Cher is an American singer and actress.
Cher became prominent in 1965 as one-half of the folk rock husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher.
Recognized as one of the best-selling music artists of all time, she has sold more than 100 million
solo albums and over 40 million records as Sonny & Cher worldwide.
She is the only
artist to date to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in each of the past six decades.
Cher has a been a pioneer in forging the image of the strong female pop star
and has been nicknamed the "Goddess of Pop".
May 20, 1946 ( age
El Centro, California, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPiere
Bonnie Jo Mason
Studied acting with Jeff Corey
Singer, actress, songwriter, music and film producer, film director, comedian, television host, model, fashion designer, dancer, entrepreneur
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour (1971-1974)
The Sonny and Cher Show (1976-1977)
Cher... Special (1978)
Cher and Other Fantasies (1979)
Cher: A Celebration at Caesars (1983)
Cher Extravaganza: Live at the Mirage (1991)
If These Walls Could Talk (1996)
Cher: Live at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (1999)
Cher: The Farewell Tour (2003)
Dear Mom, Love Cher (2013)
Good Times (1967)
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
(Won Academy Award for Best Actress in 1988)
Tea with Mussolini (1999)
Stuck on You (2003)
Sonny Bono (1964-1975, divorced)
Gregg Allman (1975-1979, divorced)
Chaz Bono (born 1969)
Elijah Blue Allman (born 1976)
John Sarkisian (truck driver; Armenian; married and divorced Cher's mother twice)
Georgia Holt (aka Jackie Jean Crouch; actress; author of Star Mothers)
Georganne La Piere (actress; born 1951)
John Southall (married to Cher's mother in the early 1950s)
Pop, rock, folk, disco, dance
Sonny & Cher, Sonny Bono, Gregg Allman, Black Rose
"Some years I'm the coolest thing that ever happened, and the next year everyone's so over me."
"A girl can wait for the right man to come along, but in the meantime that still doesn't mean she can't have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones."
"I answer to two people: myself and my God."
"I think you just gravitate to the people you gravitate to, and there's something that you find in somebody that makes them special to you. It never has anything to do with their age, because once you know someone's age, it's never really going to figure in the relationship again. It's like the color of their eyes - that's never going to figure in the relationship either."
"Living your life the way you want to live it is the most important thing, so if you have to pay small prices along the way its not important."
"I've always taken risks and never wondered what people might really think about me."
Emmy Awards: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy
Special for Cher: The Farewell Tour (2003)
Billboard Music Awards: Artist/Lifetime Achievement
Women in Film Lucy Awards: Lucy Award (2000)
GLAAD Media Awards: Vanguard Award (1998)
ECHO Music Award (German Grammy) for Künstlerin des Jahres international (1992)
David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actress, MOONSTRUCK (1988)
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Best Actress - Foreign Film, MOONSTRUCK (1988)
Academy Awards: Best Actress, MOONSTRUCK (1987)
Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role-Musical or Comedy, MOONSTRUCK (1987)
Hasty Pudding Theatricals: Woman of the Year (1985)
Cannes Film Festival: Best Actress, MASK (1985)
Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role, SILKWOOD (1983)
Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role--Musical or Comedy Series or Television Movie, THE SONNY AND CHER COMEDY HOUR (1973)
Grammy Awards for 'Believe'.