Dolly Parton (1946- ) began her career on radio, recorded her first single at age 13, and went on to become the most honored female country performer of all time, with 44 Top 10 albums and sales of more than 100 million records worldwide. Best known as a singer-songwriter and actress, she is also an author, philanthropist, and humanitarian. She is involved with projects at the Dollywood theme park, and works as an advocate for childhood literacy through her Imagination Library.