Cher at the 72nd Annual Academy Awards, 2000
|Birth name||Cherilyn Sarkisian|
|Also known as||Cher|
|Born||May 20, 1946 |
El Centro, California, USA
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Genre(s)||Pop, dance, disco, folk, pop rock|
|Years active||1964- present|
Warner Bros. (1975-1977),
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Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Events 325 - The First Council of Nicaea &ndash the first Ecumenical Council of the Christian Church is held Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Singer-songwriter is a term that refers to Performers who write, compose and sing their own material including Lyrics An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Among her career accomplishments in music, television and film, she has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award and six Golden Globe Awards among others. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner
Cher rose to prominence in 1965 as one half of the pop/rock duo Sonny & Cher. Sonny & Cher were an American Pop music duo made up of husband and wife team Sonny Bono and Cher in the 1960s and 1970s She subsequently established herself as a solo recording artist, releasing 25 albums, contributing to numerous compilations, and tallying 34 Billboard Top 40 entries in the United States during her career, both as a solo artist and with Sonny Bono. The Billboard charts are music sales airplay and digital ranking reports distributed to the general public by Billboard magazine The Top Forty or Top 40 is a music industry shorthand for the currently most-popular songs in a particular genre. Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono ( February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998) was an American Record producer, These include eighteen Top 10 singles and five number one singles. Cher has had 16 Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart between 1965 and 2003, four of which reached number one. The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry
She became a television star in the 1970s and a film actress in the 1980s. In 1987 she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the romantic comedy Moonstruck. Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to Moonstruck is a 1987 Romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison.
With a career lasting over 40 years and showing no signs of abating, Cher is an enduring pop icon and one of the most popular female artists in music history.  She has sold, as a solo artist, 200 million records worldwide and 75 million as Sonny and Cher. Sonny & Cher were an American Pop music duo made up of husband and wife team Sonny Bono and Cher in the 1960s and 1970s  She is one of the biggest-selling artists of all time. When adding to this page please ensure that your claims are sourced
Cher was born in El Centro, California, on May 20, 1946, at 7:25 a. Events 325 - The First Council of Nicaea &ndash the first Ecumenical Council of the Christian Church is held Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. m. Her father, John Sarkisian, was an Armenian refugee who worked as a truck driver. John Sarkisian (c1920 &ndash 20 April 2005) was an actor and appeared in a small number of films and television shows The Armenians (Հայեր Hayer) are a Nation and Ethnic group originating in the Caucasus and in the Armenian Highlands A large A truck driver (Commonly called a trucker, driver or Teamster in the United States and Canada, a truckie or  Her mother, Georgia Holt (born Jackie Jean Crouch), born in Sharp County, Arkansas, June 20, 1927, an aspiring actress and occasional model, is of Cherokee, British and German descent. Sharp County is a County located in the US state of Arkansas. Arkansas ( is a state located in the southern region of the United States. Events 451 - Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius ' defeats Attila the Hun. Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A model is a person who is posed or displayed for the purpose of Art, Fashion, or other products and Advertising. The Cherokee (ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ a-ni-yv-wi-ya, in the Cherokee language) are a people native to North America, who at the time of European contact British people, or Britons, are the native inhabitants of Great Britain and their descendants or citizens of the United Kingdom, of the The German people (Deutsche are an Ethnic group, in the sense of sharing a common German culture, descent and speaking the German language as  Cher's parents divorced when she was young and she was raised primarily by her mother, who had married Gilbert LaPierre, a banker who adopted Cher. A banker or bank is a Financial institution whose primary activity is to act as a payment agent for customers and to borrow and lend money  Due to financial problems, Cher's mother placed her in foster care for a time as a child. Later, her mother provided acting lessons to help further her career.  Due to severe, undiagnosed dyslexia, she left Fresno High School at the age of 16. Dyslexia is considered to be a Learning disability. It manifests primarily as a difficulty with written language particularly with Reading and Spelling Fresno High School is a four-year Secondary school located in Fresno CA.  In those years Cher had a relationship with very successful actor Warren Beatty. Warren Beatty (born Henry Warren Beaty; March 30 1937 is an American Academy Award - and Golden Globe -winning Actor, producer 
The much older Sonny (he was 11 years her senior) was working for record producer Phil Spector at Gold Star Studios in Hollywood. In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing Harvey Philip Spector (born December 26 1940) is an American Record producer and Songwriter. Gold Star Studios was a major independent recording studio located in Los Angeles California.  Sonny and Cher became fast friends, eventual lovers, and later married. Through Sonny, Cher started as a session singer, and sang backup on several of Spector’s classic recordings, including The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Loving Feeling", Darlene Love's "A Fine, Fine Boy," The Crystals' "Da Doo Ron Ron" and The Ronettes’ "Be My Baby". The Righteous Brothers were the Musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. " You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' " is a 1965 number-one hit single in the US and the UK by The Righteous Brothers. Darlene Love ( née Wright; born July 26, 1941) is an American Popular music Singer. The Crystals, a singing group from the New York City area were one of the most successful girl groups of the early 1960s best remembered for the hit singles " He's A Rebel " Da Doo Ron Ron " was a 1963 hit single by The Crystals produced by Phil Spector in his Wall of Sound style The Ronettes were a Girl group of the 1960s from New York City, best known for their work with producer Phil Spector. In the composition by Darlene Love, the listener can clearly hear Cher and Sonny close to the mike (along with Love, who recorded her own backing vocals). 
Her first solo recording was the unsuccessful single "Ringo, I Love You," released under the pseudonym of Bonnie Jo Mason and produced by Phil Spector.  Her second attempt was "Dream Baby," released under the name "Cherilyn" and written and produced by Sonny Bono. Both were released in 1964.
With Sonny continuing to write, arrange and produce the songs, Sonny and Cher’s first incarnation was as the duo "Caesar and Cleo(patra). " They received little attention, despite releasing the single "The Letter" in late 1964 which featured the B-side "Baby Don't Go". " Baby Don't Go " is the fourth single from Fabolous from fourth stalbum From Nothin' to Somethin'. 
Prior to being known as Sonny and Cher, the duo released an album under the name of "Caesar and Cleo". Sonny & Cher were an American Pop music duo made up of husband and wife team Sonny Bono and Cher in the 1960s and 1970s Later they adopted the name of Sonny and Cher. Now calling themselves Sonny & Cher, the duo released their first album Look at Us in the summer of 1965. This album contained the overnight smash single "I Got You Babe" (1965) which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in August of 1965. " I Got You Babe " is a 1965 number-one hit single by American Rock music duo Sonny & Cher. Cher was 19 years old, Sonny 30. A re-released "Baby Don't Go", peaked at number eight.
Several more mid-level hits followed, notably "Just You" (#20, 1965) "But You're Mine" (#15, 1965), "What Now My Love" (#14, 1966) and "Little Man" (#21, 1966), before "The Beat Goes On" (#6, 1967) returned the duo to the Top 10. Song by Sonny and Cher Charts "What Now My Love" is a popular song It started out as a French language song "Et Maintenant" ( "And Now") written Little Man is the title of a 1966 single by duo Sonny and Cher. " The Beat Goes On " is a song recorded by Sonny and Cher. Sonny and Cher charted a total of 11 Billboard Top 40 hits between 1965 and 1972, including 6 Top 10 hits. See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry
The duo became a sensation, traveling and performing around the world. Following an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in the fall of 1965 in which Mr. The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television Variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, Sullivan had infamously pronounced her name 'Chur' during their introduction, the singer began spelling her name with a (misleading) acute accent: Chér. The couple soon appeared on other hit television shows of the era including American Bandstand, Top of the Pops, Hollywood a Go-Go, Podunk, Hollywood Palace, Hullabaloo, Beat Club, Ready Steady Go! and Shindig!. American Bandstand was a Television show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989 hosted from 1957 until its final season by Dick Clark Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart Television programme, made and broadcast Hullabaloo is a musical variety series that ran on NBC from January 12, 1965 through August 29, 1966. This article referes to the TV show For the song go to READY STEADY GO (Song: Ready Steady Go! or simply RSG! was Shindig! is an American music variety show which aired on the ABC network from September 16, 1964 to January 8, 1966
While initially perceived as the slightly awkward and less important half of the popular singing duo, Cher disguised her stage fright and nervousness with quick-witted barbs directed at her partner. Stage fright or performance anxiety refers to an Anxiety, Fear or persistent Phobia related to Performance in front of She soon rose to prominence as the more outspoken, daring and provocative half of the team. With her dark, exotic looks, she became a fashion trendsetter, helping to popularize fashions such as bellbottoms, and incorporating "hippie" attire and eccentric gowns and elaborate costumes into their live shows. Bell-bottoms is a Trousers that become wider from the Knees downwards The Hippie Subculture was originally a Youth movement that began in the United States during the early 1960s and spread around the world
Later in 1965 Cher released her debut solo album, titled All I Really Want to Do which reached number 16 on the Billboard 200 album chart. All I Really Want to Do is the debut Album by American singer Cher as a solo artist released on October 16, 1965 by The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard The gold-certified album contained a cover of the Bob Dylan song "All I Really Want to Do" which peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman, May 24 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota) is an American singer-songwriter author poet and painter who has been a major " All I Really Want to Do " is a song written by Bob Dylan.
In 1966 Cher released her second solo album on the Imperial Records label, The Sonny Side of Cher. This article is about the Imperial Records label currently owned by EMI. The Sonny Side of Cher is the second studio album by singer Cher. It peaked at number 26 in the U. S. charts, and number 11 in the UK chart. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located It contained the singles "Where Do You Go (#25 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)"(#2 on the Billboard Hot 100). " Where Do You Go " is the name of a song written by Sonny Bono. " Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down " is the name of a song written by Sonny Bono. Both hits were written and produced by Sonny Bono. In the United States, the latter was Cher's biggest solo hit of the 1960s. Other artists to record versions of the song include Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Cliff Richard, Petula Clark, and Terry Reid. Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12 1915 &ndash May 14 1998 was an American singer and actor Nancy Sandra Sinatra (born June 8, 1940, in Jersey City New Jersey) is an American Singer and actress. Sir Cliff Richard, OBE, (born Harry Roger Webb on 14 October 1940 is an English Singer, Actor and Businessman. Petula Clark, CBE (born 15 November 1932 is an English singer actress and Composer best known for her upbeat popular international hits Terry Reid (born 13 November 1949, Huntingdon, England) is a rock Singer and Guitarist. Also in 1966, she released another album, Cher; The album itself was not as successful as its two predecessors. Chér is the third studio album by American singer Cher, first released in 1966 However, it did manage to provide the European top ten hit "Sunny". " Sunny " is the name of a song written by Bobby Hebb.
In an attempt to capitalize on the duo’s initial success, Sonny speedily arranged a film project for the duo to star in. But the 1967 feature, Good Times, was a major bomb, despite the efforts of fledgling director William Friedkin and co-star George Sanders. Good Times is a 1967 musical Comedy film starring Sonny and Cher. William Friedkin (born August 29 1935 in Chicago, Illinois) is an Academy Award-winning American movie and television director George Henry Sanders (July 3 &ndashApril 25) was an Academy Award -winning English film and television Actor.  Cher continued to establish herself as a solo artist and released the album Backstage. Backstage is the fifth studio album by American singer Cher, released in 1968 The album was a flop.
