Profile of the Day: Cher

Posted May 20, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment

Happy birthday, Cher! Today the music legend turns 73.

Profile of the Day: Cher

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Cher was born Cherilyn Sarkisian in El Centro, California on May 20, 1946 to John Sarkisian and Georgia Holt. From a young age, Cher knew she wanted to become famous. At 16, she dropped out of school and moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.

Cher first rose to fame as part of a music duo alongside her husband, Sonny Bono. The pair is remembered for their biggest hit, “I Got You Babe,” and their highly popular variety show, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour. The couple divorced in 1975.

After branching out on her own, Cher’s recording career and acting career continued to flourish. She has received two Academy Award nominations, winning one for Best Actress in 1988 for the film, Moonstruck. With a career that has spanned over 6 decades, Cher has established herself as one of the best-selling recording artists in history.

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