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Cher

Cher at the 72nd Annual Academy Awards, 2000
Background information
Birth name Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPiere
Also known as Cher
Born May 20, 1946 (1946-05-20) (age 62)
El Centro, California, US
Origin Los Angeles, California, US
Genre(s) Pop, dance, disco, folk, pop rock
Instrument(s) Singing
Voice type(s) Contralto
Years active 1964- present
Label(s) Imperial (1965-1968),
Atco (1965-1968),
Atlantic (1969),
MCA (1971-1974),
Warner Bros. (1975-1977),
Casablanca (1978-1980),
Columbia (1982),
Geffen (1987-1992),
Warner Bros. (UK) (1995-2003),
Warner Bros. (US) (2003-Present)
Website [3]

Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPiere; May 20, 1946)[1] is an American pop singer-songwriter, actress and record producer. Among her career accomplishments in music, television and film, she has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award and three Golden Globe Awards among others. Cher can be: Cher, a famous actress and singer once partnered with Sonny Bono. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... El Centro is the county seat of Imperial County, California, United States. ... This article is about the U.S state. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article is about the U.S state. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing. ... This article is about the music genre. ... Folk song redirects here. ... For other uses, see Pop rock (disambiguation). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... Voice type, often called Fach (pl. ... In music, an alto is a singer with a vocal range somewhere between a tenor and a soprano. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... This article is about the Imperial Records label currently owned by EMI. For the previous record labels called Imperial Records, see Imperial Records (1900) and Imperial Records (1920). ... Atco Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, currently operating through WMGs Rhino Entertainment. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc. ... Warner Bros. ... This article is about Casablanca, the record label. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... 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 and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An Emmy Award. ... The Golden Globe Award 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. She subsequently established herself as a solo recording artist, a television star in the 1970's and a film actress in the 1980's. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH ... Sonny & Cher were an American pop music duo, made up of husband and wife team Sonny Bono and Cher in the 1960s and 1970s. ...


Since her beginnings, Cher has established herself as a true artist becoming the second best selling female artist worldwide behind Madonna. Her smash hit single, "Believe" (1998), is the third biggest-selling single released by a female musician worldwide [2], the biggest-selling ever for Warner Bros. Records and the biggest-selling dance song, having sold over 10 million copies worldwide [3]. Guinness World Records list her as the only female recording artist to have Top 10 hits in every decade of her career and the oldest female artist to reach number one.[citation needed] With a career lasting over 40 years and showing no signs of abating, Cher is an enduring pop culture icon and one of the most popular and biggest-selling artists in music history,[4] having sold 275 million records worldwide (includes the ones with Sonny Bono).[5][6][7] She is currently performing at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with her show "Cher at the Colosseum". Believe is a Grammy Award winning US #1, Multi-Platinum Dance Song which served as the world-wide lead single for American singer Chers twenty-third studio album Believe. ... Warner Bros. ... Guinness World Records 2008 edition. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This is a non-definitive list of best selling recording artists, embracing worldwide single and album sales. ... Salvatore Phillip Sonny Bono (February 16, 1935) – January 5, 1998) was an American record producer, singer, actor, and politician whose career spanned over three decades. ... Caesars Palace is a luxury hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, an unincorporated township in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ...

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Early life

Cher was born in El Centro, California, on May 20, 1946, at 7:25 a.m. Her father, John Sarkisian, was an Armenian refugee who worked as a truck driver.[8] Her mother, Georgia Holt (born Jackie Jean Crouch[9]), born in Sharp County, Arkansas, June 20, 1927, an aspiring actress and occasional model, is of Cherokee, British and German descent.[10][11] 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.[8] 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.[12] Due to severe, undiagnosed dyslexia, she left Fresno High School at the age of 16.[13] In those years Cher had a relationship with very successful actor Warren Beatty.[14] El Centro is the county seat of Imperial County, California, United States. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Sarkisian is an actor, and appeared in a small number of films and television shows. ... // There are two major types of truck drivers: Owner operators are individuals that own the trucks they drive and can either lease their trucks by contract with a trucking company to haul freight for that company using their trucks or haul loads for a number of companies and is self... Née redirects here. ... Sharp County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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 poses or displays for purposes of art, fashion, or other products and advertising. ... This page contains special characters. ... For other uses, see Bank (disambiguation). ... This article is about developmental dyslexia. ... Henry Warren Beatty (born March 30, 1937), better known as Warren Beatty, is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American actor, producer, screenwriter, and director. ...


Career

1962-1964: Early career

The much older Sonny (he was 11 years her senior) was working for record producer Phil Spector at Gold Star Studios in Hollywood.[14] 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". 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).[14] 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 and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Harvey Philip Spector (born December 26, 1939) is an American musician, songwriter and record producer. ... Gold Star Studios was a major independent recording studio located in Los Angeles, California. ... ... The Righteous Brothers The Righteous Brothers were the musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. ... Youve Lost That Lovin Feelin is a 1965 No. ... Darlene Love (born Darlene Wright, 26 July 1941, Los Angeles, California) is an American popular music singer. ... The Crystals were one of the most successful girl groups of the 1960s. ... Da Doo Ron Ron was a 1963 hit single by The Crystals produced by Phil Spector in his Wall of Sound style. ... The Ronettes first album The Ronettes were a girl group of the 1960s from New York City, best known for their work with producer Phil Spector. ... This article is about the 1963 song. ...


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.[14] 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)."[15] They received little attention, despite releasing the single "The Letter" in late 1964 which featured the B-side "Baby Don't Go".[15] Song by Sonny and Cher Charts Categories: | ...


1965-1967: Career development

Main article: Sonny & Cher

Prior to being known as Sonny and Cher, the duo released an album under the name of "Caesar and Cleo". 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. Cher was 19 years old, Sonny 30. A re-released "Baby Don't Go", peaked at number eight. Sonny & Cher were an American pop music duo, made up of husband and wife team Sonny Bono and Cher in the 1960s and 1970s. ... I Got You Babe is a 1965 number-one hit single by American rock music duo Sonny & Cher. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


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. Sonny and Cher charted a total of eleven Billboard Top 40 hits between 1965 and 1972, including six Top 10 hits. Song by Sonny and Cher Charts Categories: | ... What Now My Love is a popular song. ... For other uses, see Little Man. ... The Beat Goes On is a song that Sonny & Cher released in 1967 on their album In Case Youre in Love. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ...


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. 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!. The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by former entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. ... Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand American Bandstand was a long-running dance music television show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989. ... Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart television programme, made and broadcast by the BBC. It was originally shown each week, mostly on BBC One, from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006. ... Guest host Petula Clark introducing her new single, Round Every Corner, on the October 25, 1965 broadcast Hullabaloo was a musical variety series that ran on NBC from January 12, 1965 through August 29, 1966. ... For the record label, see Beat Club Records Der Beat-Club was a German music programme that ran from September 1965 to December 1972. ... Ready Steady Go! or simply RSG! was one of the UKs first rock/pop music TV programmes. ... Shindig! was the name of a music variety show which was aired every week on the American 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. 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, eccentric gowns, incorporated "hippie" attire and elaborate costumes into live shows. For other uses, see Stage fright (disambiguation). ... Bell bottoms are trousers that become more wide from the knees downwards. ... For the British TV show, see Hippies (TV series). ...


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. 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. All I Really Want to Do was Chers 1965 début album. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... All I Really want to Do was Chers debut. ...


