Cher

Cher

American singer, actress (Armenian descent)
Date of Birth: 20.05.1946
Country: USA

Biography of Cher

Cher, an American singer and actress of Armenian descent, was born as Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946, in El Centro, California. Her father, of Armenian origin, worked as a truck driver, while her mother, an American, had minor roles in films but did not achieve much success. Cher did not meet her father until she was 11 years old, as her parents divorced shortly after her birth.

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Cher struggled with her studies and was shy, but she dreamed of becoming a famous actress. She spent all her free time at rock concerts and movie theaters. At the age of 16, she dropped out of school and moved to Los Angeles with a friend to pursue acting. Her mother supported her decision and understood her aspirations.

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While Cher aspired to be in movies, fate gave her a chance to showcase her musical talents. In 1962, she accidentally met Sonny Bono, who was an assistant to the famous music producer Phil Spector. Sonny offered her a deal to live with him in exchange for being a housekeeper. Cher started taking care of his home and eventually Sonny arranged for her to become a backup singer at Phil's studio. Their shared interest in rock music brought the two unique personalities closer, and their friendship turned into love. They got married and formed the duo "Sonny & Cher." Their first album, "Look at Us" (1965), gained immense popularity with the hit single "I Got You Babe," which topped the charts in both the UK and the US.

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In 1969, they had a daughter named Chastity, and a year later, they appeared on the television show "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour." The show combined humorous sketches and musical performances, featuring celebrities from the show business and political figures. The show gained a large fan base during its seven-year run. However, problems in their personal lives led to the end of their careers on television. Sonny and Cher divorced in 1974, and the show came to an end shortly after.

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Despite the separation, Cher continued her solo career. In 1975, she married musician Gregg Allman, but their marriage was short-lived, and they divorced in 1979. Cher officially took on the name Cher and pursued acting upon the advice of the renowned director Francis Ford Coppola. In 1982, she starred in the play "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" in New York, where she caught the attention of director Mike Nichols. He offered her the role of a lesbian in the film "Silkwood" (1983), alongside the famous Meryl Streep. Cher's performance was highly praised by critics and earned her nominations for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.

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In 1985, Cher won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in the film "Mask," which became a huge success in Europe. She continued to act in movies, and in 1987, she appeared in several films, with the melodrama "Moonstruck" gaining the most attention. This film earned her a Golden Globe and the long-awaited Academy Award.

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In the 1980s, Cher solidified her reputation as a talented and versatile actress. However, she wanted more and decided to try her hand at directing. In 1996, she directed her own film, "If These Walls Could Talk." While the film was well-received, critics mainly praised her acting abilities. Cher won a Golden Globe for her cameo role in the film. In 1998, she released the album "Believe," which became incredibly popular. The title track became an international hit and earned her a Grammy Award. The same year, Cher released her book "The First Time," in which she shared the difficulties of being a megastar.

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In 2001, Cher released the album "Living Proof" and announced her retirement from the stage. During her three-year farewell tour, "The Farewell Tour," she performed 325 concerts in 20 countries worldwide. However, she did not keep her promise and, after a 12-year hiatus, released the album "Closer to the Truth" in 2013, much to the delight of her fans. Cher has not revealed her future plans, but her fans believe that she will continue to create music. Additionally, she made a comeback in the film industry, starring as Tess in the musical "Burlesque" in 2010. Despite mixed reviews of her acting performance, she won a Golden Globe for her song "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me."

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In 1998, Cher experienced a tragic event when her first husband, Sonny Bono, died in a skiing accident in California. Although their relationship was in the past, they remained close and constantly communicated. According to Cher, she still maintains a connection with Sonny through her medium and psychic, James Van Praagh.

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Throughout her five-decade-long career, Cher has achieved incredible success in both music and film. She is one of the few artists to have won an Academy Award, an Emmy, a Grammy, and three Golden Globe Awards. Her songs have consistently reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 for five decades in a row. Cher has proven that with self-belief and hard work, one can reach extraordinary heights.

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