Sonny and Cher's career had stalled by 1968, as album sales dried up. Their gentle, easy-listening rock folk sound and drug-free life had become "unhip" in an era becoming increasingly consumed with psychedelic rock, and the overall evolutionary change in the American pop culture landscape during the late 1960s. Psychedelic rock is a style of Rock music that attempts to replicate the mind-altering experiences of hallucinogenic drugs.
Sonny and Cher's only child together, Chastity Bono, was born on March 4, 1969. Chastity Bono (born March 4, 1969) is an American LGBT rights advocate writer actress and musician Events 51 - Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title Princeps iuventutis (head of the youth Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The duo made another unsuccessful foray into film later in 1969 with Bono writing and producing the film Chastity, intended as a dramatic debut for Cher as an actress. A film producer is a person who creates the conditions for making movies. That film (directed by first and only-time director Alessio De Paulo) was also a commercial failure. 
Sonny decided to forge ahead, carving a new career for the duo in Las Vegas resorts, where they sharpened their public persona with Cher as the wise-cracking singer, and Sonny as the good-natured recipient of her insults. In reality, Sonny controlled every aspect of their act, from the musical arrangements to the joke-writing. While success was slow to come, their luck improved when network TV talent scouts attended a show, noting their potential appeal for a variety series.
In 1970 Sonny and Cher starred in their first television special, The Sonny and Cher Nitty Gritty Hour. A mixture of slapstick comedy, skits and live music, the appearance was a critical success, which led to numerous guest spots on other television shows. Slapstick is a type of Comedy involving exaggerated physical violence or activities which exceed the boundaries of common sense such as a character being hit in the face with Comedy (from the Greek κωμωδίαkomodia has a popular meaning (any discourse generally intended to amuse especially in Television, Film, and Sketch comedy consists of a series of short Comedy scenes or vignettes called "sketches" commonly between one and ten minutes long
Sonny and Cher caught the eye of CBS head of programming Fred Silverman while guest-hosting The Merv Griffin Show, and Silverman offered the duo their own variety show. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. Fred Silverman (born September 13, 1937 in New York City) is an American Television executive and producer The Merv Griffin Show was a long-running American Television talk show, starring singer Merv Griffin.  The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour debuted in 1971 as a summer replacement series. The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour is a Variety show that ran on CBS in the United States from August 1971 until May 1974  The show returned to prime time later that year and was an immediate hit, quickly reaching the Top 10.  The show received 15 Emmy Award nominations during its run, winning one for direction.
Among the many guests who appeared on The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour were Chuck Berry, Carol Burnett, George Burns, Glen Campbell, Dick Clark, Tony Curtis, Bobby Darin, Phyllis Diller, Farrah Fawcett, Merv Griffin, The Jackson Five, Jerry Lee Lewis, Liberace, Steve Martin, Ronald Reagan, Burt Reynolds, Lynn Anderson, The Righteous Brothers, Neil Sedaka, Dinah Shore, Sally Struthers, The Supremes, and Raquel Welch. Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (born October 18 1926 in St Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American Actress, Comedian, Singer, Dancer and George Burns ( January 20 1896 &ndash March 9 1996; born Nathan Birnbaum) was an American comedian, Actor Glen Travis Campbell (born April 22 1936 in Delight, Arkansas) is a Grammy Award, Dove Award winning and two time nominated Golden Richard Wagstaff "Dick" Clark (born November 30, 1929) is an American Television, Radio personality, Game show host Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz June 3, 1925) is an American film actor Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert "Bobby" Cassotto, May 14 1936 &ndash December 20, 1973) was one of the most popular Bold text Phyllis Diller (born Phyllis Driver, July 17, 1917) is a Golden Globe -nominated American comedienne Ferrah Leni Fawcett (born February 2 1947) is an American actress Mervyn Edward "Merv" Griffin Jr ( July 6, 1925 &ndash August 12, 2007) was an American Television host and The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music Family Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American Rock and roll and Country music Singer, Songwriter Wladziu Valentino Liberace He had a twin who died at birth and he was born with a Caul, which in his family as in many societies was taken as a sign of genius and an exceptional Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an Emmy Award -winning American Actor, Comedian, Writer, Burton Leon Reynolds Jr (born February 11 1936 is an American Actor. The Righteous Brothers were the Musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939 in Brooklyn New York) is an American pop Singer, Pianist, and Songwriter Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore February 29, 1916 - February 24, 1994) was an American Singer, Actress Sally-Ann Struthers (born July 28, 1948) is a two-time Emmy-winning American actress and Spokesperson, known for her roles in Sitcoms The Supremes were an American female singing group that first formed as a quartet called The Primettes Raquel Welch (born September 5 1940 is a Golden Globe -winning American actor who achieved fame as a Hollywood sex symbol during the 1960s
The duo also revived its recording career, releasing four more albums for Kapp Records and MCA Records that included two more Top 10 hits: "All I Ever Need Is You" (#7, 1971) and "A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done" (#8, 1972). Kapp Records was a Record label started in 1955 by David Kapp, brother of Jack Kapp (who had set up American Decca Records in 1934 MCA Records was an American -based record company owned by MCA Inc "All I Ever Need Is You" was a 1971 single released by Sonny and Cher, a Pop music duo comprised of Sonny Bono and Cher. A Cowboy's Work is Never Done is a song by Sonny and Cher. It was released as a single and peaked at #8 on the US singles chart
Now 25, Cher continued to establish herself as a solo recording artist, enlisting the help of hit producer Snuff Garrett. Snuff Garrett (born Thomas Lesslie Garrett on July 5, 1939, in Dallas, Texas) is a retired American Record producer Her first solo number-one hit was "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" (1971). " Gypsys Tramps & Thieves " is the first single released by Cher for her seventh album. Released in September 1971, the album of the same name peaked at number 16 on the Billboard 200, and remained on the chart for 45 weeks. Gypsys Tramps & Thieves is the seventh and the best-selling album by American singer Cher, released initially under the title Cher in 1971 Another single from the album, "The Way of Love (1972)" peaked at #7 in February 1972. " The Way Of Love " is a song written by Jacques Dieval and Al Stillman
Cher scored her second number one with "Half-Breed" (1973) which became a signature song from the gold-certified album Half-Breed. " Half-Breed " is a song released as a single in 1973 by singer/actress Cher. Half-Breed, released in 1973 is American singer Cher 's tenth studio album and her second highly successful record of the seventies In 1974 Cher had her third #1 solo hit with "Dark Lady" (1974), also from the album of the same name. " Dark Lady " is a song released as a single in 1974 by singer/actress Cher. Dark Lady is the eleventh studio album by American singer Cher, released in 1974 and her third successful album of the seventies Cher's first Greatest Hits album was released in 1974. Greatest Hits is Cher 's third American Greatest hits album. The album peaked at #152 on the official Billboard 200, it was certified gold by
By the third season of the Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, the marriage of Sonny and Cher was falling apart; the duo separated later that year. The show imploded, while still in the top 10 of the ratings. What followed was a nasty, very public divorce (finalized on June 27, 1975). Events 1358 - Republic of Dubrovnik is founded 1709 - Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Cher won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance By an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour in 1974.
Bono launched his own show, The Sonny Comedy Revue, in the fall of 1974 while Cher also announced plans to host and star in a new variety TV series of her own. Bono’s show was abruptly canceled, however, after only six weeks. 
The Cher Show debuted as an elaborate, all-star television special on February 16, 1975 featuring Flip Wilson, Bette Midler and special guest Elton John. Events 1249 - Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Clerow Wilson Jr, known professionally as Flip Wilson, ( December 8, 1933 &ndash November 25, 1998) was an American Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is anAmerican Singer, Actress and Comedian, also known (as her informal stage name as Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947 is an English pop / rock Singer, Composer  Cloris Leachman and Jack Albertson both won Emmy Awards for their appearances as guest stars a few weeks later, and the series received four additional Emmy nominations that year. Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926) is an Academy Award -winning American Actress of stage, Film and Jack Albertson ( June 16, 1907 – November 25, 1981) was an American award-winning Character actor dating to Other guests included Pat Boone, David Bowie, Ray Charles, Dion, Patti Labelle, Cheryl Ladd, Wayne Newton, Linda Ronstadt, Lily Tomlin and Frankie Valli. Charles Eugene "Pat" Boone (born June 1 1934) is an American Singer whose smooth style made him a popular performer of the 1950s David Bowie (ˈboʊiː born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947 is an English Musician, actor producer, and arranger. Ray Charles Robinson ( September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) known by his Stage name Ray Charles, was an American Dion Francis DiMucci (born July 18 1939) better known as Dion, is an American Singer-songwriter who blended elements of Patricia Louise Holte (born May 24 1944) best known as her stage name Patti Labelle, is an American R&B and soul Cheryl Ladd (born Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor on July 12 1951 in Huron, South Dakota) is an American singer author and actress, perhaps Carson Wayne Newton' (born April 3, 1942) is an American Singer and entertainer based in Las Vegas Nevada. Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15 1946 in Tucson Arizona) is an American popular vocalist and Entertainer whose vocal styles in a variety Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin (born September 1 1939 is an American Actress, Comedian, Writer and producer who has won several Frankie Valli (born May 3, 1934 as Francis Stephen Castelluccio) is an American musician most famous as frontman of The 4 Seasons. The variety series' debut season ranked 22nd in the year-end Nielsen ratings. Nielsen Ratings are audience measurement systems developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the Audience size and composition of television
A good deal of press was generated throughout 1975 regarding Cher's exposed navel, and the daring ensembles created by famed designer Bob Mackie. Robert Gordon Mackie (b March 24, 1940 in Monterey Park California) is an American Fashion designer, best known for his costumes for Cher  Her show featured numerous outlandish costume changes, even more than typical variety shows. The Cher show ran for two half-seasons, before a pregnant Cher pulled the plug herself, deciding instead to reunite with her ex-husband for a revamped version of The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.
On June 30, 1975, three days after her divorce from Sonny was final, Cher married rock musician Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band. Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed by troops of the Usurper Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Gregory Lenoir Allman (born December 8, 1947 in Nashville Tennessee) known as Gregg Allman (sometimes spelled Greg Allman) is a The Allman Brothers Band is a Southern rock band based in Macon, Georgia. They had one son, Elijah Blue Allman born July 10, 1976. Elijah Blue Allman, also known by his stage name P Exeter Blue I, was born July 10, 1976. Events 48 BC - Battle of Dyrrhachium, Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia. Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Together, they released the album, Two the Hard Way, under the rubric Allman and Woman, which featured a cover of the Smokey Robinson hit "You've Really Got a Hold on Me". Two the Hard Way was a 1977 album by Gregg Allman and Cher, billed as Allman and Woman William "Smokey" Robinson Jr (born February 19 1940 is an American R&B and soul Singer-songwriter, Record producer, } " You've Really Got a Hold on Me " is a 1962 Top 10 hit single by The Miracles from the album The Fabulous Miracles for the Tamla ( Motown This project was not considered a critical or commercial success. They were divorced by 1977.
From 1975 to 1978 Cher released a series of unsuccessful albums: Stars, I'd Rather Believe in You and Cherished. Stars is the twelfth studio album by American singer Cher, released in 1975 by Warner Bros I'd Rather Believe in You is the thirteenth studio album by American singer-actress Cher, released on October 1976 by Warner Cherished is the fourteenth studio album by American singer-actress Cher released on September 1977 by Warner Bros.