In 1966 Cher released her second solo album on the Imperial Records label, The Sonny Side of Cher. It peaked at number 26 in the U.S. charts, and number 11 in the UK chart. 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). 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. Also in 1966, she released another album, Cher; The album itself was not as successful as its two predecessors. However, it did manage to provide the European top ten hit "Sunny". This article is about the Imperial Records label currently owned by EMI. For the previous record labels called Imperial Records, see Imperial Records (1900) and Imperial Records (1920). ... The Sonny Side of Cher is the second studio album released by singer Cher. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... Where Do You Go is the name of a song by written by Sonny Bono. ... Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) is the name of a song written by Sonny Bono. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... Nancy Sandra Sinatra (born June 8, 1940, in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American singer and actress. ... Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger 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 of the 1960s. ... Terry Reid (born 13 November 1949, Huntingdon, England) is a rock singer and guitarist noted for his soulful voice in the same vein as contemporaries Paul Rodgers and Rod Stewart. ... Cher is the third studio album, released by singer Cher. ... 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.[16] Cher continued to establish herself as a solo artist and released the album Backstage. The album was a flop. 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, producer and screenwriter best known for directing The Exorcist and The French Connection in the early 1970s. ... Do you mean: George Sanders (1906-1972), the British actor George Sanders, who was awarded the Victoria Cross on the first day of the Battle of the Somme This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Backstage is the fourth studio album, released by singer Cher. ...


1968-1969: Career woes

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. 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. That film (directed by first and only-time director Alessio De Paulo) was also a commercial failure.[16] Chastity Bono (born March 4, 1969) is an American LGBT rights advocate, writer, actress, and former musician. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ...


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.


1970-1974: TV and musical stardom

Cher in the music video for "Gypsys, tramps and thieves".

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. Image File history File links Cher_in_gypsys_tramps_and_thieves. ... Image File history File links Cher_in_gypsys_tramps_and_thieves. ... For other uses, see Slapstick (disambiguation). ... A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... ...


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.[17] The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour debuted in 1971 as a summer replacement series.[17] The show returned to prime time later that year and was an immediate hit, quickly reaching the Top 10.[17] The show received 15 Emmy Award nominations during its run, winning one for direction. This article is about the broadcast network. ... Silverman, Time, 1977 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 & Cher Comedy Hour was a variety show which ran on CBS from August 1971 until May 1974. ...


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 in San Antonio, Texas) is an Emmy Award-winning actress, comedian, singer, dancer, and writer. ... George Burns[1], born Nathan Birnbaum (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996), was an American comedian and actor. ... For the town in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, see Glen Campbell, Pennsylvania. ... For other persons named Dick Clark, see Dick Clark (disambiguation). ... For other persons named Tony Curtis, see Tony Curtis (disambiguation). ... Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Bobby Cassotto, May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was one of the most popular American big band performers and rock and roll teen idols of the late 1950s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ferrah Leni Fawcett (born February 2, 1947) is an American actress. ... Mervyn Edward Merv Griffin, Jr. ... The cover to the Jackson 5s first LP, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, released on Motown Records in 1969. ... Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935), also known by the nickname The Killer, is an American rock and roll and country music singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Wladziu Valentino Liberace (May 16, 1919 – February 4, 1987), better known by only his last name Liberace (pronounced [ËŒlɪbəˈrɑːtʃi]), was an American entertainer. ... For other uses, see Steve Martin (disambiguation). ... Reagan redirects here. ... Burton Leon Reynolds, Jr. ... Lynn Anderson (b. ... The Righteous Brothers 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 often associated with the Brill Building. ... Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore February 29, 1916 - February 24, 1994) was an American singer, actress and television personality. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Supremes (disambiguation). ... Jo Raquel Tejada (born September 5, 1940), best known by her stage name Raquel Welch, is an American actress who reached fame 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 company 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 rock and roll duo comprised of Sonny Bono and Cher. ... Song by Sonny and Cher Charts Categories: | | ...


Now 25, Cher continued to establish herself as a solo recording artist, enlisting the help of hit producer Snuff Garrett. Her first solo number-one hit was "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" (1971). 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. Another single from the album, "The Way of Love (1972)" peaked at #7 in February 1972. Snuff Garrett (born Thomas Garrett in 1938, in Dallas, Texas) was a record producer whose most famous work was during the 1960s and 1970s. ... Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves is a song recorded by Cher. ... Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves is the best selling album by singer, actress, comedian and talk show host Cher. ... The Way of Love is a song written by Jack 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. In 1974 Cher had her third #1 solo hit with "Dark Lady" (1974), also from the album of the same name. Cher's first Greatest Hits album was released in 1974. Half-Breed is a Cher song that describes the troubles of a half-Cherokee child, which include ridicule by both her tribe and caucasians. ... Half Breed was Chers second highly successful album of the seventies. ... Dark Lady is also the title of a 1974 number one pop hit by Cher which falls into the story song category. ... Dark Lady was Chers third highly successful album of the seventies. ... Greatest Hits is Chers fourth American greatest hits album. ...


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). 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. is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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.[17]


1975-1979: Solo career and misses

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.[17] Cloris Leachman and Jack Albertson both won Emmy Awards for their appearances as guest stars a few weeks later,[17] and the series received four additional Emmy nominations that year. Other guests included Pat Boone, David Bowie, Ray Charles, Dion, Patti Labelle, Cheryl Ladd, Wayne Newton, Linda Ronstadt, Lily Tomlin and Frankie Valli. The variety series' debut season ranked 22nd in the year-end Nielsen ratings. is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Clerow Flip Wilson (December 8, 1933 – November 25, 1998) was an African-American comedian and actor. ... Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, actress and comedienne, also known to her fans as The Divine Miss M. She is named after the actress Bette Davis although Davis pronounced her first name in two syllables, and Midler uses one. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926) is an Academy Award-, nine-time Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning American actress of stage, film and television. ... Jonathan George Jack Albertson (June 16, 1907 – November 25, 1981) was an Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning American character actor, dating back to vaudeville. ... Charles Eugene Patrick Pat Boone (born June 1, 1934) is a singer whose smooth style made him a popular performer of the 1950s. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... For Ray Charles, the composer and conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, see Ray Charles (composer). ... Dion DiMucci (born Dion Francis DiMucci, 18 July 1939), better known as Dion, is an American singer-songwriter, now widely recognized as one of the top singers of his era, blending the best elements of doo-wop, pop, and R&B styles. ... Patti LaBelle (born May 24, 1944) is an American R&B, soul singer and songwriter. ... Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor (born July 12, 1951) is an American singer, author and actress, perhaps best known for her role as Kris Munroe in the 1970s television series Charlies Angels. ... Carson Wayne Newton (born April 3, 1942, in Norfolk, Virginia) is an American singer and entertainer based in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American popular vocalist and entertainer who has earned multiple Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, numerous certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums, and Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations. ... Lily Tomlin (born Mary Jean Tomlin on September 1, 1939), is an Academy Award-nominated American actress and comedian. ... Frankie Valli (born May 3, 1934 or 1937[2]) is best known as the falsetto-voiced lead singer of The Four Seasons, a music act of the 1960s, which continues to perform. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ...


A good deal of press was generated throughout 1975 regarding Cher's exposed navel, and the daring ensembles created by famed designer Bob Mackie.[17] 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. Robert Gordon Mackie (b. ...


