Profile of the Day: Cher

Posted May 20, 2022 by Amanda | No Comment

Happy birthday to Cher! Today the music legend turns 76.

Image: Cher / Nationaal Archief, Wikimedia Commons

Cher was born Cherilyn Sarkisian in El Centro, California on May 20, 1946. Her father, John Sarkisian, was truck driver, and her mother, Georgia Holt, was a former model and actress. When she was ten months old, her parents divorced.

In the 1960s, Cher rose to stardom as part of a singing act with her husband, Sonny Bono. The duo was best known for the hit song “I Got You Babe” and their immensely popular variety show The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour. After the couple divorced, Cher embarked on a solo career, producing more chart toppers such as “If I Could Turn Back Time” and “Believe.” She even turned to acting and starred in the film Moonstruck, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

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