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Cher Bono
Cher in 2010
Cher in 2010
Background information
Birth nameCherilyn Sarkisian
Also known as
  • Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPiere
  • Cheryl Sarkisian
  • Bonnie Jo Mason
  • Cleo
  • Chér
  • Cher
Born (1946-05-20) May 20, 1946 (age 76)
El Centro, California, U.S.
Genresdance, eurodisco, R&B, pop rock, house
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, television personality
Years active1963—present

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.[1]

Her mother is singer-songwriter and actress Georgia Holt.

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 five 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

References[change | change source]

  1. Holden, Stephen (18 December 1997). "CABARET REVIEW; On Life's Rough-and-Tumble, via Mama's Tender Heart". Retrieved 2 July 2010.

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