Do You Know These Dolly Parton Movies and Songs?


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She's a Southern gem, and everybody can't help but love Dolly! But perhaps you aren't familiar with her most famous movies and songs. Can you match Dolly to her best work? In this quiz, we're going to test your skills.

What's Dolly's real name?

Dolly is Dolly's real name! She was born Dolly Rebecca Parton in 1946.

What is the name of Dolly's theme park?

Dollywood is Dolly's own theme park. It opened in 1986 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

What is Dolly's most famous song?

"I Will Always Love You" was a chart-topper that was re-recorded by Whitney Houston. The original song was released in 1974 on the album "Jolene."

What was the name of Dolly's first single?

Dolly recorded "Puppy Love" when she was only 13. It was her first song!

How old was Dolly when she first appeared at the Grand Ole Opry?

Dolly was the tender age of 13 when she appeared at the Grand Ole Opry. That was in 1959.

What is the name of Dolly's fan site?

Dollymania is Dolly's fan site. On it, you can get up-to-date information about the star and her origins.

What was the name of Dolly's first album?

"Hello, I'm Dolly" was her first album. It was recorded in 1967. This was released by Monument Records.

What was Dolly's first film?

"9 to 5" was Dolly's first film. It was released in 1980 and won Dolly an Academy award nomination for the title song.

In what year did Dolly receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award?

In 2011, Dolly received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. She proved that she still has talent - and looks - to kill.

What was one of Dolly's early hits?

Jolene was one of Dolly's early hits. It was released in 1974, and was based on a real life event.

What was the last major Hollywood film Dolly was in?

Dolly was in the film "Joyful Noise" in 2012. She played the role of G.G. Sparrow.

What was Dolly's first Christmas movie?

Dolly starred in "A Smoky Mountain Christmas" in 1986. She played the role of Lorna Davis.

How was Dolly's birth paid for?

Dolly was from a poor family in Tennessee. They had to pay the doctor with a sack of oatmeal. She was the 4th of 12 children.

What year did Dolly make "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"?

Dolly made "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" in 1982. It was also known as "The Best Little Cathouse in Texas."

How did Dolly help her small town?

Dolly helped the people of her small town of Sevierville by creating Dollywood. It's the largest employer in Sevier County.

Who is Dolly the godmother to?

Dolly is the godmother to Miley Cyrus. She must have been good friends with Billy Ray?

What was Dolly's first solo single that topped the U.S. country charts?

Joshua was Dolly's first solo single to top the country charts. The song was released in 1971.

When did Dolly's first variety show run on television?

Dolly had a syndicated TV show called "Dolly"! It ran on television in 1976.

When did Whitney Houston release her version of "I Will Always Love You"?

Houston released it in 1992. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 weeks! That was a record.

What is the name of Dolly's waterpark?

Dollywood's Splash Country opened in Pigeon Forge in 2001. Do you think Dolly ever gets her hair wet?

When did Dolly become a Kennedy Center Honoree?

In 2006, Dolly became a Kennedy Center Honoree. It's a prestigious award, and it comes with a rainbow medal.

When did NBC air "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors"?

"Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" was inspired by Dolly's life, as well as her song, "Coat of Many Colors." It aired on NBC.

What is "Coat of Many Colors" inspired by?

The story of Joseph and the multi-colored coat is the inspiration for this song. Dolly had a coat just like it growing up.

What was the name of Dolly's famous character in "Steel Magnolias"?

Dolly played Truvy Jones, the lovable hairstylist. The film was released in 1989.

Dolly lent her voice to what animated film?

Dolly voiced the role of Dolly Gnome in "Gnomeo and Juliet." This was in 2011.

Dolly said, "I was sitting in the audience and that's when I first knew about sex appeal," about who?

Dolly first saw Johnny at the Grand Ole Opry. Apparently, he was her first crush.

What is Dolly's signature look modeled after?

That's right. Dolly purposefully modeled her look after the town tramp! But boy, she makes it look classy.

How many times has Dolly been nominated for a Grammy?

Dolly has been nominated for a Grammy 46 times! She has won eight Grammys as of 2017, as well as a lifetime achievement award.

How many albums has Dolly sold worldwide?

Dolly has sold a whopping 100 million albums worldwide. She has also been nominated for an Oscar, a Tony and an Emmy.

What was the title of Dolly's 1994 autobiography?

Dolly released her autobiography in 1994. Since then, there have been other books written about her.

Her album "The Grass Is Blue" is what kind of music?

I hope you got that one. "The Grass Is Blue," released in 1999, is a bluegrass album that she won a Grammy for.

Did Dolly once enter a Dolly look-alike contest?

Dolly actually entered a drag queen Dolly Parton look-alike contest and lost! She said, "They just thought I was some little short gay guy."

Which of these did Dolly star in, in 2013?

Dolly starred in "A Country Christmas Story" in 2013. Brian McKnight also starred.

In what film did Dolly play Thiola "Big T" Rayfield?

It was in "Wild Texas Wind" that Dolly played Thiola "Big T" Rayfield. This movie was released in 1991.

Who did Dolly record "After the Gold Rush" with?

Dolly recorded this hit with both singing legends. It won a Grammy in 1999.

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