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. They had one son, Elijah Blue Allman born July 10, 1976. 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". This project was not considered a critical or commercial success. They were divorced by 1977. is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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 rock and blues singer, keyboardist, guitarist, and songwriter, best known as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band. ... The original Allman Brothers Band The Allman Brothers Band is a pioneering and innovative Southern rock group from Macon, Georgia originally popular in the 1970s, described by Rolling Stones George Kimball in 1971 as the best . ... Elijah Blue Allman, also known by his stage name Phillips Exeter Blue I, was born July 10, 1976. ... is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Two the Hard Way was a 1977 album by Gregg Allman and Cher, billed in un-politically correct fashion as Allman and Woman. ... William Smokey Robinson, Jr. ... Youve Really Got a Hold on Me is a 1962 hit single by The Miracles for the Tamla (Motown) label. ...


From 1975 to 1978 Cher released a series of unsuccessful albums: Stars, I'd Rather Believe in You and Cherished. Stars was released in 1975 by Warner Bros. ... Id Rather Believe in You is the 13th studio album, released by singer Cher. ... Cherished is the 14th studio album, released by singer Cher. ...


On February 2, 1976 The Sonny and Cher Show debuted with a Top 10 rating and high expectations.[17] 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. However, ratings soon fell, and the show was cancelled after its second season.[17] is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Francis Thomas Avallone (born September 18, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American actor and teen idol in the 1950s and early 1960s. ... Other people with this name: Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Mehemet Ali (Turkey) Muhammad Ali-Haj (born January 17, 1942 as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. ... Raymond William Stacey Burr (May 21, 1917 – September 12, 1993) was an Emmy-nominated actor and vintner, perhaps best known for his roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside. ... Ruth Buzzi (July 24, 1936—) is an American actress and comedienne of theatre, film, and television. ... María del Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza de Rasten (born March 13, 1951; disputed year 1941) better known in the Latin and Hollywood show business as Charo, is a singer, dancer, comedienne, actress and classical guitar player. ... Barbara Eden (born August 23, 1934 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American film and television actress and singer who is best known for her starring role in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. ... Ferrah Leni Fawcett (born February 2, 1947) is an American actress. ... Teri Garr (born December 11, 1949 in Lakewood, Ohio) is a United States actress. ... Bob Hope, KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was an English-Born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel, well known for his good natured humor and career longevity. ... Jesse Donald Knotts (July 21, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American comedic actor best known for his portrayal of Barney Fife on the 1960s television sitcom The Andy Griffith Show (a role which earned him five Emmy Awards), and as landlord Ralph Furley on the television sitcom Three’s... For other persons named Jerry Lewis, see Jerry Lewis (disambiguation). ... Image:Tony Orlando main. ... The Osmonds are an American family pop group who achieved enormous worldwide success as teenage music idols in the 1970s. ... For other persons named Debbie Reynolds, see Deborah Reynolds (disambiguation). ... The Smothers Brothers are an American music-and-comedy team, formed by real-life brothers Tom Smothers (born 1937) and Dick Smothers (born 1939). ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... This article is about the English supermodel. ... Betty White (born January 17, 1922) is an Emmy Award-winning American film and television actress with a career spanning sixty years, sometimes referred to as The First Lady of Television and Americas Sweetheart. ...


Their overall television success, though brief, was unique because variety programming in general was no longer attracting viewers, other than The Carol Burnett Show.[17] The original cast in 1967. ...


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. 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. Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy Award-winning country music singer/songwriter, author, actress and philanthropist. ... For other uses, see West Side Story (disambiguation). ...


In 1979 she legally changed her name to Cher, with no surname or middle name.[1] 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".[18] 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). 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. 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. This album produced the minor hit single Hell on Wheels (#59, 1979); the tune was also featured in the film "Roller Boogie". This article is about Casablanca, the record label. ... Take Me Home is the name of a song written by producers Bob Esty and Michele Aller. ... Take Me Home was an album by Cher, released in 1979 and one of two records Cher recorded for Casablanca Records (the other being Prisoner). ... For other uses, see Viking (disambiguation). ... The phrase Hell on Wheels was originally used to describe the itinerant collection of flimsily assembled gambling houses, dance halls, saloons, and brothels that followed the army of Union Pacific railroad workers westward as they constructed the American transcontinental railroad in the 1860s. ...


1980-1987: Film stardom and musical breakout

In 1980 Cher penned her last disco song for the film Foxes, called "Bad Love." The song can be found on the international version of The Very Best of Cher. 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. The album failed to sell, despite an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and the band broke up the following year. Foxes is a 1980 English-language drama film directed by Adrian Lyne and written by Gerald Ayres. ... The Very Best of Cher is a 2003 compilation album by Cher, released by Warner Bros. ... Black Rose was an album released on Casablanca Records in 1980 by a group consisting of Cher (vocals), Les Dudek (guitar, backing vocals), Gary Ferguson (drums), Michael Finnigan (keyboard, backing vocals), Warren Hamm (backing vocals), Ron Rocket Ritchotte (guitars, backing vocals) and Trey Thompson (bass). ... Les Dudek Biography Les Dudek was born August 2, 1957 on a naval base in Rhode Island to Harold and Alma Dudek. ... Black Rose was an album released on Casablanca Records in 1980 by a group consisting of Cher (vocals), Les Dudek (guitar, backing vocals), Gary Ferguson (drums), Michael Finnigan (keyboard, backing vocals), Warren Hamm (backing vocals), Ron Rocket Ritchotte (guitars, backing vocals) and Trey Thompson (bass). ... The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was a late-night talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise from 1962 to 1992. ...


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. In 1982 Cher released I Paralyze, promoting it on American Bandstand and The Tonight Show, but critics panned the album and sales were disappointing. This article is about the singer. ... Dead Ringer is a 1981 album by Meat Loaf. ... I Paralyze is a Cher album released in 1982 and produced by John Farrar. ...


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. Her performance was critically praised, and she was later cast in the film version, which was directed by acclaimed Hollywood director Robert Altman. She was next cast alongside Meryl Streep and Kurt Russell in the critically hailed drama Silkwood (1983) in which her character was a lesbian. She received her first Academy Award nomination, as Best Supporting Actress. She later won the Golden Globe Award as Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for her performance. Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean is a play by Ed Graczyk, and its film version, directed by Robert Altman, and starring Sandy Dennis, Cher, Mark Patton (his first film role), Karen Black, Sudie Bond and Kathy Bates. ... For other persons named Robert Altman, see Robert Altman (disambiguation). ... Mary Louise Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949) is a two-time Academy Award, Cannes Best Actress, Berlin Best Actress winning American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. ... Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor. ... Silkwood is a 1983, Oscar-nominated film which dramatizes the story of Karen Silkwood, who died under suspicious circumstances while investigating alleged wrongdoing at the Kerr-McGee plutonium plant where she worked. ... Best Supporting Actor or Best Supporting Actress is an accolade given by a group of film or theatre professionals in recognition of the work of supporting and character actors. ...


Cher's next film was a starring role in the acclaimed Mask (1985), directed by Peter Bogdanovich. 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. For her role as a mother of a severely disfigured boy, Cher won the Best Actress prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Mask is a 1985 film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and starring Cher and Eric Stoltz. ... Peter Bogdanovich Serbian Cyrillic Петар Богдановић (born July 30, 1939) is a Serbian-American film director, writer and actor. ... Eric Cameron Stoltz (born September 30, 1961) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ... Laura Elizabeth Dern-Harper (born February 10, 1967) is an American actress. ... Estelle Getty (born Estelle Scher on July 25, 1923 in New York City) is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actress (theatre and screen). ... Samuel Pack Elliott (born August 9, 1944) is an American film and television actor. ... The Best Actress Award (French: Prix dinterprétation féminine) is an award presented at the Cannes Film Festival. ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ...


