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Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton is the latest celebrity to receive a $100 million gift from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, to be used for charitable purposes. Parton is seen here at the recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles. Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Country music legend Dolly Parton, pictured here in March, announced the launch of "Doggy Parton" on Wednesday. The collection includes pet apparel and accessories, some featuring the singer's face. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ACM hide caption

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Pat Benatar in Paris on January 12th, 1983. Dolly Parton on 'Dolly,' in 1987. Lionel Richie at the American Music Awards, 1985. Patrick Aventurier/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images/ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images hide caption

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Dolly Parton and James Patterson pose for a picture in August 2021. Their new novel, Run, Rose, Run, is about an aspiring country singer in Nashville. Dolly Parton hide caption

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'Dreams do still come true' in a new novel by Dolly Parton and James Patterson

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has declined Dolly Parton's request to pull her nomination from this year's nominee list. Here, Parton presents an award at the Academy of Country Music Awards on March 7. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Dolly Parton arrives at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards on Monday, March 7, 2022, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Parton announced that she is withdrawing her nomination from the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class of inductees. Eric Jamison/AP hide caption

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Dolly Parton, pictured performing in May 2014, shared a video of herself getting her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. Wade Payne/Invision/via AP hide caption

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WNYC's new podcast, Dolly Parton's America, examines the role of the country icon in building social bridges in a divided country. Christine de Carvalho/WNYC hide caption

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Can Dolly Parton Heal America?

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Kristin Chenoweth's album For the Girls is out now. Krista Schlueter/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kristin Chenoweth Is Doing It 'For The Girls'

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"I think country is as vibrant as certainly this series that we've just made tries to chronicle," Ken Burns says. Amy Sussman/Getty Images hide caption

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Ken Burns Gets To The Heart Of 'Country Music'

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Dolly Parton in a scene from the 1980 comedy 9 to 5. The film's theme song, performed by Parton, took on a life of its own. 20th Century Fox/Getty Images hide caption

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A Cup Of Ambition And Endurance: '9 To 5' Unites Workers Across Decades

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Dolly Parton's Dumplin' soundtrack is all about finding the confidence to be yourself. "You star in your own role. You be the star of your own life," Parton says. Katie King/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Dream It On Through': Dolly Parton On Her New Album, Inspiring Young People And More

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