On February 2, 1976 The Sonny and Cher Show debuted with a Top 10 rating and high expectations. Events 962 - Translatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  Some of the guests who appeared on The Sonny and Cher Show included Frankie Avalon, Muhammed Ali, Raymond Burr, Ruth Buzzi, Charo, Barbara Eden, Farrah Fawcett, Terri Garr, Bob Hope, Don Knotts, Jerry Lewis, Tony Orlando, The Osmonds, Debbie Reynolds, The Smothers Brothers, Tina Turner, Twiggy, and Betty White. Frankie Avalon (born Francis Thomas Avallone September 18 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American Actor Biography Early life Cassius Clay Jr was born on January 17 1942 Raymond William Stacey Burr ( May 21, 1917 &ndash September 12, 1993) was a Canadian Emmy -winning Actor and Ruth Buzzi (born July 24, 1936) is an American actress and Comedian of Theatre, Film, and Television. María del Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza Rasten (born March 13, 1951, though other sources state 1941 better known as Charo, is a Spanish Barbara Eden (born Barbara Jean Morehead on August 23, 1934) is an American film and television actress and Singer who is best Ferrah Leni Fawcett (born February 2 1947) is an American actress Terry Ann "Teri" Garr (born December 11 1944 is an American Actress and Comedienne Bob Hope, KBE KCSG ( May 29, 1903 &ndash July 27, 2003) was an American comedian and actor who appeared in Jesse Donald Knotts ( July 21, 1924 &ndash February 24, 2006) was an American comedic Actor best known Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) is an American Comedian, award-winning actor producer writer and director best-known for his slapstick Tony Orlando (born April 3, 1944) is an American singer best known for his work with the group Dawn in the early 1970s The Osmonds are an American family pop group who achieved success as teenage music idols in the 1970s Mary Frances "Debbie" Reynolds (born April 1, 1932) is an Academy Award -nominated American actress, Singer The Smothers Brothers are an American music-and- Comedy team consisting of the brothers Tom ("Tommy" and Dick Smothers. Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an eight time Grammy Award -winning American Twiggy (born Lesley Hornby; 19 September 1949) is an English Supermodel, Actress, and Singer, now also Betty Marion White (born January 17, 1922) is a film and television actress with a career spanning 60 years However, ratings soon fell, and the show was cancelled after its second season. 
Their overall television success, though brief, was unique because variety programming in general was no longer attracting viewers, other than The Carol Burnett Show. The Carol Burnett Show is a Sketch comedy Television show starring Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, 
Cher continued to release numerous solo albums during this period, though none matched the critical or commercial success of her earlier '70s recordings. She made a brief return to prime time starring in the television specials Cher … Special in 1978 (for which guest star Dolly Parton was nominated for an Emmy Award) and Cher … and Other Fantasies in 1979. Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American Country music Singer / Songwriter, Author, actress One highlight for her fans was a song and dance number based on the classic musical West Side Story in which Cher portrayed each of the main characters. West Side Story is a musical by Arthur Laurents (book Leonard Bernstein (music and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics
In 1979 she legally changed her name to Cher, with no surname or middle name.  Sonny and Cher performed together for the last time on The Mike Douglas Show in the spring of 1979 (until their much-discussed 1987 Letterman appearance), singing a medley of "United We Stand" and "Without You". The Mike Douglas Show was an American daytime Television Talk show hosted by Mike Douglas that ran from 1961 to 1982 
Later in 1979 Cher would capitalize on the disco craze, signing with Casablanca Records, and racking up another Top-10 single with "Take Me Home" (#8, 1979). This article is about Casablanca the record label For other uses please see Casablanca (disambiguation. " Take Me Home " is the name of a song written by producers Bob Esty and Michele Aller Sales of the album Take Me Home may have been boosted by the image of a scantily-clad Cher in a Viking outfit on the album’s cover. Take Me Home is the fifteenth album by American singer-actess Cher, released on January 25 1979 by Casablanca Records. A Viking is one of the Norse ( Scandinavian Explorers Warriors Merchants, and pirates who raided and colonized wide areas The album was RIAA-certified Gold. For her second Casablanca release, Prisoner (1979), Cher appeared on the album's cover virtually naked and wrapped in chains, spurring controversy among some women's rights groups for her perceived "sex slave" image. Prisoner is the sixteenth studio album by American singer-actress Cher, released on October 22 1979 by Casablanca Records This album produced the minor hit single Hell on Wheels (#59, 1979); the tune was also featured in the film "Roller Boogie". The phrase " Hell on Wheels " was originally used to describe the itinerant collection of flimsily assembled Gambling houses Dance halls saloons
In 1980 Cher penned her last disco song for the film Foxes, called "Bad Love. Foxes is a 1980 English-language Drama film directed by Adrian Lyne and written by Gerald Ayres " The song can be found on the international version of The Very Best of Cher. The Very Best of Cher is a 2003 Compilation album by Cher. Album information The Very Best of Cher was released by Warner Bros Later in the same year, Cher formed the rock band Black Rose with her then-partner, guitarist Les Dudek, and released the album Black Rose by year's end. Black Rose is the seventeenth album by American singer-actress Cher, and the first album by her band The Black Rose. Les Dudek (born August 2 1951, at Naval Air Station Quonset Point Rhode Island) is an American Guitarist. Black Rose is the seventeenth album by American singer-actress Cher, and the first album by her band The Black Rose. The album failed to sell, despite an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and the band broke up the following year. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was a late-night talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the ''Tonight Show'' franchise from 1962
In 1981 Cher released her first Top 5 hit in UK in ten years: "Dead Ringer for Love", a duet with Meat Loaf for his album Dead Ringer. Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday; September 27 1947 better known by his stage name Meat Loaf, is an American rock Musician Dead Ringer is a 1981 album by Meat Loaf and is the second of three Meat Loaf albums written entirely by Jim Steinman In 1982 Cher released I Paralyze, promoting it on American Bandstand and The Tonight Show, but critics panned the album and sales were disappointing. I Paralyze is the eighteenth album by American singer-actress Cher, released on May 28 1982 by Columbia Records.
With album sales and hit singles again at a standstill, Cher decided to expand her career into serious film acting. Her earliest entertainment ambitions had always lain in film, as opposed to music. However, she soon found herself in an uphill battle trying to land credible roles for a woman now in her mid-30s with little acting experience. At the time, she was quoted as saying that she didn’t really care if she ever made another record.
In 1982, at 36, Cher landed her first major role in a Broadway production of Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean is a 1981 play and later 1982 film written by Ed Graczyk; the stage and screen versions were both directed Her performance was critically praised, and she was later cast in the film version, which was directed by acclaimed Hollywood director Robert Altman. Robert Bernard Altman (February 20 1925 – November 20 2006 was an American Film director known for making films that are highly naturalistic, but with She was next cast alongside Meryl Streep and Kurt Russell in the critically hailed drama Silkwood (1983) in which her character was a lesbian. Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an award-winning American Actress who has worked in Theatre, Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17 1951 is an Emmy Award - and Golden Globe -nominated American Actor. Silkwood is a 1983, Academy Award -nominated film which dramatizes the story of Karen Silkwood, who died in a car accident under suspicious She received her first Academy Award nomination, as Best Supporting Actress. Best Supporting Actor or Best Supporting Actress is an accolade given by a group of Film or Theatre professionals in recognition of the work She later won the Golden Globe Award as Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for her performance.
Cher's next film was a starring role in the acclaimed Mask (1985), directed by Peter Bogdanovich. This article is about the 1985 Peter Bogdanovich film For the 1994 comedy starring Jim Carrey see The Mask. Peter Bogdanovich ( Serbian Cyrillic: Петар Богдановић Latin: Petar Bogdanović (born July 30, 1939, is an American The film also starred Eric Stoltz, Laura Dern, Estelle Getty and Sam Elliott, and it was considered her first critical and commercial success as a leading actress. Eric Cameron Stoltz (born September 30, 1961) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actor Laura Elizabeth Dern (born February 10, 1967) is an Academy Award -nominated American Actress. Estelle Scher-Gettleman ( July 25 1923 &ndash July 22 2008) better known by her Stage name Estelle Getty, was an Samuel Pack Elliott (born August 9, 1944) is an American actor For her role as a mother of a severely disfigured boy, Cher won the Best Actress prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The Best Actress Award ( French: Prix d'interprétation féminine) is an award presented at the Cannes Film Festival. The Cannes Film Festival (le Festival de Cannes founded in 1946 is one of the world's oldest most influential and prestigious Film festivals alongside Venice,
In 1985 Cher was honored with Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Award. The Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year award is bestowed annually by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals society at Harvard University.
In 1987 she starred in three films: the thriller Suspect with Dennis Quaid; the dark comedy/fantasy film The Witches of Eastwick with Jack Nicholson, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer; and the romantic comedy Moonstruck with Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis. Suspect is a 1987 crime thriller/courtroom drama starring Cher as Kathleen Riley Dennis Quaid as Eddie Sanger and Liam Neeson Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American Actor. The Witches of Eastwick is a 1987 feature film based on the novel of the same title by John Updike. John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22 1937) is an American Actor, internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals Susan Sarandon (born Susan Abigail Tomalin; October 4 1946 is an American Actress. Michelle Marie Pfeiffer ( IPA: /mɪˈʃɛl ˈfаɪfɜr/ born April 29 1958 is an American Actress. Nicolas Cage (born Nicholas Kim Coppola; January 7, 1964) is an Academy Award -winning American actor Olympia Dukakis (Ολυμπία Δουκάκη born June 20, 1931) is an American actress. For Moonstruck, directed by Norman Jewison, she won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Actress. Norman Frederick Jewison CC, BA, LLD (born July 21, 1926) is an Academy Award -winning Canadian Film Clutching her trophy at the ceremony, she announced, "If I can win this, anybody can do anything. " She also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy, and the Favorite Film Actress award at the People’s Choice Awards. 1987 was also noteworthy for the resurgence in Cher's recording career. After signing with friend David Geffen's label, Geffen Records, Cher released a self-titled album late that year which spawned her first major hit since 1979's "Take Me Home". "I Found Someone" returned her to the Top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100. The follow-up single "We All Sleep Alone" reached #14.
On May 22, 1986 Cher made her infamous first appearance on Late Night with David Letterman. Events 334 BC - The Greek army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) Late Night with David Letterman was a nightly hour-long comedy Talk show on NBC hosted by David Letterman. In her pre-interview with the show's producers, Cher had referred to host David Letterman with a derogatory term when asked why she had previously declined to appear on his program. The primary role of a television producer is to control all aspects of production ranging from show idea development and cast hiring to shoot supervision and fact-checking David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American late-night Talk show host and Comedian and the host since 1993 He later confronted her about this on air during their interview, asking why she had refused so many earlier invitations. As she thought of an appropriate answer, he pushed her further saying, "Because you thought. . . " to which she suddenly blurted "You were an asshole!" to a shocked Letterman. She received a mixture of boos and laughter from the audience for the remark; however, Letterman quickly played off the incident as just fun. They patched up their differences for a 1987 show that had Cher and Sonny Bono reuniting to sing "I Got You, Babe" for what would be the last time. She has since made multiple appearances on Letterman's CBS show.
This was not the only time a chat show clash like this occurred. In 2001 Cher was interviewed by British talk show host and television presenter Clive Anderson. Clive Anderson (born 10 December 1952) is a former Barrister, now famous for being a successful Comedy writer as well as a Anderson asked her, "Wow, Cher, you look like a million dollars. . . is that how much it cost?"