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. For Moonstruck, directed by Norman Jewison, she won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Actress. 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. 1987 Suspence Movie starring Cher as the Defence attorney of deaf mute, Liam Neeson, accussed of murder. ... 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 Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... Susan Sarandon (born October 4, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... -1... Nicolas Cage (born January 7, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and an exemplar of method acting. ... Olympia Dukakis (Greek: Ολυμπία Δουκάκη; born June 20, 1931) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Moonstruck is a 1987 romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison. ... Norman Frederick Jewison, CC, BA, LL.D (born July 21, 1926) is a Canadian film director, producer, and actor. ...


On May 22, 1986 Cher made her infamous first appearance on Late Night with 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. 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. is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... The primary role of a television producer is to coordinate and 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, in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.) is an Emmy Award-winning American television host and comedian. ...


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. Anderson asked her, "Wow, Cher, you look like a million dollars... is that how much it cost?" Clive Anderson (born 10 December 1952) is a former practising barrister turned successful comedy writer as well as a television and radio presenter in the United Kingdom. ...


1987-1989: Return to musical success

In 1987 Cher revived her recording career after a five-year hiatus, under the coordination of rock producer and A&R man John Kalodner. 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. Darlene Love and Bonnie Tyler provided guest vocals. 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). The album was Cher's biggest yet, being certified platinum in the U.S. (1 million) and selling 3 million copies worldwide.[19] In the music industry, Artists and Repertoire (A&R) is the division of a record label company that is responsible for scouting and artist development. ... John Kalodner is a legendary A&R man, whose merits include signing Foreigner, AC/DC, Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins to Atlantic Records in the seventies. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... Diane Warren (Born Diane Eve Warren on September 7, 1956 in Van Nuys, California) is an American songwriter. ... Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. ... Richard Stephen Sambora (born on July 11th, 1959), is an American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter who is the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi. ... Desmond Child Desmond Child (born 28 October 1953, Miami, Florida, USA) has worked as a music performer and songwriter. ... Michael Bolotin (born February 26, 1953), better known as Michael Bolton, is an American singer-songwriter, known for his soft rock ballads and tenor vocals. ... Darlene Love (born Darlene Wright, 26 July 1941, Los Angeles, California) is an American popular music singer. ... Bonnie Tyler (born June 8, 1951 in Skewen, Wales, United Kingdom) is a Welsh rock singer. ... Cher is a self-titled album was released in 1987, after a number of less successful albums. ... I Found Someone is the name of a song written by Michael Bolton and Mark Mangold. ... Laura Branigan (July 3, 1952 – August 26, 2004) was a popular American singer and actress. ... We All Sleep Alone is the second U.S. and European official single release from American singer/actress Chers twenty-seventh album Cher. ...


In 1989 Cher released the album Heart of Stone. 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.[20] Heart of Stone became her most successful album to date, selling 6 million copies worldwide,[19] and certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA. Alternate cover Original album artwork Heart of Stone is the 20th studio album released in 1989 by Cher for Geffen Records. ... For other uses of Skull, see Skull (disambiguation). ... RIAA redirects here. ...

Live at the Mirage VHS Cover.

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.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.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.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" tattoo on her derrière (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.m. Cher also launched the Heart of Stone Tour, which played throughout 1989 and 1990 in various parts of the world. She also starred in the television special Cher - Live at the Mirage, which was filmed during a live concert in Las Vegas. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Not to be confused with the songs If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time or Turn Back Time. 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 first European single release... Just Like Jesse James is the third North American and second European official single release from American singer/actress Chers twenty-eighth album Heart of Stone and was written by Diane Warren. ... Heart of Stone is the fourth U.S. and third European single release from American singer/actress Chers twenty-eighth album Heart of Stone. ... Peter Paul Cetera (born September 13, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.) is an American singer, songwriter, bass guitar player and producer best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago, before launching a successful solo career. ... After All is a ballad performed as a duet by American singer and actress Cher and American singer Peter Cetera, released in 1989. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... The Heart of Stone Tour, is arguably Chers first tour as a solo artist. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ...


1990-1992: Artistic development and commercial hits

In 1990 Cher starred in the modest box office success Mermaids with Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder, and Christina Ricci. The film received many positive reviews from critics. Cher contributed two songs to its soundtrack. "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. 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. 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.[21];;;[22] The European cover of the album was different from the American release, featuring Cher lying on a white background wearing a red wig. Mermaids is a 1986 novel written by author Patty Dann. ... Robert William Bob Hoskins Jr. ... Winona Laura Horowitz[1] (born October 29, 1971), better known under her professional name Winona Ryder, is a two-time Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning 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 Addams Family (1991), and its sequel Addams Family Values (1993). ... Music From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack- Mermaids was the soundtrack album from the film Mermaids starring Cher, Winona Ryder, Christina Ricci and Bob Hoskins. ... Baby Im Yours is the name of a song written by Van McCoy. ... The Shoop Shoop Song (Its in His Kiss) is the name of a song written by Rudy Clark. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... Love Hurts, released in 1991, was the third and last album Cher released for Geffen Records. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


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.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. The album Love Hurts has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide becoming one of the biggest-selling albums of her career. Love and Understanding is the first U.S. and second European single release from American singer/actress Chers twenty-ninth album Love Hurts. ... 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 the album Hide Your Heart (known as Notes From America in the United States) in 1988, the song was only on airplay charts in Europe. ... Love Hurts is the name of a song written and composed by Boudleaux Bryant and recorded by the Everly Brothers in July 1960. ... Couldve Been You is the fifth European official single release from American singer/actress Chers 29th album Love Hurts. ...


In Germany, Cher received the prestigious ECHO award for the most successful female singer of the year. Cher embarked on the Love Hurts Tour throughout 1992. In the same period Cher released two VHS fitness programs, Cherfitness: A New Attitude and Cherfitness: A Body Confidence. ECHO is a German music award granted every year by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie (an association of recording companies). ... Chers Love Hurts Tour kicked off in the United States in 1991 and continued throughout 1992 in Europe and Australia. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ...


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 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 the name of a song written by Jimmy Cliff. ... Whenever Youre Near is the third European single release from American singer/actress Chers second compilation album Greatest Hits: 1965 - 1992. ...


1992-1996: Commercial ups-and-downs and controversies

In 1992 Cher took some time off, following what was widely reported as a case of Epstein-Barr virus or chronic fatigue syndrome.[23] 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,[24] and for the sweetener Equal. 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 Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), also called Human herpesvirus 4 (HHV-4), is a virus of the herpes family (which includes Herpes simplex virus and Cytomegalovirus), and is one of the most common viruses in humans. ... Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is one of several names given to a poorly understood, highly debilitating disorder of uncertain cause/causes, which is thought to affect approximately 4 per 1,000 adults[1] in the United States and other countries, and a smaller fraction of children. ... Infomercials are television commercials that run as long as a typical television program (roughly thirty minutes or an hour). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sugar substitute. ... EQUAL is a popular brand of artificial sweetener made mainly from aspartame. ... The Player (1992) is a movie that tells the story of Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins), a Hollywood studio executive who believes he is being blackmailed by a screenwriter whose script he once rejected. ... Ready-to-wear or Pret-a-porter is the fashion design term for clothing marketed in a finished condition, in standard clothing sizes. ...


In 1994 she collaborated with MTV's cartoons Beavis and Butt-head for a rock version of Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe". 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". Beavis and Butt-head is a American animated television series created by Mike Judge. ... 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 performing live in Vienna (ca. ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... British Hit Singles redirects here. ... Love Can Build a Bridge was 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. 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". 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. // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... For the James Brown song, see Its a Mans Mans Mans World (song). ... Walking in Memphis is the signature song of American singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, from his self-titled 1991 album Marc Cohn. ... One by One is a song written by Anthony Griffiths which has been used as a single release by singer/actress, Cher. ...


