Cher is an American singer, actress and television personality. She rose to prominence in 1965 as one-half of the pop rock duo Sonny & Cher. She subsequently established herself as a solo artist with a series of successful films, including Moonstruck, and earned critical acclaim for her work in films such as Silkwood and Mask.
Cher has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and a Cannes Film Festival Award for her work in film and music. She is also the only person to have been nominated for all four major American entertainment awards: an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony.
Born Cherilyn Sarkisian in El Centro, California, on May 20, 1946, to an Armenian-American father and an English-American mother, Cher developed an early interest in show business. She started her career as a backup dancer and singer in the 1960s, and eventually rose to prominence as part of the pop rock duo Sonny & Cher. The duo found success with a string of hits, including “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On.”
In the 1970s, Cher established herself as a solo artist with a series of successful films, including Clair de Lune, Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean and Silkwood. She earned critical acclaim for her work in Mask, for which she won a Golden Globe Award.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Cher continued to find success as a solo artist with hit singles like “If I Could Turn Back Time” and “Believe.” She also starred in a number of successful films, including Moonstruck, Mermaids and Burlesque.
Cher has been married twice, first to Sonny Bono and then to Gregg Allman. She has one child, daughter Chastity Bono, from her first marriage.
Cher is an American singer, actress and television personality. She is the only child of Georgio and Rose-Marie, born in El Centro, California. She began her career as a backup singer for Phil Spector. In 1965 she recorded her first solo single, “All I Really Want to Do”, followed by her debut album, “All I Really Want to Do”. She achieved success with her next two albums, “The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour” and “The Golden Globe Award”. Her fourth album, “Mama”, was a commercial and critical success.
Cher’s first film role was in the 1967 film, “Chastity”, which was not a success. She then appeared in “Wild on the Water” (1968) and “Come Back, Charleston Blue” (1972). In 1973, she starred in “The Way We Were” with Robert Redford. The following year, she co-starred with Lily Tomlin in “Nashville”. In 1975, she starred in “That’s the Way of the World”. She then took a break from acting to focus on her singing career.
In the 1980s, Cher returned to acting with roles in “Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean” (1982), “Mask” (1985) and “The Witches of Eastwick” (1987). She also appeared in the music videos for “If I Could Turn Back Time” (1989) and “I Found Someone” (1988). In the 1990s, she appeared in the films ” Mermaids” (1990), “Tea with Mussolini” (1999) and “Stuck on You” (2003).
Cher has won many awards throughout her career, including an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. She has also been nominated for a Tony Award. In 2002, she was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globe Awards.
In 2008, Cher was ranked #100 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll” list. In 2010, she received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer, actress and television personality. Referred to as the Goddess of Pop, she is described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry. She began her career as a backup singer for Sonny & Cher, releasing three studio albums with the duo before launching a successful solo career in 1965. Cher is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances throughout her six-decade-long career.
After she established herself as a solo artist, she expanded her repertoire to include rock and roll, R&B, disco, and pop. She is the only artist to have received all of the following: an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Cannes Film Festival Award for acting, as well as a People’s Choice Award, and a Grammy Legend Award. Entering the music industry in 1962, Cher gained fame as one half of the pop rock duo Sonny & Cher with the success of their song “I Got You Babe”. She began her solo career in 1965 with the release of her album All I Really Want to Do which reached the top ten in the US charts, and waitress, before
Cher reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves” in 1971. She divided her time between her acting and singing careers, starring in such films as Come Back, Little Sheba (1972), The Way We Were (1973), and Silkwood (1983). She achieved commercial success with the albums Heart of Stone (1989) and Love Hurts (1991), while her album Believe (1998), with the lead single “Believe”, marked a new creative and commercial peak. Cher’s career as an actress began in 1967 with the film comedies Buckskin and Good Times, followed later that year with her first dramatic role in Movie Movie. In the following decades she starred in a string of hit films such as Silkwood, Moonstruck, and Mamma Mia!
Cher has taken on many acting roles over the years, but she is best known for her work in film and television. She made her television debut in 1965 with The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, a variety show which she co-hosted with her then-husband Sonny Bono. The show was a huge success, running for three seasons and winning an Emmy Award in 1967. Cher has appeared in a number of successful films, including Come Back, Little Sheba (1972), The Way We Were (1973), Silkwood (1983), Moonstruck (1987), and Mamma Mia! (2008).
Cher has had a long and successful career in the entertainment industry, spanning over six decades. She is a multi-talented performer who has achieved success as a singer, actress, and television personality. Cher is truly a legend in the world of showbiz, and her legacy will continue to entertain and inspire audiences for many years to come.