In 1987 Cher revived her recording career after a five-year hiatus, under the coordination of rock producer and A&R man John Kalodner. Artists and Repertoire ( A&R) is the division of a Record label that is responsible for talent scouting and artist development John Kalodner is a retired American A&R executive His achievements included signing Foreigner, AC/DC, Peter Gabriel and Phil Now with Geffen Records, Cher released the first of three highly successful rock albums, produced by Kalodner and featuring songwriting contributions from the likes of Diane Warren, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child, and Michael Bolton. Geffen Records is an American Record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operated as one third of UMG's Interscope-Geffen-A&M label Diane Eve Warren (born September 7, 1956 in Van Nuys California) is an American Songwriter. Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi Jr on March 2 1962 is an American Musician, Songwriter and Actor. Richard "Richie" Steven Sambora (born on July 11 1959 is an American rock Guitarist, producer musician singer and songwriter who is Desmond Child (born October 28, 1953 in Miami Florida) is an American musician Songwriter, and producer Michael Bolton (born Michael Bolotin on February 26, 1953) is an American Singer-songwriter, best known for his Soft rock Darlene Love and Bonnie Tyler provided guest vocals. Darlene Love ( née Wright; born July 26, 1941) is an American Popular music Singer. Bonnie Tyler (born June 8 1951 in Skewen, Neath) is a Welsh rock Singer. Cher was released in 1987, and featured the comeback single "I Found Someone" (previously a minor hit for Laura Branigan), as well as "We All Sleep Alone" (#14, 1988). Cher is a self-titled album that was released in 1987 after a number of less successful albums and is the singer's nineteenth record " I Found Someone " is the name of a song written for Laura Branigan by Michael Bolton and Mark Mangold which was a hit for Cher in 1987 Laura Branigan (July 3 1957 – August 26 2004 was an American singer and actress of Irish ancestry " We All Sleep Alone " is the second US and European official single release from American singer/actress Cher 's nineteenth The album was Cher's biggest yet, being certified platinum in the U. S. (1 million) and selling 3 million copies worldwide. 
In 1989 Cher released the album Heart of Stone. Heart of Stone is an album released in 1989 by Cher for Geffen Records. As on her previous album, Michael Bolton, Jon Bon Jovi, Diane Warren and Desmond Child handled songwriting and/or producing duties. The album was originally released with cover artwork featuring Cher sitting in front of a heart made of stone, creating the illusion of a skull.  Heart of Stone became her most successful album to date, selling 6 million copies worldwide, and certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA.
The album's biggest hit came with the rock hymn "If I Could Turn Back Time, which topped the charts in Australia for 7 non-consecutive weeks, peaked at #3 in the U. " If I Could Turn Back Time " is a song written by Diane Warren and was released on June 1 1989 as the second North American and S. , reached #6 in the UK and charted in various other countries around the globe. Further hits from the album were "Just Like Jesse James" (U. " Just Like Jesse James " is the third North American and second European official single release on October 1989 by Geffen S. Top 10, Top 20 in Australia) and "Heart of Stone" (U. S. Top 20), and it also contained the hit duet with Peter Cetera, "After All" (U. Peter Paul Cetera (born September 13, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, U " After All " is a Ballad performed as a Duet by American singer and actress Cher and American singer and bass player Peter Cetera (former S. #6). The video for "If I Could Turn Back Time" caused controversy, because in it Cher wore a very thin, see-through net outfit, which revealed a very visible "butterfly" tatoo on her derriere (detailed below). Many networks on television, including MTV, initially refused to air the video because of the partial nudity. MTV network eventually played the video, but only after 9 p. MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. m. Cher also launched the Heart of Stone Tour, which played throughout 1989 and 1990 in various parts of the world. The Heart of Stone Tour, is arguably Cher 's first tour as a solo artist She also starred in the television special Cher - Live at the Mirage, which was filmed during a live concert in Las Vegas. Las Vegas ( Spanish: "The Meadows" is the most populous City in the state of Nevada, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally
In 1990 Cher starred in the modest box office success Mermaids with Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder, and Christina Ricci. Mermaids is a 1990 comedy - Drama film directed by Richard Benjamin and starring Cher, Bob Hoskins, Robert William "Bob" Hoskins Jr (born 26 October 1942 is an English Actor, known for playing Cockney rough diamonds and gangsters and Winona Laura Horowitz (born October 29 1971 better known under her professional name Winona Ryder, is an American actress Christina Ricci (born February 12 1980 is an Emmy Award -nominated American actress who first achieved fame for her role as Wednesday Addams in The film received many positive reviews from critics. Cher contributed two songs to its soundtrack. Music From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Mermaids was the soundtrack album from the film Mermaids starring Cher, Winona Ryder "Baby I'm Yours" and the album's second single, "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)", charted low on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (at #33), but became a smash hit elsewhere, reaching #1 in the UK, #3 in Germany and France, and #5 in Australia. " Baby I'm Yours " is the name of a song written by Van McCoy. " The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss " is a song written by Rudy Clark. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Around the globe, it became her most successful single to date, selling more than six million copies worldwide. In 1991 Cher completed her Geffen recording contract by releasing the album Love Hurts. Love Hurts is the 21st studio album by singer Cher, released in 1991 for Geffen Records. This album had a big impact in Europe and in the rest of the world, particularly in the UK where it debuted at #1 and stayed there for 6 consecutive weeks. Unlike her previous two records, Love Hurts received less attention in the United States where it was certified gold; in European countries, the album was certified multi-platinum. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the ;;; The European cover of the album was different from the American release, featuring Cher lying on a white background wearing a red wig.
The European release also included the worldwide hit "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)". The album also sparked another hit single, "Love and Understanding", a number 3 hit in UK as well as the album's only major hit in her native U. " Love and Understanding " is the first US and second European single release from American singer/actress Cher 's twenty-ninth album S. , entering the Top 20. The follow-ups "Save Up All Your Tears", "Love Hurts", and "Could've Been You" were minor hits in Europe. " Save Up All Your Tears " is a song written by Desmond Child and Diane Warren, the song had originally been released by Bonnie Tyler, from " Love Hurts " is the name of a Song written and composed by Boudleaux Bryant, and first recorded by The Everly Brothers " Could've Been You " is the fifth European single release from American singer/actress Cher 's twenty-ninth album Love Hurts The album Love Hurts has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide becoming one of the biggest-selling albums of her career.
In Germany, Cher received the prestigious ECHO award for the most successful female singer of the year. ECHO is a German music award granted every year by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie (an association of recording companies Cher embarked on the Love Hurts Tour throughout 1992. Cher 's Love Hurts Tour kicked off in the United States in 1991 and continued throughout 1992 in Europe and Australia. In the same period Cher released two VHS fitness programs, Cherfitness: A New Attitude and Cherfitness: A Body Confidence.
In 1992 the European compilation Greatest Hits: 1965-1992 became a huge success, again peaking at #1 in the United Kingdom for seven non-consecutive weeks, and charting in the Top 10 in several other countries. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The album, which contained three newly-recorded tracks ("Oh No Not My Baby", "Many Rivers to Cross" and "Whenever You're Near") was available in the United States only as an import. " Oh No Not My Baby " is the name of a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. " Many Rivers to Cross " is a Song written in 1969 by Jimmy Cliff. " Whenever You're Near " is a song composed by Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw recorded by singer Cher.
In 1992 Cher took some time off, following what was widely reported as a case of Epstein-Barr virus or chronic fatigue syndrome. The Epstein-Barr Virus ( EBV) also called Human herpesvirus 4 (HHV-4 is a Virus of the herpes family (which includes Herpes Chronic fatigue syndrome ( CFS) is the most common name given to a poorly understood variably debilitating disorder or disorders of uncertain causation  She made few public appearances during this period with the exception of appearing in a series of infomercials launching hair-care products for her friend Lori Davis, and for the sweetener Equal. Infomercials (or informercials are Television commercials that run for one minute or for as long as a typical Television program A sweetener is a Food additive which adds the Basic taste of Sweetness to a food artificial sweeteners are Sugar substitutes EQUAL is a brand of Artificial sweetener containing Aspartame, Dextrose and Maltodextrin. It has been said that this had a negative impact on her career. Cher made cameo appearances in the Robert Altman films The Player (1992) and Pret-a-Porter (1994). The Player is a 1992 Film that tells the story of Griffin Mill ( Tim Robbins) a Hollywood studio executive who is being "Prêt-à-Porter" redirects here For the movie Prêt-à-Porter (English title Ready to Wear) see Prêt-à-Porter (film.
In 1994 she collaborated with MTV's cartoons Beavis and Butt-head for a rock version of Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe". Beavis and Butt-head is an American Animated television series created by Mike Judge. The next year she with Chrissie Hynde, Neneh Cherry and Eric Clapton topped the UK Singles Chart for one week with the charity single "Love Can Build a Bridge". Chrissie Hynde (born Christine Ellen Hynde, 7 September 1951 Akron Ohio) is an American rock musician best known as the leader of the band The Pretenders Neneh Cherry (born Neneh Mariann Karlsson on March 10, 1964 in Stockholm) is a two-time Grammy Award -nominated and MTV Europe Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945 is an English Blues-rock Guitarist, singer Songwriter and Composer The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry " Love Can Build a Bridge " is a hit single from American Country music mother-daughter duo The Judds from their 1990 album of the same name
At the age of 49, she released an album, mainly of covers, titled It's a Man's World. In Popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition ( Performance or Recording) of a previously recorded commercially released It's a Man's World is the twenty-second album by American singer-actess Cher, released on November 6 1995 by Warner Bros The album was released in Europe at the end of 1995 and in North America in the summer of 1996. The album sparked two European hits: "Walking in Memphis" and "One by One". " Walking in Memphis " is the Signature song of American Singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, from his self-titled 1991 album " One by One " is the first US and second European official single release from American singer/actress Cher's twenty-second album It's a Man's World on January It's a Man's World was a moderate success, with more than three million copies worldwide; however, sales in the United States were limited.
Cher starred in the poorly received film Faithful (1996) with Ryan O'Neal and Chazz Palminteri. Faithful is a Comedy film released in 1996 about a wife her husband and a Hit man. Ryan O'Neal (born Charles Patrick Ryan O'Neal; April 20 1941 is an Academy Award - and Golden Globe -nominated American Actor Chazz Palminteri (born May 15, 1952) is an Academy Award -nominated American Actor and Writer, best known for his Also in 1996, Cher co-executive-produced the highly anticipated, controversial HBO abortion drama If These Walls Could Talk, with actress Demi Moore. Motion Pictures An executive producer of a Motion picture is typically a producer who is sometimes involved in creative or technical aspects of production An For the episode of The Outer Limits see If These Walls Could Talk (The Outer Limits. Demi Moore (born Demetria Gene Guynes on November 11 1962 is an American Actress. Nancy Savoca co-wrote all three segments and directed the first two sections starring Moore and Sissy Spacek, but Cher directed and co-starred in the third segment, earning a Golden Globe Nomination as Best Supporting Actress in a made-for-television movie. Nancy Savoca ( July 23, 1959) is an American film Screenwriter, director, and producer. Mary Elizabeth "Sissy" Spacek (born December 25, 1949) is an Academy Award &ndashwinning American Actress and singer The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner
Cher was in London in January 1998 when a call from daughter Chastity brought news of Sonny Bono's death in a skiing accident. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Snow skiing is a group of sports utilizing Skis as primary equipment  He was 62. At the time of his death, Sonny Bono, by then a popular California Congressman, was married to his fourth wife, Mary Bono. A Member of Congress is a Politician who is a member of a Congress. Mary Bono Mack (born October 24, 1961) is an American politician and since 1998 has been a Republican member of the United States House  Although they had been apart for 24 years and each had re-married since, Cher accepted an invitation to deliver the eulogy. The funeral, unbeknownst to Cher, was broadcast live on CNN. Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner In front of millions, she tearfully and effusively praised the man who had been a father figure, friend, partner, lover, husband, and antagonist, calling him "the most unforgettable character I've ever met. " Critics were quick to point out that Cher had spoken very little to Sonny during the 20 years since their divorce, though her outpouring of emotion seemed genuine.
