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It's Dolly Parton's 75th birthday. See how she'll spend the day, plus photos through the years.
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It's Dolly Parton's 75th birthday. See how she'll spend the day, plus photos through the years.

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Dolly Parton, a country music icon and philanthropist, turns 75 years old today.

Aside from her status as a country music icon, she is a lifelong philanthropist. She founded the Imagination Library, which mails books to children under the age of 5 across the world to improve child literacy, and her million-dollar donation to Vanderbilt University helped develop the highly effective Moderna coronavirus vaccine. Her advocacy for racial justice was recently celebrated in a mural in Nashville.

Here's a look at her life and career, in photos:

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