Cher starred in the poorly received film Faithful (1996) with Ryan O'Neal and Chazz Palminteri. Also in 1996, Cher co-executive-produced the highly anticipated, controversial HBO abortion drama If These Walls Could Talk, with actress Demi Moore. 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. Faithful is a comedy film released in 1996 about a wife, her husband and a hit man. ... Ryan ONeal (born Patrick Ryan ONeal on April 20, 1941 in Los Angeles, California) is an Oscar-nominated American actor. ... Chazz Palminteri (born May 15, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor and writer, best known for his performances in The Usaul Suspects, A Bronx Tale and Mulholland Falls. ... The primary definition of Executive Producer is the person who brings the money together for a motion picture or television production. ... If These Walls Could Talk is a 1996 Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated made for television movie, broadcast on HBO. It follows the plights of three different women and their experiences with abortion. ... Demi Kutcher (born Demetria Gene Guynes on November 11, 1962) is an American actress. ... 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-winning 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. ...


1998: Sonny Bono dies

Cher was in London in January 1998 when a call from daughter Chastity brought news of Sonny Bono's death in a skiing accident.[25] 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.[26] Although they had been divorced for nearly 23 years and Sonny was remarried with two more children, Cher accepted an invitation to deliver the eulogy. The funeral, unbeknownst to Cher, was broadcast live on CNN. In front of millions, she tearfully and effusively praised Bono, calling him "the most unforgettable character I've ever met."[27] Critics were quick to point out that Cher had spoken very little to Sonny during the two decades years since their divorce, though her outpouring of emotion seemed genuine. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Salvatore Phillip Sonny Bono (February 16, 1935) – January 5, 1998) was an American record producer, singer, actor, and politician whose career spanned over three decades. ... Cross-country skiing (skating style) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. ... A Congressman or Congresswoman (generically, Congressperson) is a politician who is a member of a Congress. ... Mary Whitaker Bono (born Mary Whitaker on October 24, 1961)), an American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1998, representing the 45th District of California (map) which includes most of central and eastern Riverside County. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ...


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."[28] In 1998, Sonny & Cher received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television. Cher appeared at the event with Mary Bono, who accepted the award on behalf of her late husband. Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


1998-1999: Popularity of Believe

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. 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.[29] The Grammy Award-winning first single and title track was a worldwide smash, easily becoming the biggest hit of Cher's entire career. The song reached #1 in 23 countries around the world including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Australia.[30] "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.[citation needed] It sold more than 1 million copies in both the United Kingdom and Germany. "Believe" is the third most successful song released by a solo female musician worldwide,[31] the biggest selling single ever for Warner Bros. Records and the biggest selling dance song ever, having sold over 10 million copies worldwide.[32] 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.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. Believe is the best selling album by singer/actress Cher. ... Believe is a Grammy Award winning US #1, Multi-Platinum Dance Song which served as the world-wide lead single for American singer Chers twenty-third studio album Believe. ... Warner Bros. ... Strong Enough is the second single release from American singer/actress Chers thirty-first album Believe. ... North American redirects here. ... All or Nothing is the third U.S. and European single release from American singer/actress Chers thirty-first album Believe. ... Sing by Cher year 1999 Charts Romania #2 Spain #4 Finland #5 Creece #7 Italy #10 Europe #10 Swiss #18 UK #21 Norway #24 Germany #31 Canada #37 Austria #38 Global Charts #39 France #46 Australian #49 World wide 1,350. ...

Cher in the music video for "Believe".

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. 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. 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. 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. Image File history File links Cher_in_believe. ... Image File history File links Cher_in_believe. ... The Star Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States. ... Date January 31, 1999 Stadium Pro Player Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP John Elway, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 7 1/2 National anthem Cher Coin toss Raymond Berry, Lenny Moore, Jim Parker, Art Donovan, Gino Marchetti, Frank Gifford, Roosevelt Brown, Don Maynard, Sam Huff, Tom Landry Referee Bernie Kukar Halftime... In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert. ... Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is a multiple Grammy Award-winning American singer known for hit songs such as Im Every Woman, I Feel For You and Through the Fire. Khan was first featured as a member of the funk band Rufus before beginning her solo career. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, known professionally as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to fellow country singer Tim McGraw. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971)[1][2] is an African-American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actress who has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. ... Margaret LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982) is a popular American country music singer. ... Brandy on the cover of her album Full Moon Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi), known professionally as Brandy, is an African American pop/R&B singer and actress. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Franco Zeffirelli (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 Lucas upbringing by a kind British woman and her circle of friends. ... Dame Judith Olivia Dench, CH, DBE, FRSA, (born 9 December 1934), usually known as Dame Judi Dench, is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Tony, three-time BAFTA, and six-time Laurence Olivier Award-winning English actress. ... Dame Margaret Natalie Smith, DBE (born December 28, 1934), better known as Dame Maggie Smith, is an English film, stage, and television actress who made her screen debut in 1958 and is still performing after 50 years. ... Joan Ann Olivier, Baroness Olivier DBE, née Plowright (born October 28, 1929), known professionally as Dame Joan Plowright is a British actress and widow of Laurence Olivier. ... 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. 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. 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. 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). is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... The Greatest Hits is Chers 2nd European greatest hits album and the follow-up to the 1992 released compilation, Greatest Hits 1965-1992. ... The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ...


2000-2002: Legacy of achievement

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 International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). ...


She released an independent alternative-rock album entitled Not.com.mercial (pronounced "not-dot-com-mercial").[33] This album was written mostly by Cher after attending a songwriting retreat in France in 1994. The album was quickly rejected by record labels for being "not commercial." Cher chose instead to sell the recording exclusively through her website.[34][33] 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." The tune was Cher's tribute to American veterans of war. . The initial letter is shown capitalized due to technical restrictions. ... This article is about the magazine. ...

Tour program booklet cover.

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. 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. 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 album included several re-mixed songs that found their way onto the Hot Dance, Maxi-Single Sales, Club Play and Adult Contemporary charts. The album was eventually certified gold in the United States and Germany, and sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Living Proof is the follow-up album to Believe by Cher. ... The Musics No Good Without You is the first European single release from American singer/actress Chers thirty-third album Living Proof. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ...


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, held annually in December, is one of four major music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards, the Grammys, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ...


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. 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. VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... First used in Bellinis 1831 opera Norma, the word diva has gone from describing an extraordinary singer whose onstage passions often spilled into her daily life, to encompassing any finger-snapping female celebrity with a bad attitude. ... This article is about the musician. ... This article is about the musician. ... The Dixie Chicks: Martie, Natalie and Emily The Dixie Chicks is a country music group, formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas. ... This article is about the singer. ... Cynthia Ann Stephanie Cyndi Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and MTV VMA-winning video and Emmy Award-winning film, television and Theater actress. ...


2002-2005: The Farewell Tour

Main article: Living Proof: The Farewell Tour

The show itself was a tribute to her nearly 40 years in show business. 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. Going well past its original cutoff date, it was eventually redubbed the "Never Can Say Goodbye Tour".[35] Nickname: Location of Mexico City Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ...