Cher paid tribute to Bono in the CBS special Sonny and Me: Cher Remembers (1998), calling her grief "something I never plan to get over. " In 1998, Sonny & Cher received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a Sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood Los Angeles California, USA, that Cher appeared at the event with Mary Bono, who accepted the award on behalf of her late husband.
Cher's 23rd studio album, 1998's Grammy Award-winning Believe marked an extreme departure for Cher, as the record was a sparkling collection of up-tempo dance tracks. Believe is the twenty-third studio Album by American singer Cher, and was released in 1998 The album was a critical and commercial success, reaching the top spot in Germany and nearly every country where it was released, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and France. Believe has been certified 4x Platinum in the United States and has sold 20 million copies worldwide.  The Grammy Award-winning first single and title track was a worldwide smash, easily becoming the biggest hit of Cher's entire career. " Believe " is a Grammy Award winning global number one Multi-Platinum Dance Song which served as the world-wide lead single for American singer The song reached #1 in 23 countries around the world including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Australia.  "Believe" made Cher the Oldest woman (at age 52) to have a number one hit in the Hot 100 rock era. It also gave her the distinction of having the longest span of #1 hits (more than 33 years) and the largest gap between number ones (10 days short of 25 years). Cher is also the only female artist to have solo Top 10 hits in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. On the U. K. Singles Chart, "Believe" claimed the number one slot for seven consecutive weeks, and also became the biggest-selling single ever by a female artist in United Kingdom. It sold more than 1 million copies in both the United Kingdom and Germany. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. "Believe" is the third most successful song released by a solo female musician worldwide, the biggest selling single ever for Warner Bros. Records and the biggest selling dance song ever, having sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Warner Bros Records Inc is an American Record label that operates as a wholly owned Subsidiary of Warner Music Group.  From the album, three other singles were released, with "Strong Enough" becoming a perfect follow-up hit in Europe, peaking at #3 in Germany and France as well as the U. " Strong Enough " is a song written by Mark Taylor and Paul Barry for singer Cher. K. Top Five, but failing to gain equally huge success in North America. "All or Nothing" and "Dov'è L'Amore" were also solid hits in Europe, but didn't get much attention in her native country. " All or Nothing " is a song written by Mark Taylor and Paul Barry for singer Cher. " Dov'è L'Amore " is a song written by Mark Taylor and Paul Barry for singer Cher.
Cher published her first memoir in late 1998, titled The First Time. Rather than a tell-all, the book was an intriguing collection of Cher's most significant "first-time" memories from her childhood, life and Hollywood career. In January 1999 Cher performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" in front of the Super Bowl XXXIII television audience. " The Star-Spangled Banner " is the National anthem of the United States of America Super Bowl XXXIII was an American football game played on January 31, 1999 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami Florida to decide the Cher also performed on the highly rated television special VH1 Divas Live 2, performing alongside contemporaries Tina Turner, Elton John, Chaka Khan, Faith Hill, Mary J. Blige, LeeAnn Rimes, Brandy and Whitney Houston. In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert The first concert VH1 Divas Live was created to support the station's Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is a multiple Grammy Award -winning American singer known for hit songs such as "I'm Every Woman" "I Feel Audrey Faith McGraw, known professionally as Faith Hill (born September 21 1967 is an American country singer known both for her commercial success Mary Jane Blige (surname pronounced /blaɪʒ/) (born January 11, 1971) is an American Singer-songwriter, Rapper LeAnn Rimes (born Margaret LeAnn Rimes August 28, 1982 in Pearl Mississippi) is an American Country pop Singer Whitney Elizabeth Houston' (born August 9 1963 is an American Singer-songwriter, Actress, Film producer, Arranger and former Later in 1999, Cher co-starred in the well-received Franco Zeffirelli film Tea With Mussolini (1999) with Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Joan Plowright and Lily Tomlin. Franco Zeffirelli, KBE (born Gianfranco Corsi on February 12, 1923) is an Italian Film director. Tea with Mussolini ( 1999) is a semi-autobiographical Film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Dame Judith Olivia Dench, CH, DBE, FRSA, (born 9 December, 1934) usually known as Judi Dench, is an English Dame Margaret Natalie Smith, DBE (born December 28 1934) better known as Maggie Smith, is a British Film, stage Joan Ann Olivier Baroness Olivier, DBE (born 28 October 1929) better known as Dame Joan Plowright, is an English actress Her successful worldwide Do You Believe? Tour travelled throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, with the Emmy-nominated television special Cher: Live at the MGM Grand In Las Vegas airing by year's end. The Do You Believe? Tour, sometimes also known as The Believe Tour, was Cher ’s third solo Concert tour.
On November 30, 1999, she released a compilation album The Greatest Hits that continued to build upon her huge popularity in Europe. Events 1700 - Battle of Narva — A Swedish army of 8500 men under Charles XII defeats Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) The Greatest Hits is Cher 's 2nd European Greatest hits album and the follow-up to the 1992 released compilation Greatest Hits 1965-1992 The album entered the German Charts at #1 (her second consecutive German No. 1 album) and peaked at number 7 on the official UK Albums Chart. The UK Albums Chart is a list of Albums ranked by sales in the United Kingdom. This compilation was released only outside the United States, due to the release of the North American only compilation, If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits which was released that same year. If I Could Turn Back Time Cher's Greatest Hits is Cher's fifth U In Germany she became again best selling female artist of the year and was receiving her second ECHO Award (she and Madonna are the only female artists to do so). Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16 1958 known as Madonna, is an American
The Do You Believe? Tour continued throughout 2000 and became her most successful tour to that time. In May 2000, Cher was presented with the Lifelong Contribution to the Music Industry Award, at the World Music Awards. The World Music Awards (founded in 1989 is an international awards show that annually honors Recording artists based on their worldwide sales figures which are provided by the
She released an independent alternative-rock album entitled Not.com.mercial (pronounced "not-dot-com-mercial"). notcommercial is the twenty fourth album released by American singer/actress Cher released on November 8 2000 exclusively through  This album was written mostly by Cher after attending a songwriting retreat in France in 1994. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The album was quickly rejected by record labels for being "not commercial. " Cher chose instead to sell the recording exclusively through her website.  This also marked the first time that Cher had written a majority of the material for one of her albums. In an online review, Rolling Stone called "Fit To Fly", a Cher-penned track from the album, "the best Cher song ever. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published " The tune was Cher's tribute to American veterans of war.
In February 2002, still in a dance mode, Cher released the highly anticipated follow-up to Believe: Living Proof, which entered the Billboard 200 at number nine, making it her highest-charting album debut and extending her album chart span to an excess of 37 years. Living Proof is the follow-up album to Believe by Pop icon, Cher. Unfortunately it couldn't repeat the success of Believe, showing no longevity in the charts. Outside the United States, things were a little better: in the United Kingdom, France and Australia, Living Proof failed to reach the Top 40, while charting best in Germany by entering at a respective #13. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The lack of huge success was caused by the lead-off single (outside U. S. ) "The Music's No Good Without You" that only became a big hit in Europe and Australia, though reaching #1 in Russia and Poland, and the Top 10 in the UK and other European countries. " The Music's No Good Without You " is the first European and second North American single release from American singer/actress Cher Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland The album included several re-mixed songs that found their way onto the Hot Dance, Maxi-Single Sales, Club Play and Adult Contemporary charts. Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreviated AC, refers to styles of popular music that ranges from "lush Sixties pop often vocal -based and rooted in The album was eventually certified gold in the United States and Germany, and sold more than 12 million copies worldwide.
That year, Cher won the Dance/Club Play Artist of the Year and was presented with a special Artist Achievement Award at the Billboard Music Awards. The Billboard Music Awards, sponsored by Billboard magazine and held annually in December is one of several annual United States music awards shows (among
In May 2002 Cher performed on the VH1 television special VH1 Divas Las Vegas, with Shakira, Celine Dion, The Dixie Chicks, Anastacia, Cyndi Lauper and Mary J. VH1 (known as VH-1 Video Hits One from 1985 to 1994 and VH1 Music First until 2003) is an American Cable television In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert The first concert VH1 Divas Live was created to support the station's Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2 1977 known simply as Shakira Céline Marie Claudette Dion ( OC OQ (born March 30 1968 in Charlemagne Quebec) is a Canadian pop Singer The Dixie Chicks are a multiple Grammy Award -winning Country music group composed of three women Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, and Emily Anastacia (born Anastacia Lyn Newkirk on September 17 1968 is a Multi-platinum American singer and songwriter Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper (born June 22 1953 is an American Grammy - and Emmy award winning Singer-songwriter and Blige. In June, she announced plans for Living Proof: The Farewell Tour, which she claimed would be the final live concert tour of her career, though she vowed to continue recording and releasing music. The Living Proof Tour, more famously known as The Farewell Tour, after a while known as The Never Can Say Goodbye Tour, was Cher ’s final career Concert
Main article: Living Proof: The Farewell Tour
The show itself was a tribute to her nearly 40 years in show business. The Living Proof Tour, more famously known as The Farewell Tour, after a while known as The Never Can Say Goodbye Tour, was Cher ’s final career Concert It featured vintage performance and video clips from the 1960s onward, highlighting her successes in music, television, and film, all set amongst an elaborate backdrop and stage set-up, complete with backing band, singers and dancers, including aerial acrobatics. Dates were added, and the tour was extended several times, covering virtually all of the U. S. and Canada (plus 3 shows in Mexico City), several cities in Europe, as well as the major cities of Australia and New Zealand. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Mexico City (in Spanish: Ciudad de México, México DF, México or simply Méjico) is the Capital city of Mexico New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island Going well past its original cutoff date, it was eventually redubbed the "Never Can Say Goodbye Tour". 
In April 2003 The Very Best of Cher, a CD collection of all of her greatest hits spanning her entire career, was released. The album peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 album chart, extending her album chart span to over 38 years. The compilation has been certified double platinum and has sold 3. 5 million copies worldwide.
