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Cher

Cher
Cher with black curly hair, wearing a white dress
Publicity photo of Cher, c. 1970s
Born Cherilyn Sarkisian
(1946-05-20) May 20, 1946 (age 70)
El Centro, California, U.S.
Other names
Cheryl LaPiere
Cher Bono
Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPiere Bono Allman
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actress
  • author
  • businesswoman
  • comedian
  • dancer
  • fashion designer
  • model
  • philanthropist
  • record producer
  • songwriter
  • television host
Years active 1963–present
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Cher (/ˈʃɛər/; born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer and actress. Commonly referred to as the Goddess of Pop, she is described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry. She 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 during her five-decade-long career.

Cher gained popularity in 1965 as one-half of the folk rock husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher after their song "I Got You Babe" reached number one on the American and British charts. She began her solo career simultaneously, releasing in 1966 her first million-seller song, "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)". She became a television personality in the 1970s with her shows The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, watched by over 30 million viewers weekly during its three-year run, and Cher. She emerged as a fashion trendsetter by wearing elaborate outfits on her television shows. While working on television, she established herself as a solo artist with the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves", "Half-Breed", and "Dark Lady". After her divorce from Sonny Bono in 1975, Cher launched a comeback in 1979 with the disco-oriented album Take Me Home and earned $300,000 a week for her 1980–82 residency show in Las Vegas.



  • Singer
  • actress
  • author
  • businesswoman
  • comedian
  • dancer
  • fashion designer
  • model
  • philanthropist
  • record producer
  • songwriter
  • television host
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