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 17.3 million viewers.[36] 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. She was also seen, as herself, in the Farrelly Brothers comedy Stuck on You (2003) with Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear. In the film, she spoofed her own image, appearing in bed with a high school boyfriend (Frankie Muniz). Also in 2003, Cher recorded a duet of "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" for Rod Stewart's As Time Goes By... The Great American Songbook Volume II album. This article is about the television network. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... The American Airlines Arena is an arena located in downtown Miami, Florida along Biscayne Bay and is used for basketball games and concerts. ... The Farrelly brothers, Peter (b. ... Stuck On You is a 2003 Farrelly brothers comedy film starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear. ... Matthew Paige Matt Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American screenwriter and actor. ... Gregory Kinnear (born June 17, 1963) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor and television personality, who rose to stardom as the first host of E!s Talk Soup. ... Francisco Frankie Muniz IV (born December 5, 1985) is an American actor and now a racing driver. ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode, see Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (Buffy episode). ... Rod Stewart CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a singer and songwriter born and raised in London, England, with Scottish parentage. ...


In February 2004, at 57, she received another Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording for her song "Love One Another". 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. Also in 2004 Cher appeared for a few seconds in ABBA: The Last Video.[37] Love One Another is a song written by Billy Steinberg, Marie-Claire Cremers & Rick Nowels. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Abba redirects here. ...


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. 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. Gold is a compilation of Chers greatest hits released in 2005. ...


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2008: Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace

During 2007, in the seventh volume of Chrome Hearts, Cher once again confirmed that she is working on her twenty-sixth studio album. Recordings have taken place and the release date is not yet determined. Chrome Hearts is an American company, founded by motorcycle enthusiast Richard Stark, that specializes in high-end silver jewelry, leather clothing and furniture with gothic motifs. ...


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. This album is expected to be released in November 2008.[38] For other uses, see Timberland. ... Shock Value II is the fourth studio album by record producer Timbaland and sequel to the commercially and critically acclaimed, Timbaland Presents Shock Value. ... Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3, 1969) (pronounced [1]), is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and occasional actress. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle OMalley Armstrong,[1] [2] (born 25 December 1971), is an English BRIT Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter. ... This article is about the singer. ...


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. Her new show, entitled Cher at the Colosseum, debuted on May 6, 2008. [39] The show reportedly includes 18 dancers, 4 aerialists, and multiple costumes designed by Bob Mackie. 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). is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Caesars Palace is a luxury hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, an unincorporated township in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. ... The south end of The Strip; approximately one third of the entire Strip is represented here The Las Vegas Strip (also known as The Strip) is an approximately 4 mile (6. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Gordon Mackie (b. ... Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, actress and comedienne, also known to her fans as The Divine Miss M. She is named after the actress Bette Davis although Davis pronounced her first name in two syllables, and Midler uses one. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ...


On February 10, 2008 Cher made a brief appearance at the Grammy Awards, introducing a performance by Tina Turner and Beyonce Knowles. is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... Beyoncé in 2004 with her five Grammys. ...


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. Later in the show, after nearly 30 years since their first performance together, Cher and Tina Turner performed Proud Mary. It is the same song and arrangement they performed together at the VH1 Diva's Live 2 concert in 1999. The Oprah Winfrey Show is the longest-running daytime television talk show in the United States, and is hosted, produced and owned by Oprah Winfrey. ... Take Me Home may be: Take Me Home (album), 1979, Cher Take Me Home (Cher song), a song originally released by Cher in 1979 and covered in 2001 by Sophie Ellis-Bextor. ... Proud Mary is a song written by American singer and guitarist John Fogerty. ...


Since the sell-out debut, Cher's show has had rave reviews. It has ranked on Billboard's Top Grossing Concerts Chart at #3.[40] Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ...


Personal life

Marriages and relationships

In the early 1960s Cher had a relationship with actor Warren Beatty.[14] Sonny and Cher first met in 1962. Though they had claimed to be married as early as 1963, and had a wedding ceremony in Tijuana, Mexico on October 27, 1964, it is rumored that they weren’t legally married until an impromptu ceremony in 1968. Their first and only child is Chastity Bono born March 4, 1969.[41] Shortly after the third season of The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, they split, resulting in the cancellation of the show. They divorced on June 23, 1975. Later that year, Cher married her second husband, rock star Gregg Allman. Their son, Elijah Blue Allman of the band Deadsy, was born on July 10, 1976. They later separated in 1977 and divorced two years later. Between Bono and Allmann, Cher admitted to flirting with Elvis Presley while they were peforming in Las Vegas, but rejected him when he asked her up to his room because she was too nervous. In February 2008, Cher stated on Good Morning America that she deeply regrets turning him down. [42] In the interview, she also admitted being asked out by Marlon Brando on a plane ride.[43] Cher was also involved with record executive David Geffen, KISS bassist Gene Simmons, and senior account manager Garreth Crawford .[44] Henry Warren Beatty (born March 30, 1937), better known as Warren Beatty, is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American actor, producer, screenwriter, and director. ... Geography Tijuana is a city in northwestern Mexico. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... For other uses, see Impromptu (disambiguation). ... Chastity Bono (born March 4, 1969) is an American LGBT rights advocate, writer, actress, and former musician. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour was a variety show which ran on CBS from August 1971 until May 1974. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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 rock and blues singer, keyboardist, guitarist, and songwriter, best known as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band. ... Elijah Blue Allman, also known by his stage name Phillips Exeter Blue I, was born July 10, 1976. ... Deadsy is an American rock band from California. ... is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elvis redirects here. ... For other uses, see Las Vegas (disambiguation) and Vegas (disambiguation). ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... David Geffen (born February 21, 1943) is an American record executive, film producer, theatrical producer, philanthropist. ... Chaim Witz (חיים וויץ), (born August 25, 1949 in Haifa, Israel), better known by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American hard rock bass guitarist and vocalist. ...


In the 1980s, Cher dated several younger men that included Les Dudek (guitarist on the Black Rose album), Val Kilmer, Tom Cruise, and Rob Camilletti, the 22 year old bagel baker she met on her 40th birthday and lived with for three years. [45] It was widely speculated in the tabloid press that the couple were planning to marry, but this never occurred. 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.[14] Rumors also circulated that Cher was romantically involved with a member of her band during her lengthy Farewell Tour. Val Edward Kilmer[1] (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from Sayreville, New Jersey. ... For other persons named Mark Hudson, see Mark Hudson (disambiguation). ...


Cher has also been reportedly linked with singer Ricky Martin, actors Ray Liotta and John Heard, TV host John Loeffler and NHL hockey player Ron Duguay, but most of these affairs are unconfirmed. 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. Enrique Martín Morales (born December 24, 1971), better known by his stage name Ricky Martin, is a Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican pop singer who rose to fame, first as a member of the Latin boy band Menudo, then as a solo artist since 1991. ... Ray Liotta[1] (born December 18, 1954) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ... Ron Duguay (born July 6, 1957 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 12 seasons in the NHL between 1977 and 1989. ... Chaim Witz (חיים וויץ), (born August 25, 1949 in Haifa, Israel), better known by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American hard rock bass guitarist and vocalist. ...


Personal wealth

A 2002 Rolling Stone magazine article estimates her personal net worth at over $600 million.[46] 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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] In April 2006 it was reported that Cher had purchased a condominium in the Sierra Towers in West Hollywood, California, for $3.5 million.[47] In May 2006 she sold her Florida mansion for $3.8 million.[citation needed] She claims to own an impressive antique and art collection reportedly worth $9.5 million.[citation needed] Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... The City of Aspen is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous city and the county seat of Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. ... Location of Malibu in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1991-03-28 [2] Government  - Mayor Jeff Jennings [1] Area  - Total 100. ... This article is about the U.S state. ... West Hollywoods logo illustrates the citys borders. ... This article is about the U.S state. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ...