She found success on television once again in the spring of 2003 with Cher: The Farewell Tour Live, an NBC special taped on 7 and 8 November 2002 at Miami's American Airlines Arena that attracted 17. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Events 1519 - Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with great a Celebration See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. The AmericanAirlines Arena is an Arena located in Downtown Miami, Florida along Biscayne Bay and is used for Basketball 3 million viewers.  It earned Cher her first Emmy Award as Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. She released the album Live: The Farewell Tour later in 2003, a collection of live tracks taken from the tour. Live! The Farewell Tour is the first and only Live album up to date by Cher. She was also seen, as herself, in the Farrelly Brothers comedy Stuck on You (2003) with Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear. The Farrelly brothers, Peter (b December 17 1956 and Bobby (b Stuck On You is a 2003 Comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear. Matthew Paige Damon (born October 8 1970 is an American Actor and Philanthropist. Gregory Kinnear (born June 17, 1963) is an Academy Award -nominated American Actor and Television personality, who In the film, she spoofed her own image, appearing in bed with a high school boyfriend (Frankie Muniz). Francisco "Frankie" Muniz IV (born December 5, 1985) is an American actor and racing driver Also in 2003, Cher recorded a duet of "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" for Rod Stewart's As Time Goes By. " Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered " (correct title is "Bewitched" is a Show tune and popular song from the 1940 Rodgers and Hart Roderick "Rod" David Stewart, CBE (born 10 January 1945 is a Singer and Songwriter born and raised in London England and currently . . The Great American Songbook Volume II album.
In February 2004, at 57, she received another Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording for her song "Love One Another". " Love One Another " is a song written by Billy Steinberg Marie-Claire Cremers & Rick Nowels During 2004 a Sonny & Cher DVD was released with nine Sonny & Cher shows, from the famous Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour and The Sonny and Cher Show, featuring some of the best shows during the 1970s. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is Also in 2004 Cher appeared for a few seconds in ABBA: The Last Video. 
In 2004 Cher released the album Gold, a 2-CD collection of all her greatest hits, spanning from her days as one-half of Sonny & Cher to her Living Proof era. Gold is a compilation of Cher's greatest hits released in 2005 It was only a year following the release of her multi-platinum The Very Best of Cher album, though All Music Guide nevertheless gave it four and a half out of five stars.
Cher closed the farewell tour in April 2005 at the Hollywood Bowl. The Hollywood Bowl is a famous modern Amphitheatre in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles California, USA, that is used primarily for music Performances
During 2007, in the seventh volume of Chrome Hearts, Cher once again confirmed that she is working on her twenty-sixth studio album. Chrome Hearts is a company founded by motorcycle enthusiast Richard Stark that specializes in High-end Silver Jewelry, Leather clothing and Recordings have taken place but no release date has been scheduled.
It is rumored that Cher will collaborate with Timbaland in a song for his next album Shock Value II, which will also feature Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Dido and Christina Aguilera. Timothy Z Mosley (born March 10, 1971) better known by his Stage name Timbaland, is an American Record producer, Timothy Z Mosley (born March 10, 1971) better known by his Stage name Timbaland, is an American Record producer, Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3 1969 (ˈgwɛn stɛˈfɑːni is an American recording artist and Fashion designer Stefani fronts the rock band No Doubt Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16 1958 known as Madonna, is an American Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong, (born 25 December 1971 professionally known as Dido, is an English BRIT Award -winning and Christina María Aguilera (born December 18 1980 is an American pop / R&B Singer and Songwriter. This album is expected to be released in November 2008. 
On February 7, 2008 Cher, at 61, announced that she had reached a deal to perform 200 shows over three years live at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Events 457 - Leo I becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire. 1074 - Battle of Montesarchio in which the Prince 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Caesars Palace, sometimes referred to colloquially as simply Caesars, is a luxury Hotel and Casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise The Las Vegas Strip (also known as The Strip) is an approximately 4 mile (6 Her new show, entitled Cher at the Colosseum, debuted on May 6, 2008. Cher at the Colosseum marks Cher 's return to the stage The show includes 18 dancers and 4 aerialists with seventeen costume changes by Bob Mackie. Events 1527 - Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common  The show reportedly includes 18 dancers, 4 aerialists, and multiple costumes designed by Bob Mackie. Robert Gordon Mackie (b March 24, 1940 in Monterey Park California) is an American Fashion designer, best known for his costumes for Cher Choreography will be directed by Doriana Sanchez who also worked with Cher on her past three major tours. Her show will perform four nights a week for a month, and a second leg of the show will continue in August. Cher will share the stage on a rotating basis with contemporaries Bette Midler (whose The Showgirl Must Go On opened on February 20, 2008) and Elton John (whose The Red Piano, which opened in 2004, will continue its run of about 50 shows a year). Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is anAmerican Singer, Actress and Comedian, also known (as her informal stage name as Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947 is an English pop / rock Singer, Composer
On February 10, 2008 Cher made a brief appearance at the Grammy Awards, introducing a performance by Tina Turner and Beyonce Knowles. Events 1355 - The St Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an eight time Grammy Award -winning American Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4 1981 commonly known as Beyoncé (biːˈɑn
Nearly a week before Cher's opening at Caesars she appeared on Oprah to discuss her new show and performed her hit Take Me Home with her disco raved dress and dancers. Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29 1954 often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American Later in the show, after nearly 30 years since their first performance together, Cher and Tina Turner performed Proud Mary. " Proud Mary " is a song written by American singer and Guitarist John Fogerty. It is the same song and arrangement they performed together at the VH1 Diva's Live 2 concert in 1999.
Since the sell-out debut, Cher's show has had rave reviews. It has ranked on Billboard's Top Grossing Concerts Chart at #3. See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry 
In the early 1960s Cher had a relationship with actor Warren Beatty. Warren Beatty (born Henry Warren Beaty; March 30 1937 is an American Academy Award - and Golden Globe -winning Actor, producer  Sonny and Cher first met in 1962. Though they had claimed to be married as early as 1963, and exchanged rings in Tijuana, Mexico, it is believed that they weren’t legally married until an impromptu ceremony in Las Vegas in 1969. Tijuana (ˌtiːəˈwɑːnə Spanish, ti'xwana|ti'ʍana is the largest city of the Mexican state of Baja California, situated on the U An impromptu (loosely meaning "offhand" is a free-form musical composition with the character of an improvisation usually for a solo instrument such as piano Their first and only child is Chastity Sun Bono born March 4, 1969. Events 51 - Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title Princeps iuventutis (head of the youth Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  Cher married her second husband, rock star Gregg Allman, in 1975. They later separated and were divorced in 1977. Their son, Elijah Blue Allman of the band Deadsy, was born on July 10, 1976. Deadsy is an American rock band from California. They have played many shows in California but have also toured nationally multiple times as Events 48 BC - Battle of Dyrrhachium, Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia. Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Following their break-up, Cher was involved in a number of very public relationships with high profile men including record executive David Geffen, KISS bassist Gene Simmons, and senior account manager Garreth Crawford . David Geffen (born February 21, 1943) is an American Record executive, Film producer, Theatrical producer and philanthropist Gene Simmons (born Chaim Witz (pronounced Haium on August 25, 1949) is an Israeli -born American Hard rock Bass 
In the early 1980s Cher dated Les Dudek (guitarist on the Black Rose album) and was rumored to have dated a number of younger film stars, including Eric Stoltz (her co-star in Mask) and Val Kilmer. This article is about the 1985 Peter Bogdanovich film For the 1994 comedy starring Jim Carrey see The Mask. Val Edward Kilmer (born December 31, 1959) is an American Actor. Sometime between 1983 and 1986 she had a relationship with Tom Cruise. She began a much-publicized romance in 1986 with a much younger Rob Camilletti. When they met, he was 22 and she was 40. The media dubbed him “Bagel Boy,” as it was learned that he was once a baker in a bagel shop.  It was widely speculated in the tabloid press that the couple were planning to marry, but this never occurred. In the late-1980s she had a relationship with musician Josh Donen. Cher was involved with Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora for two years in the early 1990s, and was also linked to musicians Eric Clapton and Mark Hudson. Bon Jovi is an American Hard rock band from Sayreville New Jersey. Mark Hudson (born August 23, 1951) is a Record producer, Musician and Songwriter living in Los Angeles California.  Rumors also circulated that Cher was romantically involved with a member of her band during her lengthy Farewell Tour.
Cher has also been reportedly linked with singer Ricky Martin, actors Ray Liotta, Matt Dillon and John Heard, TV host John Loeffler and NHL hockey player Ron Duguay, but most of these affairs are unconfirmed. Enrique Martín Morales (born December 24, 1971) better known by his Stage name Ricky Martin, is a Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Raymond Liotta (born December 18, 1954) is an Emmy Award -winning and Golden Globe -nominated American Actor, best known Matthew Raymond "Matt" Dillon (born February 18, 1964) is an Academy Award - Golden Globe Award - and BAFTA Award -nominated John Heard may refer to John Heard (ferryman (born 1835 ferryman and namesake of Heard's Ferry John Heard (actor (born Ron Duguay (born July 6, 1957 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional Ice hockey player and coach who played In a February 2008 interview with Good Morning America, Cher confirmed a brief relationship with actor Tom Cruise during the early 1980s as well as having turned down advances from Elvis Presley and actor Marlon Brando during the 1970s. Good Morning America ( GMA) is a morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network debuting on November Thomas Cruise Mapother IV ( born July 3 1962 better known by his screen name Tom Cruise, is an American Actor and Film producer Marlon Brando Jr (April 3 1924 – July 1 2004 was an Academy Award -winning American Actor, whose body of work spanned over half a century Recently in 2007/2008 Cher has been caught romancing three men at once, in an interview with Gene Simmons she admitted to seeing one, one day, one the next day and the other the day after, all of whom younger than herself. Gene Simmons (born Chaim Witz (pronounced Haium on August 25, 1949) is an Israeli -born American Hard rock Bass
A 2002 Rolling Stone magazine article estimates her personal net worth at over $900 million.  The same year, she embarked on her allegedly "final" tour ("Living Proof": The Farewell Tour); it endured 3 years on the road and grossed over $250 million in the United States alone. Cher owns several pieces of real estate, including homes in Aspen, Colorado, USA, and London, UK, and maintains a primary home in Malibu, California, USA, valued at $192 million. Real estate is a legal term (in some jurisdictions notably in the USA, United Kingdom The City of Aspen is a Home Rule Municipality that is the County seat and the most populous city of Pitkin County, Colorado, United Malibu is an incorporated city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. In April 2006 it was reported that Cher had purchased a condominium in the Sierra Towers in West Hollywood, California, for $3. West Hollywood, a city in Los Angeles County California, was incorporated on November 29, 1984. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. 5 million.  In May 2006 she sold her Florida mansion for $3. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the 8 million. She claims to own an impressive antique and art collection reportedly worth $9. 5 million. heritage of cher easily exceed $1 billion
In July 2006 it was announced that Cher, in conjunction with Sotheby's and Julien's Auctions, was planning to auction about 800 of her personal possessions from her Italian Renaissance-themed Malibu estate, including numerous antiques, art collectibles, paintings, career memorabilia, furniture (including her bed) as well as numerous pieces of jewelry, clothing, stage costumes, gowns, a 2003 H2 Hummer and her 2005 Bentley. Sotheby's ( is the world's second oldest Auction house in continuous operation (the oldest being Stockholms Auktionsverk founded in 1674 "Auctioneer" redirects here For the DC Comics supervillain see Auctioneer (comics. The Italian Renaissance began the opening phase of the Renaissance, a period of great cultural change and achievement in Europe that spanned the period from the end of the 14th The event, which took place October 3-5, 2006, in Beverly Hills, California, raised $3. 3 million. Cher had said a large percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Cher Charitable Foundation.  Besides her personal wealth and real estate noted above, Cher reportedly received $180 million for mounting her comeback at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. .
