Cher

Biography

Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian, 20.5.1946)
Cher is an American pop singer and actress. She rose to fame in the 1960s' husband and wife duo, Sonny and Cher.

Cher: Net Worth
In 2013, Celebrity Net Worth claimed that Cher had a net worth of 305 million USD.

Cher: Childhood
Cher was born and raised in California, to John Sarkisian (an Armenian truck driver) and Georgia Holt (an actress and model of German, British and Cherokee heritage).
Cher was raised mainly by her mother, as her parents divorced when she was a young child. Her mother remarried, to banker Gilbert La Piere, Cher's adoptive father.
Cher left Fresno High School aged 16. During her high school years, she is known to have had a relationship with Warren Beatty.

Cher: Career
Through meeting her future husband Sonny, who worked for Phil Spector, Cher began work as a session singer, working for artists such as The Righteous Brothers, The Crystals and The Ronettes.
Cher's debut solo record was released under the name Bonni Jo Mason. 'Ringo I Love You' failed to make an impression, as did 'Dream Baby', released under the name 'Cherilyn'.
Sonny and Cher's first single as a duo was released as Caesar and Cleo(patra). However, success eluded the pair until they released Look at Us in 1965, which contained the hit single 'I Got You Babe'. Cher was 19 at the time and Sonny was 30.
Cher's first solo album, All I Really Want To Do, was also released in 1965. The title track; a cover of a Bob Dylan track, reached 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. This was followed by a string of successful solo albums, including The Sonny Side of Cher and Backstage, with varying success. Her biggest hit of the era was 'Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)', written by Sony Bono. The song was covered by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Cliff Richard.
Though the publicity waned, the pair soon found success on TV variety shows such as Sonny and Cher Nitty Gritty Hour. Capitalising on the success, Cher had her first number one solo hit with 'Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves' in 1971.
Cher's career took a critical downturn in the 1970s but returned to her prime for the TV show Cher.Special. The disco album, Take Me Home was certified gold and her album Prisoner, sparked arguments among women's rights groups for the cover image of the singer nearly naked and wrapped in chains.
The 1987 comeback album, Cher, featured contributions from the likes of Jon Bon Jovi, Michael Bolton and Richie Sambora. They returned to appear on its 1989 follow-up, Heart of Stone, which featured the international hit, 'If I Could Turn Back Time.' She completed her contractual obligations to Geffen in 1991 with Love Hurts, which spawned the hits ''The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)' and 'Love And Understanding'.
In 1998, Cher released the Grammy Award-winning album, Believe. An album of contemporary, upbeat dance tracks, it hit number one in nearly every country in which it was released and has sold over 20 million copies across the globe. The title track became Cher's biggest single hit to date.
The follow-up album, Believe: Living Proof failed to make the same impact on the charts. In June 2002, she announced her final tour, Living Proof: The Farewell Tour. She did, however, maintain that she would continue to record and release tracks.
She went on to secure 200 shows over three years at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, at which she debuted in May 2008. Her guest performers will include Bette Midler and Elton John. In 2012, it was announced that a Broadway musical about her life was in development. In 2014, she confirmed that the project was ongoing and she had recently read a redraft of the script.
Cher has starred in a number of successful movies, including Silkwood, alongside Kurt Russell and Meryl Streep, which won her an Oscar Nomination and a Golden Globe Award. She also appeared in Mask, The Witches of Eastwick and Mermaids, with Christina Ricci, Winona Ryder and Bob Hoskins.

Cher: Personal Life
Following Cher's rocky relationship with Sonny Bono, Cher admitted having a brief fling with Elvis Presley, before marrying Gregg Allman. She has also been romantically linked with David Geffen and Gene Simmons, as well as Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer and Richie Sambora.
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Cher Cancels American Tour Dates Due To Viral Infection

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In perhaps the most audacious and downright ridiculous move the music business has witnessed in the last few years, singer Robin Thicke has announced his new album will carry the title of Paula, which by...

Most Unlikely Collaboration Of 2014? Cher on Wu-Tang's "Secret Album"

8th May 2014 -

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Cher has officially confirmed her guest appearance on Wu-Tang Clan’s upcoming album. According to Forbes, Cher will lend her iconic voice to two tracks on Wu-Tang’s upcoming “secret album,” The Wu – Once Upon A...

Pharrell Williams Replacing Cee Lo Green As Coach On 'The Voice'

1st April 2014 -

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Pharrell Williams is to replace The Voice's outgoing coach, Cee Lo Green, who recently announced that he's be stepping away from NBC's talent contest to focus on his own musical career. Williams, who served as...

Cher's Son & 'Desperate Housewives' Star Both Reveal Drug Addiction In Wake Of PSH's Death

6th February 2014 -

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In the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman's probably heroin related death, now is not the time to reveal how heroin "kind of saved" you. Or it is if you're Cher's son, Elijah Blue Allman.Cher's son,...

Elijah Blue Allman (Cher's Kid) Opens Up On Drugs, Started Using Aged 11

5th February 2014 -

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Cher and Greg Allman's son, the musician and artist Elijah Blue Allman, has opened up about his battle with drug addiction, which he says began when he was only 11 years old. The 37-year-old was...