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. 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. [48] Besides her personal wealth and real estate noted above, Cher reportedly received $180 million for mounting her comeback at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. [49]. Sothebys (NYSE: BID) is the worlds second oldest international auction house in continuous operation. ... An auctioneer and her assistants scan the crowd for bidders An auction is a process of buying and selling goods by offering them up for bid, taking bids, and then selling the item to the winning bidder. ... 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 century to about 1600, marking the transition between Medieval and Early Modern Europe. ...


As a gay icon

Cher has been imitated by drag queens across the world for decades. Cher's performance as a lesbian in the film Silkwood as well as her transition to dance music and social activism in recent years has further contributed to her iconic popularity within the gay community. The NBC sitcom Will & Grace acknowledged her status by making her the idol of gay character Jack McFarland. 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. Drag artist Lypsinka. ... Silkwood is a 1983, Oscar-nominated film which dramatizes the story of Karen Silkwood, who died under suspicious circumstances while investigating alleged wrongdoing at the Kerr-McGee plutonium plant where she worked. ... Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing. ... Will & Grace is a popular American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on NBC from 1998 to 2006. ... Sean Hayes as Jack McFarland John Philip Jack McFarland was a fictional character on the American television sitcom Will & Grace, played by Sean Hayes. ... This article is about the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... For other uses, see Heaven (disambiguation). ...


Her status may have been boosted by her support of her openly lesbian daughter Chastity Bono. Although not supporting Chastity immediately after she came out, Cher has since become one of the gay community's most vocal advocates. At several of her live concert appearances, Cher acknowledged the audience by declaring, "good evening, ladies and gentlemen... and flamboyant gentlemen!" This article is about same-sex desire and sexuality among women. ... Chastity Bono (born March 4, 1969) is an American LGBT rights advocate, writer, actress, and former musician. ... For other uses, see Coming out (disambiguation). ...


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'. In October 2005 the Bravo program Great Things About Being... declared Cher "the number one greatest thing about being gay." The GLAAD Media Awards were created in 1990 by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to recognize and honor the media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. ... The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. ... The Advocate (ISSN 0001-8996) is a US-based LGBT-related biweekly news magazine. ...


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". Jimmy James is a vocal impressionist/illusionist performance artist and former drag artist. ... For other uses, see Holocaust (disambiguation) and Shoah (disambiguation). ...


Political interests

Unlike her late ex-husband Sonny Bono, Cher has always been a staunch Democrat. 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. Salvatore Phillip Sonny Bono (February 16, 1935) – January 5, 1998) was an American record producer, singer, actor, and politician whose career spanned over three decades. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...


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."[50]


On October 27, 2003 Cher anonymously called a C-SPAN phone-in program. 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.[51] 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. is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the U.S. Army medical center/hospital (not the research institute). ... USO is a TLA that may stand for: Unidentified submarine object Udaipur Solar Observatory Ultra stable oscillator Unidentified submarine object or Unidentified swimming object or Unidentified submersible object Union der Schülerorganisationen (uso. ... 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 1992 and 1996. ...


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. 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.[52] This article is about the holiday in the United States. ...


On May 18, 2006 Cher appeared on The Ed Schultz Show to discuss her work in support of U.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. 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. is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ed Schultz Show is a Progressive talk radio show with host Ed Schultz who promises straight talk from the heartland. He comes from Fargo, North Dakota and is syndicated on some Clear Channel Communications stations that otherwise show Air America Radio shows. ... Brooke Army Medical Center is a University of Texas Health Science Center teaching hospital in Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio. ... San Antonio redirects here. ...


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." GOP redirects here. ...


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. She then appeared with him on Capitol Hill on June 15, 2006. It has been reported that Cher has so far donated over US$130,000 to Operation Helmet.[53] is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Capitol Hill is the name of a district in the following cities: Capitol Hill, Denver, Colorado Capitol Hill, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington Capitol Hill, Washington, DC It is also a common nickname for the United States Congress and the politicians who serve it (e. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Humanitarian work

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. X-Files intro from first 8 seasons The X-Files was a popular 1990s 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.[54] In 1998 she co-hosted the annual Amfar AIDS Benefit at the Cannes Film Festival with Elizabeth Taylor. The Karabakh horse has a reputation for its good temper, speed, elegance and intelligence. ... For other persons named Elizabeth Taylor, see Elizabeth Taylor (disambiguation). ...


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. 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.[55] Northport is a city in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States. ... Muscular dystrophy refers to a group of genetic, hereditary muscle diseases that cause progressive muscle weakness. ... Medicaid is the US health insurance program for 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.


Image and enduring popularity

Cher’s lasting legacy in popular culture has long been disputed. 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." Popular culture (or pop culture) is the widespread cultural elements in any given society that are perpetuated through that societys vernacular language or lingua franca. ...


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 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. 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!" The National Enquirer is a national American supermarket tabloid. ... An implant is an artificial device made to replace and act as a missing biological structure. ... Tropocollagen triple helix. ... Facelift has several meanings: Facelift is an album by Alice in Chains; facelift is a cosmetic surgery procedure; facelift is the revival of a product through cosmetic means. ... 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 eventually peel off. ...


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 2008, August 11th & 12th at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. 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.[30] 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."


Tattoos

Cher became famous for her many tattoos, long before they were fashionable among women in Hollywood. 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.[56]-1... Dead or Alive is a British New Wave band from Liverpool that rose to popularity during the 1980s. ... Peter Pete Burns (b. ... Look up It in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Ankh (disambiguation). ... Japanese writing Kanji Kana Hiragana Katakana Hentaigana Manyōgana Uses Furigana Okurigana Rōmaji   ) are the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system along with hiragana (平仮名), katakana (片仮名), and the Arabic numerals. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Crystal (disambiguation) Insulin crystals A crystal is a solid in which the constituent atoms, molecules, or ions are packed in a regularly ordered, repeating pattern extending in all three spatial dimensions. ... Species Chrysanthemum aphrodite Chrysanthemum arcticum Chrysanthemum argyrophyllum Chrysanthemum arisanense Chrysanthemum boreale Chrysanthemum chalchingolicum Chrysanthemum chanetii Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium Chrysanthemum coronarium, Crown daisy Chrysanthemum crassum Chrysanthemum glabriusculum Chrysanthemum hypargyrum Chrysanthemum indicum Chrysanthemum japonense Chrysanthemum japonicum Chrysanthemum lavandulifolium Chrysanthemum mawii Chrysanthemum maximowiczii Chrysanthemum mongolicum Chrysanthemum morifolium Chrysanthemum morii Chrysanthemum okiense Chrysanthemum oreastrum Chrysanthemum...


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.[57]


Influence

In her early career Cher was a fashion trend-setter, popularizing long straight hair, bell-bottoms and an exposed midriff. 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. She has also inspired a generation of younger singer/actresses who have noted her as being a major influence on them. For other uses, see Fashion (disambiguation). ... Midriff on display In the human body, the midriff is the section of the body between the chest and the waist, i. ... This article is about the ancient Roman political office. ... Robert Gordon Mackie (b. ...


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.[58] She has appeared on the cover of People magazine 13 times. 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. Biography is one of A&Es longest-running and most popular programs. ... Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress of film, television and stage. ... Audrey Hepburn (May 4, 1929) – January 20, 1993) was an English Academy Award-, Tony Award-, Grammy Award-, and Emmy Award-winning film and stage actress, fashion icon, and humanitarian. ...

