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11 Photos of Young Dolly Parton That Prove She’s Always Been Fabulous

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There’s no denying that Dolly Parton has that star quality about her — even when she was young. Of course, the only thing that catches your eye more than Dolly’s natural charm are her towering wigs, followed closely by her blinding stage outfits. After hearing her on the radio and watching her TV shows for more than six decades, we still haven’t tired of her spellbinding showmanship. 

Outside of her decades-long music and film career, Dolly is warm, caring, and good-hearted. She started her organization, Imagination Library, to gift books to children in five different countries in 1995, and her program donated its 100 millionth book in 2018. There’s even a story about how Dolly cared for a baby named Jolene who had been left on Dolly’s doorstep. 

Dolly has been a household name for such a long time that it’s hard to visualize her path to success. It’s like she’s always been famous; that’s just how it is. But while we love celebrating all of Dolly’s many accomplishments, it’s worth taking a look back at how she reached the pinnacle of success to acknowledge all her hard work and dedication. So, keep scrolling to take a trip down memory lane with these photos of a young Dolly Parton. 

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