Dolly Parton (b. 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, author and actress. She also operates the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Parton tells this story about a discussion she had with her manager Sandy Gallin in her 1994 biography. Sandy said to her, "How can Kermit sing with a man's hand up his ass?!" To which Parton replied, "That's nothing; I did that for seven years on The Porter Wagoner Show!"
Dolly Parton could not appear on The Muppet Show (even though the performers were rallying for her to) as they had Loretta Lynn in season three.
- In the book The Muppets Make Puppets!, directions for how to make a rod puppet named "Dolly Carton" are included.