Awards
Preceded by
Jean Stapleton
for All in the Family
Golden Globe Award for Best Television Actress - Comedy/Musical
1974
for The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
Succeeded by
Valerie Harper
for Rhoda
Preceded by
Jessica Lange
for Tootsie
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
1984
for Silkwood
Succeeded by
Peggy Ashcroft
for A Passage to India
Preceded by
Helen Mirren
for Cal
Cannes Film Festival for Best Actress
1985
for Mask
Succeeded by
Barbara Sukowa
for Rosa Luxemburg
Preceded by
Marlee Matlin
for Children of a Lesser God
Academy Award for Best Actress
1987
for Moonstruck
Succeeded by
Jodie Foster
for The Accused
Preceded by
Sissy Spacek
for Crimes of the Heart
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1988
for Moonstruck
Succeeded by
Melanie Griffith
for Working Girl
Preceded by
-
Hollywood Walk of Fame
1998
for Television
Succeeded by
-
Preceded by
Mariah Carey
World Music Award
1999
Honored with Legend Award
Succeeded by
Michael Jackson
Preceded by
Madonna
for Ray of Light
Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording
1999
for Believe
Succeeded by
Baha Men
for Who Let the Dogs Out?
Preceded by
America: A Tribute to Heroes
Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
2003
for The Farewell Tour
Succeeded by
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The Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year. ... Silkwood is a 1983, Oscar-nominated film which dramatizes the story of Karen Silkwood, who died under suspicious circumstances while investigating alleged wrongdoing at the Kerr-McGee plutonium plant where she worked. ... Dame Peggy Ashcroft DBE (22 December 1907 – 14 June 1991) was an acclaimed Academy Award-winning English actress. ... A Passage to India is a 1984 film directed by David Lean, based on the novel of the same name by E. M. Forster. ... Dame Helen Mirren, DBE (born July 26, 1945), is an English stage, television and film actress. ... 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Children of a Lesser God is a 1986 film that tells the story of a speech teacher at a school for the deaf who falls in love with a sign language-using deaf woman. ... 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 recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... 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-winning American actress, director and producer. ... Mary Elizabeth Sissy Spacek (born December 25, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ... Crimes of the Heart is a 1986 film which tells the story of three estranged sisters who reunite at the family home in Mississippi. ... 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 1950. ... Moonstruck is a 1987 romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison. ... Melanie Griffith (born August 9, 1957, in New York City) is an Academy Award-nominated American film actress. ... Working Girl is an Academy Award nominee for Best Picture and an Academy Award winner for Best Song (Let the River Run by Carly Simon), which tells the story of a Staten Island-raised secretary, Tess McGill, working in the mergers and acquisitions department of a Wall Street investment bank. ... Kermit the Frogs star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... This article is about the singer. ... The World Music Awards (founded in 1989) is an international awards show that annually honors recording artists based on their popularity, and worldwide sales figures, which are provided by the various organisations including record companies and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Ray of Light is the second single by American singer Madonna from her 1998 album Ray of Light. ... The Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording has been awarded since 1998. ... Believe is a Grammy Award winning US #1, Multi-Platinum Dance Song which served as the world-wide lead single for American singer Chers twenty-third studio album Believe. ... 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 Tobagos Carnival season of 1998. ... America: A Tribute to Heroes was a benefit concert organized in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and United States television networks. ... The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held on September 21, 2003. ...

Music Management

Cher's management team includes very highly regarded Australia artist manager and music producer Roger Davies who also currently also manages artists like P!nk, Sade, and Joe Cocker. His company is Roger Davies Worldwide Management / RD Worldwide Management / RDWM. Roger Davies is an Australian-born artist manager. ... Alecia Moore (born September 8, 1979), better known by her stage name Pink (also written as P!nk), is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter who first gained prominence in North America in early January of 2000. ... Sade can mean: Sade (movie) starring French actor Daniel Auteuil. ... Joe Cocker OBE (born 20 May 1944) is an English rock/blues singer who came to popularity in the 1960s, and is most known for his gritty voice and his cover versions of popular songs. ...


Discography

Main article: Cher discography

This is a discography for American pop, rock and dance entertainer Cher, as a solo artist. ...

Filmography

Year Film Role Other notes
1965 Wild on the Beach Herself
1967 Good Times Herself
1969 Chastity Chastity
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
1987 Suspect Kathleen Riley
The Witches of Eastwick Alexandra Medford
1987 Moonstruck Loretta Castorini Academy Award for Best Actress; Golden Globe Award; nominated for BAFTA Award
1990 Mermaids Rachel Flax
1992 The Player Herself
1994 Prêt-à-Porter Herself
1996 Faithful Margaret
1999 Tea with Mussolini Elsa Morganthal Strauss-Armistan
2003 Stuck on You Cher/Honey

This article is about the TV series. ... Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean is a play by Ed Graczyk, and its film version, directed by Robert Altman, and starring Sandy Dennis, Cher, Mark Patton (his first film role), Karen Black, Sudie Bond and Kathy Bates. ... The Golden Globe Award 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, Oscar-nominated film which dramatizes the story of Karen Silkwood, who died under suspicious circumstances while investigating alleged wrongdoing at the Kerr-McGee plutonium plant where she worked. ... The Golden Globe Award 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) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Mask is a 1985 film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and starring Cher and Eric Stoltz. ... The Golden Globe Award 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 set in Washington D.C. starring Cher as Kathleen Riley, the Defense Attorney for a deaf-mute vagrant, played by Liam Neeson, who is accused of murdering the secretary of a judge who has recently committed suicide. ... 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 recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... The Golden Globe Award 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 organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Mermaids is a 1986 novel written by author Patty Dann. ... The Player (1992) is a movie that tells the story of Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins), a Hollywood studio executive who believes he is being blackmailed by a screenwriter whose script he once rejected. ... Prêt-à-Porter (English: Ready to Wear) is a 1994 satirical black comedy written, directed and produced by Robert Altman and shot during the Paris, France, Fashion Week with a host of international stars, models and designers. ... 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 Lucas upbringing by a kind British woman and her circle of friends. ... This article is about the 2003 film. ...

Television work

Year Show Role Other notes
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... Special Herself
1979 Cher... and Other Fantasies Herself
1990 Cher... at the Mirage Herself
1996 If These Walls Could Talk (1996) Dr. 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.I.: Artificial Insemination"
2003 Cher: The Farewell Tour Herself Emmy Award

Where the Girls Are was a music and comedy special that aired on NBC in 1968. ... The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour was a variety show that ran on CBS in the United States from August 1971 until May 1974. ... An Emmy Award. ... An Emmy Award. ... The Sonny and Cher Show was a United States television variety show of the 1970s starring singing duo (and then husband and wife) Sonny Bono and Cher. ... If These Walls Could Talk is a 1996 Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated made for television movie, broadcast on HBO. It follows the plights of three different women and their experiences with abortion. ... 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. ... An Emmy Award. ... In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert. ... An Emmy Award. ...

See also

This is a non-definitive list of best selling recording artists, embracing worldwide single and album sales. ... This is a list of the worlds best-selling albums, as determined by sources that have a history as being trustworthy and reliable. ... The worlds best-selling single cannot be listed officially, since there is no international body to count global record sales. ... The Best Selling Singles Artists in the UK were revealed in a Channel 4 documentary in February 2004. ... This is a list of number-one hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines weekly pop singles chart(s). ... This is a list of number-one dance hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart. ... // 1990 The Christians - Colour January 27 for 1 week Phil Collins - But Seriously. ... This is a list of the number one singles on the UK Singles Chart, during the 1990s. ... This is an incomplete list of recording artists who have reached number one on the singles and albums chart in Republic of Ireland. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Australias singles chart from 1956 to the present. ...

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NAME Cher
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
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