]
Bette 2000 Herself "Halloween"
Reba 2005 Dolly Majors "Reba's Rules of Real Estate" [70]
Hannah Montana 2006
2007
2010
Aunt Dolly
  • "Good Golly Miss Dolly"
  • "I Will Always Loathe You"
  • "Kiss It All Goodbye"
[71]
[72]
[73]
17 Kids and Counting 2009 Herself
  • "Duggars in Dixie"
  • "Duggars Meet Dolly"
[74]
[75]
Strictly Come Dancing 2011 Singer "Launch Show";[76] singing "Together You and I"
The Bachelorette 2012 Herself Episode 3
A Country Christmas Story 2013 Herself Movie [77]
Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors 2015 Herself (narrator) Movie; also executive producer [78]
Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love 2016 Herself (narrator)
the Painted Lady
Movie; also executive producer [79]
Dolly & Friends: The Making of a Soundtrack 2018 Herself Television special; making of the Dumplin' soundtrack album [80]
Dolly Parton's Heartstrings 2019 Various roles Eight episodes [81]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "9 to 5". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. ^ "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Rhinestone". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Steel Magnolias". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Straight Talk". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  6. ^ "The Beverly Hillbillies". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Frank McKlusky, C.I." Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Gnomeo & Juliet". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  10. ^ "The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Joyful Noise". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Hollywood to Dollywood". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Cas Walker Farm and Home Hour". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  14. ^ "The Early Morning Show - Episode dated 2 June 1964". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  15. ^ "The Ralph Emery Early Morning Show". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Music City USA - Episode #1.6". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  17. ^ "The Wilburn Brothers Show - Episode #1.236". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  18. ^ "The Wilbur Brothers Show - Episode #1.540". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  19. ^ "The Porter Wagoner Show". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  20. ^ "2nd Annual Country Music Association Awards". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  21. ^ "3rd Annual Country Music Association Awards". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  22. ^ "4th Annual Country Music Association Awards". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  23. ^ "An Old-Time Country Christmas". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  24. ^ "Hee Haw - Episode #1.26". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  25. ^ "Hee Haw - Episode #3.19". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  26. ^ "Hee Haw - Episode #6.23". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  27. ^ "The Nashville Sound". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  28. ^ "The Mike Douglas Show - Episode #10.6". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  29. ^ "The Mike Douglas Show - Episode #13.99". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  30. ^ "The Mike Douglas Show - Episode #16.171". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  31. ^ "The David Frost Show - Episode #3.204". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  32. ^ "That Good Ole Nashville Music - Episode dated 1 September 1971". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  33. ^ "The Rowan and Martin Special". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  34. ^ "RCA's Opening Night". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  35. ^ "Burt Reynolds' Late Show". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  36. ^ "Dinah's Place - Episode dated 27 February 1974". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  37. ^ "8th Annual Country Music Association Awards". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  38. ^ "In Concert - Episode #3.15". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  39. ^ "Sing Country 1975". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  40. ^ "9th Annual Country Music Association Awards". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  41. ^ "The Ronnie Prophet Show - Episode dated 3 November 1975". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  42. ^ "Candid Camera - Episode #10.27". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  43. ^ "Candid Camera - Episode #10.34". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  44. ^ "Dinah! - Episode #2.87". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  45. ^ "Dolly". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  46. ^ "Festival of Entertainment". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  47. ^ "Sing Country 1976". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  48. ^ "The Mac Davis Show - Episode #3.9". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  49. ^ "The Hollywood Squares - Episode #11.8". December 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  50. ^ "The Hollywood Squares - Episode dated 30 October 1978". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  51. ^ "10th Annual Country Music Association Awards". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  52. ^ "The 4th Annual American Music Awards". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  53. ^ "The 19th Annual Grammy Awards". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  54. ^ "Captain Kangaroo - Episode dated 23 March 1977". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  55. ^ "Musikladen - Episode #1.33". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  56. ^ "50 Years of Country Music". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  57. ^ "Dolly and Carol in Nashville". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  58. ^ "Lily: Sold Out". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  59. ^ "Today - Episode dated 8 February 1984". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  60. ^ "Today - Episode dated 31 October 2017". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  61. ^ "Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  62. ^ "A Smoky Mountain Christmas". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  63. ^ "Designing Woman - The First Day of the Last Decade of the Entire Twentieth Century: Part 1". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  64. ^ "Wild Texas Wind". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  65. ^ "Heavens to Betsy". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  66. ^ "Mindin' My Own Business". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  67. ^ "Unlikely Angel". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  68. ^ "The Magic School Bus - The Family Holiday Special". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  69. ^ "Blue Valley Songbird". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  70. ^ "Reba - Reba's Rules of Real Estate". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  71. ^ "Hannah Montana - Good Golly, Miss Dolly". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  72. ^ "Hannah Montana - I Will Always Loathe You". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  73. ^ "Hannah Montana - Kiss It All Goodbye". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  74. ^ "17 Kids and Counting - Duggars in Dixie". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  75. ^ "17 Kids and Counting - Duggars Meet Dolly". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  76. ^ "Strictly Come Dancing 2011: Dolly Parton sings 'Together You And I' (VIDEO)". Unreality TV. September 10, 2011. Archived from the original on May 12, 2014. Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  77. ^ "A Country Christmas Story". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  78. ^ "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  79. ^ "Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  80. ^ "Dolly & Friends: The Making of a Soundtrack". Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  81. ^ "Dolly Parton's Heartstrings". Retrieved 2 November 2018.