Cher in 2010
|Birth name||Cherilyn Sarkisian|
|Also known as||
|Born||May 20, 1946
El Centro, California, U.S.
|Genres||dance, eurodisco, R&B, pop rock, house|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, television personality|
Cherilyn Sarkisian (better known as Cher; born on May 20, 1946) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, author and entertainer. She has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award and three Golden Globe Awards. She is well known for her deep contralto vocal range.
Cher first became well-known in 1965 as one half of the pop/rock duo Sonny & Cher. She has also released 25 albums as a solo artist, and has 22 Billboard Top 40 entries over her career. These include twelve Top 10 singles and 5 number one singles.
She became a successful television star in the 1970s, and a movie actress in the 1980s. In 1987, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the romantic comedy Moonstruck.
Discography[change | change source]
- Studio albums
- All I Ready Went to Do (1965)
- The Sonny Side of Cher (1966)
- Cher (1966)
- With Love, Cher (1967)
- Backstage (1968)
- 3614 Jackson Highway (1969)
- Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves (1971)
- Foxy Lady (1972)
- Bittersweet White Light (1973)
- Half-Breed (1973)
- Dark Lady (1974)
- Stars (1975)
- I'd Rather Believe in You (1976)
- Cherished (1977)
- Take Me Home (1979)
- Prisoner (1979)
- I Paralyze (1982)
- Cher (1987)
- Heart of Stone (1989)
- Love Hurts (1991)
- It's a Man World (1995)
- Believe (1998)
- Not.com.mercial (2000)
- Living Proof (2001)
- Burlesque (2010)
- Closer to the Truth (2013)
References[change | change source]
- Holden, Stephen (18 December 1997). "CABARET REVIEW; On Life's Rough-and-Tumble, via Mama's Tender Heart". ESPN.com. http://www.nytimes.com/1997/12/18/arts/cabaret-review-on-life-s-rough-and-tumble-via-mama-s-tender-heart.html. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
Other websites[change | change source]
- cher.com — Cher's official web site.
- officialcherfanclub.com — Cher's official Fan Club web site.
- ccakids.com — Children's Craniofacial Association. National Chairperson: Cher.
- cherconvention.com — Cher Convention Foundation dedicated to raising funds for CCA kids.
- Eulogy for Sonny Bono
- Cher at TV.com
- Cher at the Internet Movie Database