Cher has been imitated by drag queens across the world for decades. A drag queen is a person usually a man who dresses (or "drags" in female clothes and make-up for special occasions and usually because they are performing and entertaining Her transition to dance music and social activism in recent years has further contributed to her iconic popularity within the gay community. This article is about music for dancing in general You may also be looking for Electronic dance music. The NBC sitcom Will & Grace acknowledged her status by making her the idol of gay character Jack McFarland. Will & Grace is a popular Emmy Award -winning American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on NBC from 1998 to 2006 John Philip "Jack" McFarland (born February 1969 was a Fictional character on the American television Sitcom Will Cher guest-starred as herself twice on the sitcom, in 2000 and 2002. In 2000 Cher made a cameo on the show, in which Jack believed her to be a drag queen, and said he could "do" a better Cher himself. In 2002 she played God in Jack's imagined version of Heaven. God is the principal or sole Deity in Religions and other belief systems that worship one deity. Heaven may refer to the physical heavens the sky or the seemingly endless expanse of the Universe beyond
Her status may have been boosted by her support of her openly lesbian daughter Chastity Bono. A lesbian is a Woman who is romantically or sexually attracted only to other women Chastity Bono (born March 4, 1969) is an American LGBT rights advocate writer actress and musician Although not supporting Chastity immediately after she came out, Cher has since become one of the gay community's most vocal advocates. Closeted Coming out (that is " coming out of the closet " describes the voluntary public announcement of one's Sexual orientation and/or Gender identity At several of her live concert appearances, Cher acknowledged the audience by declaring, "good evening, ladies and gentlemen. . . and flamboyant gentlemen!"
In 1998 Cher was honored with a GLAAD Media Award (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) and in November 1999, The Advocate named Cher one of the '25 Coolest Women'. The GLAAD Media Awards were created in 1990 by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to recognize and honor the mainstream media for their fair accurate and The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation ( GLAAD) is a Non-profit organization of LGBT Activism that is "dedicated to promoting and The Advocate ( is a US -based LGBT -related biweekly Newsmagazine. In October 2005 the Bravo program Great Things About Being. . . declared Cher "the number one greatest thing about being gay. "
Her perseverance and longevity are the inspiration for the famous quote by gay impressionist Jimmy James: "After a nuclear holocaust, all that will be left are cockroaches and Cher". For alternatives for the name Jimmy James see the Jimmy James disambiguation page Jimmy James is a vocal impressionist/illusionist The Holocaust (from the Greek el ''ὁλόκαυστον'' (el-Latn holókauston holos, "completely" and kaustos, "burnt" also known as
Unlike her late ex-husband Sonny Bono, Cher has always been a staunch Democrat. Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono ( February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998) was an American Record producer, The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. She has attended and performed at Democratic Party conventions and events. Today, she considers herself a Democrat by default, but more of an Independent because of what she perceives to be the recent moderate to conservative leanings of the current Democratic Party. In Politics, an independent is a Politician who is not Affiliated with any Political party.
Cher has always defined herself as an anti-war activist; she demonstrated against the Vietnam War, and the video for "Turn Back Time" in 1989 was sometimes interpreted as an admonition against the army: "Make love, not war. "
On October 27, 2003 Cher anonymously called a C-SPAN phone-in program. Events 312 - Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. She recounted a visit she had made to maimed soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and criticized the lack of media coverage and government attention given to injured servicemen. The Walter Reed National Army Medical Center (WRAMC is the United States Army's medical center on the east coast of the United States. "Popular press" redirects here note that the University of Wisconsin Press publishes under the imprint "The Popular Press"  She also remarked that she watches C-SPAN every day. Though she simply identified herself as an unnamed entertainer with the USO, she was recognized by the C-SPAN host, who subsequently questioned her about her 1992 support for independent presidential candidate Ross Perot. "USO" redirects here for other uses see USO (disambiguation The United Service Organizations Inc Henry Ross Perot (born June 27 1930 is an American businessman from Texas, who is best known for seeking the office of President of the United States in
Back from her last tour in Europe, Cher declared that Europeans had a very bad image of Americans, mostly because of the Bush administration. "[Europeans] see us as the real terrorists since this stupid war in Iraq and because of all the innocent civilians that were killed within the first [. . . ]somehow they're right. " She shared the stage with Muhammad Muhammad in N. Y. C, an American actor who used to tell stories about the changes in American Muslim's lives since 9/11.
On Memorial Day weekend in 2006 she called in again, endorsing Operation Helmet, an organization started by a doctor that provides helmet upgrade kits free of charge to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as to those ordered to deploy in the near future. Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (on May in) For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics. Afghanistan /æfˈgænɪstæn/ officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan ( Pashto: د افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت, She identified herself as a caller from Malibu, California, and proceeded to complain about the current presidential administration. She read aloud a letter from a soldier on the ground in Iraq, praising Operation Helmet's efforts, and decrying the lack of protection afforded by the military's provisions for troops. 
On May 18, 2006 Cher appeared on The Ed Schultz Show to discuss her work in support of U. Events 1152 - Henry II of England marries Eleanor of Aquitaine. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Ed Schultz Show, hosted by Ed Schultz, is broadcast from Fargo North Dakota on a network of over 100 stations ( as of October 2005) including S. troops fighting abroad, as well as returning veterans. Schultz noted her involvement with both Operation Helmet and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which is constructing an advanced training skills facility at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC - SAMMC-North at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio is part of the United States Army Medical Command The center will serve military personnel who have been catastrophically disabled in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and those severely injured in other operations, as well as in the normal performance of their duties, combat and non-combat related.
During the interview with Schultz, Cher again said she is an independent. Her comments about the current political scene in the U. S. led him to interject, "You're fed up with everybody", to which she replied, "I really am. I couldn't be a Republican 'cause I think I believe in too many services for poor people, but I'm fed up with the Democrats. I just think. . . you're gonna find all their spines where you find the elephant's graveyard. "
Toward the end of the interview, Schultz asked Cher what she thinks about today's protest songs. She responded, "You know, I think it's the duty of artists to say what they want, in favor or in opposition. Unfortunately, I think that, with [the Bush administration], you haven't been able to really voice any opposition because of 9/11, if you say anything opposed to the administration, somehow they've been able to wrap themselves in the flag, so that if you have any opposing viewpoint, you're unpatriotic. " She was about to offer her thoughts on this, but stopped, saying, "I don't know what you can say on your program, so I won't talk the way I normally talk. " Implying her comments would be salty, she did add, though, "I don't like it. . . it rubs me the wrong way. And if I could say all those seven words [that George Carlin's famous routine suggests cannot be said on TV], that's what I'd be saying. "
Cher is still involved with Operation Helmet, and appeared with Dr. Bob Meaders (founder of Operation Helmet) on C-SPAN again on June 14, 2006. Events 1276 - While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. She then appeared with him on Capitol Hill on June 15, 2006. Capitol Hill, aside from being a Metonym for the United States Congress, is the largest historic residential Neighborhood in Washington D Events 763 BC - Assyrians record a Solar eclipse that will be used to fix the Chronology of Mesopotamian history Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. It has been reported that Cher has so far donated over US$130,000 to Operation Helmet. 
Cher has been involved with many humanitarian groups and charity efforts over the years. After appearing in the movie Mask, she served as National Chairperson and Honorary Spokesperson of the Children’s Craniofacial Association. Over the years while touring, she frequently donated concert tickets to families and non-profit groups for children and youth with facial deformities. Such donations were alluded to in an episode of the TV series X-Files entitled The Post Modern Prometheus. The X-Files is a Peabody, Golden Globe and Emmy Award -winning American Science fiction television series created by Chris Carter
In 1993 Cher participated in a humanitarian effort to Armenia, (where her father was born) bringing much needed food and medical supplies and touring the war-torn region of Karabakh. Armenia (Հայաստան transliterated: Hayastan,) officially the Republic of Armenia (Հայաստանի Հանրապետություն Hayastani Karabakh (Qarabağ Ղարաբաղ is a geographic and historic region in western Azerbaijan and southern Armenia, extending from the highlands of the Lesser  In 1998 she co-hosted the annual Amfar AIDS Benefit at the Cannes Film Festival with Elizabeth Taylor. Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (born 27 February 1932) is a two-time Academy Award -winning English-American actress
In August 2005 it was reported that Cher had voluntarily sent payments to help a 16-year-old Northport, Alabama, boy with muscular dystrophy who required home healthcare. Northport is a city in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States. Muscular dystrophy (MD refers to a group of genetic, Hereditary Muscle diseases that cause progressive muscle weakness He was all but bedridden after his 58-year-old adoptive mother, who'd suffered two strokes, was left disabled and the boy's home health care was cut off when he lost his Medicaid coverage. Medicaid is the United States health program for eligible individuals and families with low incomes and resources 
She is also the namesake of the Cher Charitable Foundation, which donates funds to various charities and causes close to her heart.
Cher’s lasting legacy in popular culture has long been disputed. Popular culture (or pop culture) is the Culture — patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activities significance and importance — She has stated of herself that "singers don’t consider me a singer and actors don't consider me an actor," despite her undeniable achievements in both arenas. She is highly respected for her considerable career longevity and ability to bounce back when critics have long written her off. She has also been quoted as saying, "Some years I'm the hottest thing, and the next year, people are so over me. " She has described herself as a "hit and miss artist" and "more of a stylist than a musician. "
Cher's youthful-looking appearance has long been the subject of intense scrutiny, both by the public and the tabloid press. In the late 1990s, the National Enquirer published a series of photographs of Cher taken over a 20-year period, and had a doctor point out various surgical procedures done to her face during the time. The National Enquirer (also commonly known as the Enquirer) is an American supermarket tabloid now published by American The plastic surgeon pointed out evidence of surgical implants and other surgeries, including collagen applied to enhance her lips, facelifts to reduce wrinkles, skin peels to provide "younger"-looking skin, an all over body lift. An implant is a Medical device made to replace and act as a missing biological structure (as compared with a transplant, which indicates transplanted Biomedical Collagen is the main Protein of Connective tissue in Animals and the most abundant protein in Mammals making up about 50% of the whole-body protein A facelift, technically known as a rhytidectomy (literally surgical removal of wrinkles) is a type of cosmetic surgery procedure used to give a more youthful A chemical peel is a Body treatment technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the facial Skin using a chemical solution that causes the skin to blister and Cher has not confirmed any of these diagnoses, except to once famously respond to one interviewer, "all I'll say about that is that getting older really sucks. " Anthony Hopkins said in an interview 'If you have it, flaunt it, and Cher definitely has it!"
Cher has a very large and devoted fan base that has transcended generations. Their devotion is evidenced through the biennial Cher Convention that began in Chicago in 2000 when her song "Believe" reached number one. The event was held in Las Vegas in 2002 and 2004, Los Angeles in 2006, and will be held again in Las Vegas in 2008, August 11th & 12th at Caesars Palace. The convention coincides with the beginning of Cher's second run at Caesars Colosseum beginning August 12th. Events include a Pre-Concert Dance Party and After-Concert Dance Party in the evenings and the convention in the daytime.  All convention proceeds go to the Children's Craniofacial Association, a 501(c)3, in which Cher is the National Spokesperson.
