Dolly Parton & Carl Dean

Carl Dean and Dolly Parton

Carl Dean and Dolly Parton  

Dolly Parton and Carl Dean have been married for 50 years. They were dating for 2 years after getting together in 1964 and were married on 30th May 1966.


Dolly Parton is a 70 year old American Singer. Born Dolly Rebecca Parton on 19th January, 1946 in Sevierville, Tennessee and educated at Scott County Central High School in Sikeston, Missouri, she is famous for Before The Next Teardrop Falls, I Will Always Love You, Jolene in a career that spans 1955–present and 1956–present. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Carl Dean is a 74 year old American Actor. Born Carl Thomas Dean on 20th July, 1942 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, he is famous for Chester in Vigorish. His zodiac sign is Cancer.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1964 - 30th May 1966 2 years, 5 months
Married30th May 1966 - present 50 years, 5 months
Total 1964 - present 53 years, 10 months

(30 May 1966 - present)
Carl Thomas Dean, Dolly's husband, was born on July 20, 1942. Carl met Dolly while he was riding around Nashville in a white Chevy pickup truck. The first time he saw Dolly, he just threw his hand up. That wasn't enough for him though. He drove back around, and this time stopped and got out of his truck and went to talk to Dolly. This all happened at the Wishy Washy Laudormat back in 1964. In 1966, Carl told Dolly that she was either going to have to move to the other side of town, or they were going to have to get married. After telling Carl that she wasn't going to wash dishes, clean up, and that she was still going after her dream to be a country singer, she agreed to get married. On May 30, 1966, Dolly and Carl were married in a church in Ringold, Georgia
Although Parton does not use Dean's surname professionally, she has stated that her passport says "Dolly Parton Dean" and that she sometimes uses Dean when signing contracts.

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Relationship Timeline

30th May, 1966 - Marriage

1964 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Dolly Parton
Carl Dean
Dolly Parton
Carl Dean
Age (at start of relationship)
5' 0" (152 cm)
6' 2" (188 cm)
Hair Color
Dyed Blonde
Eye Color
Brown - Dark


Posted commentsView all comments (12)

pennyNov 27, 2012

good looking couple..i am wondering why u do not have photos together at d many events ms. parton had attended..he is a good looking man n been married for that many years should have accompanied you ms. parton in some of your many famous events....he missed so many of your performances.....hope he comes out of is too love to both of you...i love all your songs, movies ms parton......your fan, penny

Chris ThierryMar 20, 2012

Carl, you are one lucky man. Dolly, you are one lucky woman

dollyMar 26, 2010

all i can say is he is sill hot

carmzieMar 12, 2010

Well i think that Mr dean will not apear in public, because he feels that his wife is the star not him. and he will be waiting for her at home where he has her to himself

CandeeGurlMay 28, 2009

Carl iz not related 2 James or Jimmy Dean! I thought of that first,but it would b like sayin` Blake Shelton iz Ricky Van Shelton`s son!

sherry mccreadyMay 17, 2009

wonder where those infamous br**sts are in the wedding photo ???? also does anyone know if carl dean is related to james dean? or jimmy dean?

Sherry AlveyMay 17, 2009

So where is Carl`s picture? I don`t mean the wedding picture. That could be anybody. Where is a recent picture? Does he exist?

annieMay 4, 2009

who lies beside that beautiful bossom on cold days?????????? wheres carls pic....

lindaAug 6, 2008

dolly is famous thats cool and her husband dont want the limelight thats cool so does that mean he goes out with brown bag on head cos thats cool carl dean with brown bag next to dolly lol carl dont be afraid to show ur face at least its natraul

CarlosJul 19, 2008

"Why isn`t there a photo of Carl Dean?" a poster laments. Isn`t that typical - we the gossip-loving public care more about satisfying our immature curiosity whims than allowing other people to live out their happy lives the way they see fit. Carl Dean WANTS A PRIVATE LIFE. Let`s leave him in peace.

KrystalMay 28, 2008

Carl Dean isn`t in photos because he told Dolly that he would rather stay at home, the limelight isn`t for him. I just read this in her book =D

minitayMar 30, 2008

I have looked everywhere for a photo of Carl Dean...Why is it there are none...He has a beautiful wife and should be jumping in front of the camera by her side

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