American singer, actress and television personality

Cherilyn Sarkisian, better known as Cher (born May 20, 1946), is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and television personality. 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] She has become known as the Goddess of Pop.[2]

A photograph of Cher performing in London during her Here We Go Again Tour in October 2019
Cher in 2019
Cherilyn Sarkisian

(1946-05-20) May 20, 1946 (age 77)
Other names
  • Cheryl LaPiere
  • Cher Bono
  • Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman
  • Singer
  • actress
  • television personality
Years active1963–present
ParentGeorgia Holt (mother)
AwardsFull list
Musical career

Her mother is singer and actress Georgia Holt. Her Uncle is Mickey Crouch, (deceased) a former Night Club Owner of The Haunted House in Hollywood, California. She has three first cousins. Michael Crouch, a retired Technology Executive and Chef living in San Jose, California, Russell Crouch, A Real Estate Agent and musician living in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Chris Crouch an Artist and Musician, living in New Mexico.

Cher first became well known in 1965 as one half of the pop rock duo Sonny & Cher. She has also released 27 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.

In 2023, Cher released her first-ever holiday album, Christmas. She headlined the year's Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Plaza.[3]

Discography change

Studio albums change

  • 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)
  • (2000)
  • Living Proof (2001)
  • Closer to the Truth (2013)
  • Dancing Queen (2018)
  • Christmas (2023)

References change

  1. Holden, Stephen (18 December 1997). "CABARET REVIEW; On Life's Rough-and-Tumble, via Mama's Tender Heart". Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  2. "Cher, the Goddess of Pop". Beat. Retrieved 2023-12-02.
  3. Video: Cher rocked around Rockefeller's Christmas tree lighting | CNN, 2023-11-30, retrieved 2023-12-02

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