The Cher Expo, a biennial event that began in 2007, brings Cher fans together for a two-night, one-day event. All expo proceeds go to a non-profit charity. The 2009 Cher Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, will benefit "Keep a Child Alive. "
Cher became famous for her many tattoos, long before they were fashionable among women in Hollywood. A tattoo is a permanent marking made by inserting ink into the layers of Skin to change the pigment for decorative or other reasons Among them were a large butterfly and floral design on her buttocks, later imitated by androgynous Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns; a flowing necklace on her left upper arm with three charms hanging on it: an Egyptian ankh, a cross and a heart, a kanji on her right shoulder (Chinese 'li'; Japanese 'chikara'; 力, meaning 'power'); a small cluster of Art Deco crystals on her inner right arm; a black orchid design just above the crease of her right thigh; and a chrysanthemum on her left ankle. Dead or Alive are a British New Wave band from Liverpool that rose to popularity during the 1980s Peter "Pete" Burns (b August 5 1959, Port Sunlight, Wirral, England and now living in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire Egyptian is an Afro-Asiatic language most closely related to the Berber, Semitic, Somali and Beja languages Ankylosis progressive homolog (mouse, also known as ANKH, is a human Gene. are the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system along with Hiragana (ひらがな 平仮名 Katakana Art Deco was a popular international design movement from 1925 until 1939 affecting the decorative arts such as Architecture, Interior design, and Industrial In Materials science, a crystal is a Solid in which the constituent Atoms Molecules or Ions are packed in a regularly ordered repeating Chrysanthemums, often called 'mums' are a genus ( Chrysanthemum) of about 30 species of perennial Flowering plants in the family Asteraceae 
Media reports in recent years have indicated that Cher has since committed to having most of her tattoos removed, and the process has apparently been under way. Some pictures from her most recent concert tour have shown blank skin where some of the smaller tattoos once were. She no longer has a necklace on her left arm or the Japanese symbol on her right arm. Elderly pop culture historian Thomas Caputo actually specializes in Cher tattoos. 
In her early career Cher was a fashion trend-setter, popularizing long straight hair, bell-bottoms and an exposed midriff. Fashion refers to styles of dress (but can also include cuisine literature art architecture and general comportment that are popular in a culture at any given time In the human body the midriff is the section of the body between the Chest and the Waist, i She is noted by fashion designers and television historians as being the first female to ever expose her bellybutton on television (paving the way for Barbara Eden in I Dream Of Jeanie and Victoria's Secret Models alike). She stepped that up a notch in 1987 when she boarded a navy ship in thong and fishnets, earning her the glories of being the first video ever banned by MTV (after the video was banned the video grew to mass popularity, forcing MTV to play the video after hours). Through her television shows she inspired women and pushed the censors with her revealing outfits and creative ensembles, frequently designed by Bob Mackie. Censorship is the suppression of speech or deletion of communicative material which may be considered objectionable harmful or sensitive as determined by a censor She has also inspired a generation of younger singer/actresses who have noted her as being a major influence on them.
In July 1999 Cher ranked 43rd on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll poll and in September 2002 ranked 26th on VH1’s 100 Sexiest Artists.  She has appeared on the cover of People magazine 13 times. People (full name People Weekly) is a weekly American Magazine of Celebrity and human interest stories, published In a recent poll, A&E's Biography Magazine ranked her as the third favorite actress of all time behind two of her Hollywood idols, Katharine Hepburn and Audrey Hepburn. A&E is a cable and Satellite television network with headquarters in Manhattan and offices in Stamford, Atlanta, Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12 1907 – June 29 2003 was an American actress of film television and stage Audrey Hepburn ( &ndash) was an English/Dutch Academy Award - Emmy Award - Tony Award - and Grammy Award -winning film and stage actress
for All in the Family
|Golden Globe Award for Best Television Actress - Comedy/Musical|
for The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
|Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture|
for A Passage to India
|Cannes Film Festival for Best Actress|
for Rosa Luxemburg
for Children of a Lesser God
|Academy Award for Best Actress|
for The Accused
for Crimes of the Heart
|Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy|
for Working Girl
|World Music Award|
Honored with Legend Award
for Ray of Light
|Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording|
for Who Let the Dogs Out?
America: A Tribute to Heroes
|Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special|
for The Farewell Tour
|1965||Wild on the Beach||Herself|
|1982||Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean||Sissy||Nominated - Golden Globe Award|
|1983||Silkwood||Dolly Pelliker||Won Golden Globe Award; Nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress; Nominated - BAFTA Award|
|1985||Mask||Florence 'Rusty' Dennis||Nominated - Golden Globe Award; Won - Cannes Film Award|
|The Witches of Eastwick||Alexandra Medford|
|1987||Moonstruck||Loretta Castorini||Academy Award for Best Actress; Golden Globe Award; nominated for BAFTA Award|
|1999||Tea with Mussolini||Elsa Morganthal Strauss-Armistan|
|2003||Stuck on You||Cher/Honey|
|1968||Where the Girls Are|
|1970||The Sonny & Cher Nitty Gritty Hour||Herself - co-host|
|1971-1974||The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour||Herself/various characters||Nominated - Emmy Award, four times|
|1975-1976||Cher||Herself - host||Nominated - Emmy Award|
|1976-1977||The Sonny and Cher Show||Herself - co-host|
|1978||Cher. Jean Stapleton (born Jeanne Murray on January 19, 1923 in New York City New York) is an American character actress All in the Family is an American Situation comedy that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12 1971 to April 1968: Diahann Carroll, Julia 1971: Mary Tyler Moore, The Mary Tyler Moore Show The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour is a Variety show that ran on CBS in the United States from August 1971 until May 1974 Valerie Harper (born August 22, 1940) is an Emmy Award -winning American actress best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern Rhoda is an American television sitcom starring Valerie Harper. Jessica Phyllis Lange (born April 20 1949) is an American stage and screen actress who among many other accolades has won two Academy Tootsie is a 1982 Comedy film that tells the story of a talented but volatile Actor whose reputation for being difficult forces him to go to The Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance Silkwood is a 1983, Academy Award -nominated film which dramatizes the story of Karen Silkwood, who died in a car accident under suspicious Dame Peggy Ashcroft DBE ( 22 December, 1907 &ndash 14 June, 1991) was an acclaimed Academy Award -winning English A Passage to India is a 1984 adventure - Drama film directed by David Lean, based on the novel of the same name by Dame Helen Mirren, DBE (born 26 July 1945 is an English stage, Film and Television actress. The Best Actress Award ( French: Prix d'interprétation féminine) is an award presented at the Cannes Film Festival. This article is about the 1985 Peter Bogdanovich film For the 1994 comedy starring Jim Carrey see The Mask. Barbara Sukowa (born 2 February 1950 in Bremen, Germany) is a German Theatre and Film actress Rosa Luxemburg (Róża Luksemburg 5 March 1870 or 1871 15 January 1919 was a Polish-born Jewish German Marxist theorist, socialist This is about the actress For the political professional see Mary Matalin. Children of a Lesser God is a 1986 film that tells the story of a speech teacher at a school for Deaf students who falls in love with a deaf woman who Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to Moonstruck is a 1987 Romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison. Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster (born November 19 1962 is a two-time Academy Award, BAFTA, and Golden Globe -award winning American The Accused is a 1988 Drama film starring Jodie Foster and Kelly McGillis, directed by Jonathan Kaplan. Mary Elizabeth "Sissy" Spacek (born December 25, 1949) is an Academy Award &ndashwinning American Actress and singer Crimes of the Heart is a Pulitzer Prize -winning play by Beth Henley. The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in Moonstruck is a 1987 Romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison. Melanie Griffith (born August 9, 1957) is an Academy Award nominated Golden Globe winning American Film actress Working Girl tells the story of a Staten Island -raised Secretary, Tess McGill working in the Mergers and acquisitions department of a The World Music Awards (founded in 1989 is an international awards show that annually honors Recording artists based on their worldwide sales figures which are provided by the Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29 1958 is an American musician entertainer and businessman Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16 1958 known as Madonna, is an American " Ray of Light " is the second single by American Singer Madonna from her 1998 album of the same name, and is based on Curtiss The Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording has been awarded since 1998 " Believe " is a Grammy Award winning global number one Multi-Platinum Dance Song which served as the world-wide lead single for American singer Baha Men is the name of a pop group from The Bahamas that plays a modernized style of Bahamian Folk music called Junkanoo. " Who Let the Dogs Out? " is a song written and originally recorded by Anslem Douglas for Trinidad and Tobago 's Carnival season of 1998 America A Tribute to Heroes was a Benefit concert organized by actor George Clooney and broadcast The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held on September 21, 2003. The Living Proof Tour, more famously known as The Farewell Tour, after a while known as The Never Can Say Goodbye Tour, was Cher ’s final career Concert This is a discography for American pop, rock and dance entertainer Cher, as a solo artist Good Times is a American sitcom that originally aired from February 8, 1974, until August 1, 1979, on the Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean is a 1981 play and later 1982 film written by Ed Graczyk; the stage and screen versions were both directed The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner Silkwood is a 1983, Academy Award -nominated film which dramatizes the story of Karen Silkwood, who died in a car accident under suspicious The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA is a British charity that hosts annual awards shows for film television television craft video games and forms of animation This article is about the 1985 Peter Bogdanovich film For the 1994 comedy starring Jim Carrey see The Mask. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner Suspect is a 1987 crime thriller/courtroom drama starring Cher as Kathleen Riley Dennis Quaid as Eddie Sanger and Liam Neeson The Witches of Eastwick is a 1987 feature film based on the novel of the same title by John Updike. Moonstruck is a 1987 Romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison. Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA is a British charity that hosts annual awards shows for film television television craft video games and forms of animation Mermaids is a 1990 comedy - Drama film directed by Richard Benjamin and starring Cher, Bob Hoskins, The Player is a 1992 Film that tells the story of Griffin Mill ( Tim Robbins) a Hollywood studio executive who is being Prêt-à-Porter (English Ready to Wear) is a 1994 satirical Black comedy written directed and produced by Robert Altman Faithful is a Comedy film released in 1996 about a wife her husband and a Hit man. Tea with Mussolini ( 1999) is a semi-autobiographical Film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Stuck On You is a 2003 Comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear. Where the Girls Are was a music and comedy special that aired on NBC in 1968 The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour is a Variety show that ran on CBS in the United States from August 1971 until May 1974 The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour is a Variety show that ran on CBS in the United States from August 1971 until May 1974 . . Special||Herself|
|1979||Cher. . . and Other Fantasies||Herself|
|1990||Cher. . . at the Mirage||Herself|
|1996||If These Walls Could Talk (1996)||Dr. For the episode of The Outer Limits see If These Walls Could Talk (The Outer Limits. Beth Thompson (segment "1996")||also director; Nominated - Golden Globe|
|1998||Sonny & Me: Cher Remembers||Herself|
|1999||VH1 Divas Live 2||Performer|
|Cher: Live in Concert from Las Vegas||Herself||Nominated - Emmy Award|
|2000||Will & Grace||Herself||episode - "Gypsies, Tramps and Weed"|
|2002||VH1 Divas Las Vegas||Herself/performer|
|Will & Grace||Herself (as God)||episode - "A. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert The first concert VH1 Divas Live was created to support the station's In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert The first concert VH1 Divas Live was created to support the station's I. : Artificial Insemination"|
|2003||Cher: The Farewell Tour||Herself||Emmy Award|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||LaPierre, Cherilyn Sarkisian|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||singer, actress, songwriter, author, entertainer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||20 May 1946|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||El Centro, California, USA|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|