From Glamour Shots to the Grand Ole Opry: See Dolly Parton Through the Years

Check out some of the country icon's greatest moments 

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1965

Dolly Parton
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in Nashville, Tennessee.

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1968

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with fellow country singer Porter Wagoner.

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1970

Dolly Parton
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posing for a portrait.

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1972

Dolly Parton
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on set for The Porter Wagoner Show.

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1974

Dolly Parton
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performing on The Porter Wagoner Show.

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1975

Dolly Parton
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flashing a smile on stage.

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1976

Dolly Parton
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performing in San Francisco.

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1976

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looking pretty in pink onstage.

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1977

Dolly Parton
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looking very much on trend.

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1970s

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posing in rhinestones with a kitten.

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1970s

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performing in one of her signature looks.

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1978

Dolly Parton
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showing some leg during the cover session for her album, Heartbreaker.

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1980

Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin
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in 9 to 5 alongside Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.

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1983

Dolly Parton
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performing onstage in London.

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1984

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in costume for the film, Rhinestone.

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1984

Dolly Parton
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getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame alongside Sylvester Stallone.

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1987

Dolly Parton
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shining bright on her variety show, Dolly.

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1987

Pee-wee Herman; Dolly Parton
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posing with Pee-wee Herman on Dolly.

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1987

Dolly Parton
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getting a load of some Chippendales dancers on Dolly.

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1987

Oprah Winfrey; Dolly Parton
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hanging out with Oprah Winfrey on her variety show.

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1988

Dolly Parton
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with big, oh-so-'80s hair in Lake Tahoe.

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1989

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poking fun at herself on Saturday Night Live.

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1989

Dolly Parton
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at the premiere of Steel Magnolias.

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1993

Dolly Parton
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at the 8th Season Grand Opening of Dollywood.

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1997

Dolly Parton
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singing at the Grand Ole Opry.

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2000

Dolly Parton
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speaking about "Imagination Library" during a luncheon address at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.

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2001

Dolly Parton
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celebrating the release of her album, Little Arrow, in London.

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2001

Reba McEntire; Dolly Parton
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with Reba McEntire after watching her in her Broadway debut in Annie Get Your Gun.

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2003

The 4th Annual Women Rock! Songs From The Movies - Arrivals
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sparkling on the red carpet.

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2005

Reba McEntire; Dolly Parton
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making an appearance on Reba.

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2006

Miley Cyrus; Dolly Parton
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with goddaughter Miley Cyrus on the set of Hannah Montana.

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2009

Dolly Parton
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at the premiere of 9 to 5: The Musical on Broadway.

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2011

Reba McEntire; Dolly Parton
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celebrating with Reba McEntire at the 2011 Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony induction.

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2015

Dolly Parton
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singing on the set of NBC's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.

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2016

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getting ready to kick off her North American tour.

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2019

Dolly Parton performs at the We Are Family Foundation Celebration Gala, Inside, Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, USA - 05 Nov 2019
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performing at the We Are Family Foundation Celebration Gala.

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2019

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performing in her Netflix show, Heartstrings.

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2021

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getting her first shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine; she donated $1 million toward its research.

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