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24th December 2013 -

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Britney Spears starred in her own fly-on-the-wall documentary I Am Britney Jean for E! over the weekend, in a feature-length outing that allowed fans to see the singer as she prepares for her upcoming residency...

'Dancing With The Stars' Week 8 Round-Up - Who Was Eliminated?

5th November 2013 -

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Cher was, by far, the biggest star on Dancing With the Stars last night (4th November). The singer was a guest judge on the show and performed, with a miraculous change of costume three times.Cher...

Cher Will Appear As Guest Judge On Next Week's 'DWTS'

29th October 2013 -

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Cher will appear on next week's (4 Nov.) edition of Dancing With the Stars, not just to perform some of her new material and try and shift some extra units of her recently released album,...

First "X Factor" Live Results: Sharon Osbourne's Team Suffers And Cher Appearance Confuses Young Fans

14th October 2013 -

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Last night marked the first live results of The X Factor – and boy, were there some surprises. The biggest event of the night wasn’t even related to Lorna Simpson getting voted off though. Oops,...

Cher Returns For Paparazzi Photos Despite Having Already Got Into Her Car As She Leaves 'Letterman'

27th September 2013 -

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Pop superstar Cher waves and smiles at paparazzi as she escorted out of 'The Late Show with David Letterman' studio in New York to her awaiting car. However, photographers yell that they need a 'clean...

Cher Announces 'Dressed To Kill' Tour Of North America

23rd September 2013 -

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fCher appeared on NBC's Today on Monday (23 Sept.) morning with news of some big plans; a full tour of North America. The iconic entertainer told hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie that she will...

Cher Takes Back Her Criticism Of Miley Cyrus: "She's Pushing The Envelope" & "She's Talented"

19th September 2013 -

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Cher was forced into defending herself after her recent comments to E! News that she isn't exactly the biggest Miley Cyrus fan in the world, especially after her twerkerific performance at the MTV VMAs last...

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15th August 2013 -

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Lady Gaga has released a promotional video for her prematurely released single 'Applause'. In true Gaga style the video shows the 27-year-old pop sensation sitting naked in a room, wearing a transparent visor. Although she...

Amanda Bynes Appears In Court Over Bong Throwing Incident: Wearing Blue Wig And Sweatpants?

10th July 2013 -

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Amanda Bynes was seen attending Manhattan Criminal Court yesterday (9th July). The former child-actor is allegedly being charged with reckless endangerment, tampering with physical evidence and possession of marijuana according toNY Daily News. It appears...

Cher Bops Along To Her Biggest Hits And Makes A Touching Speech At New York's Marquee Club

1st July 2013 -

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Cher attends the Catwalk party at Marquee club in New York where she is showcasing her newest single 'Woman's World'. She is seen clapping and dancing to some of her biggest hits including 'I Still...

Stripy Cher Gets Swamped By Fans On Arriving At 'Watch What Happens Live'

1st July 2013 -

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Cher is swamped by fans and paparazzi as she arrives for Andy Cohen's 'Watch What Happens Live' in New York City. She attempts to steer them out of the way herself before signing a couple...

Cher Struggles To Leave A New York Club Through A Tight Throng Of Eager Fans

1st July 2013 -

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Cher is closely escorted to her limousine as she attempts to leave the Marquee club on 10th Avenue in New York City. She is surrounded by fans and the crowd is so big that it...

Cher Plays Her Song 'Woman's World' Before Leaving The Marquee club - Part 2

1st July 2013 -

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Cher attends the Catwalk party at Marquee club in New York where she is showcasing her brand new single 'Woman's World'. While the song plays, a group of buff, leather-clad, gay dancers perform a routine....

Cher On Her Long Awaited Return To The Stage - "I'm A Chicken"

19th June 2013 -

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Considering she’s one of the foremost fashion and music icons in the world, we doubt very much that Cher is, as she describes herself, “a chicken”. But, talking to The Hollywood Reporter, the 67-year-old admitted...

Cher Confirmed For Guest Spot On The Voice Season Finale

11th June 2013 -

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Cher will make her return to music during the final episode of this season's The Voice, which is due to air on June 18, with the singing legend due to perform her brand new single...

Beloved Singer and Songwriter Alan O’Day Dies at 72

20th May 2013 -

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The popular singer and songwriter Alan O’Day has passed away aged 72 on Friday after an unsuccessful battle with cancer, his record label has confirmed. O’Day was well-respected in his field for the sheer breadth...

Ellen DeGeneres Poked Fun At Cher Ahead Of Singer's Visit To The Show

2nd May 2013 -

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Cher stopped by Ellen yesterday to have for a chat about her life, her career and her son Chaz. Not before a quick outfit change for Ellen though, as it turned out she and Cher...

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23rd October 2012 -

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I was glad to see Cher support Hillary Clinton for President.DEMOCRATIC MOTTO IS COUNT EVERY VOTECongradulations Hillary-America Knows You WON.How did Barack Obama "win" 68% to 32% in the Democratic Party Run and Paid for Caucus States(check how he "won" Votes and Delegates in Michigan)IRREFUTABLE FACT: After all the 2008 Presidential Primary Votes were counted and Certified, not only did Hillary Clinton receive more Votes than her rival Barack Obama, she has received more Votes than any other Presidential Primary candidate in History.

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CAN YOU READOR DID YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH READING

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