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Cher
Cher in 2010
Background information
Birth name Cherilyn Sarkisian
Also known as
  • Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPiere
  • Cheryl Sarkisian
  • Bonnie Jo Mason
  • Cleo
  • Chér
  • Cher Bono
Born May 20, 1946 (1946-05-20) (age 73)
El Centro, California, U.S.
Genres dance, eurodisco, R&B, pop rock, house
Occupations Singer, songwriter, television personality
Years active 1963—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.

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 5 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

Studio albums
  • 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)
  • Not.com.mercial (2000)
  • Living Proof (2001)
  • Burlesque (2010)
  • Closer to the Truth (2013)

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