Who is Dolly Parton’s husband Carl Thomas Dean? Wiki Bio

Carl Thomas Dean was born in Nashville, Tennessee USA, on 20 July 1942, so his zodiac sign is Cancer and he holds American nationality. He is a businessman, who became somewhat famous after marrying the popular American country singer Dolly Parton.

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Early life and education

Carl was raised in Nashville as a single child by his father Edgar Henry Dean who was an attorney, and his mother Virginia Ginny Bates who was a writer and an actress. He attended a local high school in Nashville, where he was physically active playing football and soccer and although he could have followed his dreams of becoming a professional footballer, his parents put pressure on him to attend college and become a (hopefully successful) businessman.

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He began attending a public college in 1960, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1964.

Career as a businessman

Carl worked several jobs after graduation before he gathered enough money to found his own asphalt-laying company based in Nashville. The company operated from the ‘70s to the beginning of the 2000s when Carl decided he’d had enough of the same job for 30 years.

He is also a bit of an actor, as he appeared in the short drama film “Vigorish” in 2003, which was directed by Jaso Ruha and written by Chris Mohney.

The movie also starred John Colluci and Eric Essix and it follows Chester who, after having a one-night stand, ends up being tied to a chair by the girl’s father who is planning to kill him. Carl was also featured in an episode of the documentary news series “Dateline NBC”, which today stars Lester Holt and Keith Morrison and covers the biggest news stories in America.

Love life and marriage with Dolly Parton

Carl met Dolly in 1964 when he saw her standing next to the Wishy Washy Laundromat. He stopped his car  and advised Dolly who had just moved to Nashville, not to stay in the sun for too long.

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Today, in 1966, Dolly Parton married Carl Thomas Dean in Ringgold, Georgia. They had met at the Wishy-Washy Laundromat two years earlier on her first day in Nashville. They renewed their wedding vows on their 50th wedding anniversary in 2016. . . An article from Country Living states that "She was impressed that he actually looked at her face, and was "genuinely interested in finding out who I was and what I was about," she said on her website. They were married two years later in a small, simple ceremony on Memorial Day, with only the preacher and his wife there to witness it." (Friedman, Country Living, June 9, 2016) Happy Anniversary Dolly! . . #countrymusichallofhistory #dollyparton #carlthomasdean #countrylivingmag #countryliving #wishywashylaundromat #nashville #tennessee #tennesseewedding @dollyparton

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They went out on a date just days later, and on 30 May 1966, they married in Ringgold in Georgia at a private ceremony, attended by only Dolly’s mother Avie Lee and the preacher’s wife. They have been together to this today; there have been rumors that the two were never in a really good relationship, because they haven’t been seen attending public events together nor has Carl ever watched her perform live. However, as Dolly has stated, they respect each other’s private lives, admitting that Carl has only seen her perform once. In 2011, Dolly referred to their marriage as their first and last, and stated how she was proud of both of them.

Dolly and Carl renewed their wedding vows on 30 May 2016 after 50 years of marriage – they don’t have children, as Dolly suffers from endometriosis which makes it impossible for her to become pregnant.

Hobbies and other interests

Dolly has stated that her husband is the complete opposite of her. He doesn’t like to attend concerts and enter the spotlight, but doesn’t hate or dislike people who do, and rather enjoys listening to Dolly when she is telling him about what she does and how she does it. Carl is known to be a loner, which is why he can’t be seen in the crowds or spending time with Dolly’s friends and colleagues, often spending his free time walking in parks, reading books, or watching movies on TV.

Carl Thomas Dean and Dolly Parton

Some of his favorite actors and actresses are Elvis Presley, Tom Hanks and Anne Hathaway, while his favorite movies are “Forrest Gump”, “Viva Las Vegas” and “Les Miserables”.

Carl and Dolly purchased their Recreational Vehicle (RV) shortly after they married, and although Carl enjoys spending his free time at home the most, they often jump into it and go on a short road trip together, which they call ‘short escapes’, a big change from back in the ‘80s, when the two were living in a 23-room mansion outside Nashville.

Appearance and net worth

Carl is 77 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 6ft (1.83m) tall, and weighs around 185lbs (84kgs). As of April 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $20 million, while Dolly’s wealth is reputedly over $600 million.

Who is Dolly Parton? Wiki Bio

Dolly Rebecca Parton was born in Pittman Center, Tennessee USA, on 19 January 1946 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, singer, songwriter, and author among many other things, and initially gained recognition after the release of her debut album “Hello, I’m Dolly” in 1967.

Dolly and her 11 siblings were raised by their father Robert Lee Parton Sr. who was a sharecropper and later the owner of a tobacco company (and was illiterate), and their mother Avie Lee Caroline, who was a housewife, taking care of 12 children, to their youngest when she was 35, in a cabin with one bedroom.

In 1955, Dolly’s brother Larry died, and in 2018 her brother Floyd died. Dolly started singing when she was six at the Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee, and was playing on a homemade guitar for a year before she was given a real guitar for her eighth birthday. She attended Sevier County High School, and then moved to Nashville to work as a singer and songwriter.

Shortly upon arriving to Nashville, Dolly signed a contract with Combine Publishing and wrote many famous songs for other people, such as “Put It Off Until Tomorrow” sung by Bill Phillips in 1966, and “Fuel to the Flame” sung by Skeeter Davis in 1967.

After asking for it for years, she was finally allowed to record her first country song “Dumb Blonde”, which became a hit as did her second song “Something Fishy”, both of which were then featured in her debut album. She has released over 30 albums to this day – some of the most popular are “Coat of Many Colors” in 1971, “The Great Pretender” in 1984, and “Slow Dancing with the Moon” in 1993.

She has appeared in over 10 movies too, making her debut appearance in “9 to 5” in 1980, while some of her other movies include “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” in 1982, “The Beverly Hillibillies” in 1993, and “Gnomeo & Juliet” in 2011.

Dolly has appeared in over 50 series and TV shows, making her debut appearance in “Cas Walker Farm and Home Tour” in 1956, while others include “The Magic School Bus” in 1996, “Blue Valley Songbird” in 1999, and “Reba” in 2005.

She is a noted philanthropist who has donated money to many charity organizations, while she also founded her own Dollywood Foundation in the mid ‘80s. Dolly has been invited on several occasions to pose nude for the magazine “Playboy”, refusing each time, but once posed for its cover page in October 1978 while wearing a Playboy Bunny costume.

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