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Dolly Parton, a country music icon and queen of rhinestones, has woven a career sparkling with hits, philanthropy, and unexpected ventures. Born in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee in 1946, Parton's musical talent blossomed early, and by her teenage years, she was already making waves on local radio and writing songs. Soon, she captivated Nashville, penning classics like "Jolene" and "Coat of Many Colors. With a career spanning over fifty years, Parton has been described as a "country legend" and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

Beyond music, Parton embraced acting, starring in the legendary film 9 to 5 (1980). This comedic tale of three downtrodden office workers plotting revenge against their sexist boss resonated with audiences, and Parton not only co-starred but also wrote the title track, a pop-country anthem that topped the charts and earned her an Oscar nomination.

But Parton's ambition extended beyond the silver screen. In 2009, she ventured into Broadway, composing the music and lyrics for 9 to 5: The Musical. This vibrant adaptation, while met with mixed critical reception, showcased Parton's diverse musicality, blending country twang with showstopping numbers like "Gettin' Out and Stayin' Out" and "Shine on Down."

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