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People Share Small Details About Dolly Parton That Prove She Is The Best Human On Planet Earth

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Dolly Parton is trying her best to make the world a better place, one kind act or astounding endeavor at a time. From helping people who lost their home to raging fires to giving away millions of books to children in need, Dolly is living proof that angels are on Earth. Here are a few facts about Ms. Parton that are nothing short of amazing. Vote up the fact that makes you sing out, "I will always love you." 


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    Nelson Mandela Played 'Jolene' For Fellow Inmates

    Nelson Mandela was allowed to play songs over the speakers while incarcerated at Robben Island. Among his selections was "Jolene" by Dolly Parton.

    In the sixth episode of Dolly Parton’s America podcast, a man who was once impisoned with Nelson Mandela shared this story

    When asked how they sustained hope in those days, he recalled that Mandela would play music over the speakers for the prisoners. What single song did he remember being played? 'Jolene.' To them it wasn’t an other woman song. It was the voice of a sorrowful spirit who’d had her beloved – and in their case, their freedom – stripped away without her consent. It was the hope behind the plea to Jolene that someone might hear their desperate pleas for freedom. It honored their hurt and their hope in the same lyric.

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    She Donated Large Sums Of Money To Volunteer Firefighters In Tennessee

    From The Knox News:

    [Dolly] Parton, through the Dollywood Foundation's My People Fund, gave $20,000 to eight volunteer fire departments in Sevier County and an additional $40,000 to their area training center, according to a news release...

    'It is only fitting that the last of the My People Fund will go to those who were the first to respond to the fires,' Parton said in the release.

    Find out more about the Dollywood Foundation.

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    She Has Her Own Comic Book Meant To Inspire Women

    Dolly Parton has her own comic book from TidalWave Comics in the Female Force series. Titled Female Force: Dolly Parton, the book is dedicated to inspirational women and is available in both print and digital formats. 

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    She Is A Producer On 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'

    Posted by u/henderson_exp:

    Dolly Parton was a producer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    Production company Sandollar Television was created by Parton and her former business partner Sandy Gallin in 1986. The company is listed on a title card in the end credits.

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