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Cher

American singer/songwriter and actress

Cherilyn Sarkisian (better known as Cher; born on May 20, 1946) is a 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]

Cher
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Cher in 2010
Background information
Birth nameCherilyn Sarkisian
Also known as
  • Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPiere
  • Cheryl Sarkisian
  • Bonnie Jo Mason
  • Cleo
  • Chér
  • Cher Bono
Born (1946-05-20) May 20, 1946 (age 73)
El Centro, California, U.S.
Genresdance, eurodisco, R&B, pop rock, house
OccupationsSinger, songwriter, television personality
Years active1963—present

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.

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ReferencesEdit

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

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