Dolly Parton was born 19 January 1946 in Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, United States to Robert Lee Parton (1921-2000) and Avie Lee Owens (1923-2003) . She married Carl Thomas Dean (1942) 30 May 1966 in Ringgold, Catoosa County, Georgia, United States.


#g1: Offspring of Robert Lee Parton (1921-2000) and Avie Lee Owens (1923-2003)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Willadeene Parton (1940) , ,
David Wilburn Parton (1942) , ,
Coy Denver Parton (1943) , ,
Dolly Rebecca Parton (1946) 19 January 1946, Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, United States , Carl Thomas Dean (1942)
Robert Lee Parton Jr. (1948) , ,
Stella Parton (1949) , ,
Cassie Nan Parton (1951) , ,
Randy Parton (1953) , ,
Larry Gerald Parton (1955-1955) , ,
Floyd Parton (1957) , ,
Freida Estelle Parton (1957) , ,
Rachel Parton (1959) , ,


Parton is the fourth of 12 children. Her siblings are: Willadeene, David Wilburn, Coy Denver, Robert Lee, Stella Mae, Cassie Nan, Randle Huston (deceased), Larry Gerald (deceased), twins Floyd Estel (deceased) and Frieda Estelle, and Rachel Ann.[1]

On May 30, 1966, Parton and Carl Thomas Dean (born July 20, 1942(1942-07-20), in Nashville, Tennessee), were married in Ringgold, Georgia.[2][3] Although Parton does not use Dean's surname professionally, she has stated that her passport reads "Dolly Parton Dean" and that she sometimes uses Dean when signing contracts.[4] Dean, who is retired from running an asphalt road-paving business in Nashville, has always shunned publicity and rarely accompanies his wife to any events. Parton has jokingly said he has only seen her perform once. She also has said in interviews that, although it appears they spend little time together, it is simply that nobody sees him publicly. She has commented on Dean's romantic side, saying that he does spontaneous things to surprise her and sometimes even writes poems for her.[5] In 2011 Parton said, "We're really very proud of our marriage. It's the first for both of us. And the last."[6]

On May 6, 2016, Parton announced that she and her husband would renew their vows in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary later in the month.[7]

Parton and Dean helped raise several of Parton's younger siblings in Nashville, leading her nieces and nephews to refer to them as "Uncle Peepaw" and "Aunt Granny;" the latter a moniker that later lent its name to one of Parton's Dollywood restaurants. As she suffered from endometriosis, a condition which eventually required her to undergo a hysterectomy,[8] the couple have no children of their own. Parton is the godmother of singer-songwriter and actress Miley Cyrus.[9]



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