Cher

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  • Birth Name: Cherilyn Sarkisian
  • Birth Place: El Centro, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/20/1946, Taurus
  • Profession: Singer; actor
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Cher Fast Facts:
  • Met future singing partner and husband Sonny Bono in a Sunset Boulevard coffee shop in 1962; when they first began to sing together, they called themselves Caesar and Cleo.
  • Was a backup singer for Phil Spector-produced groups like the Ronettes and the Crystals in the mid-1960s.
  • Is one of five actor-singers to have had a No. 1 single and won an acting Academy Award. (The others are Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Barbra Streisand and Jamie Foxx.)
  • Has had a No. 1 single in each of the last six decades, beginning with the 1965 Sonny Bono duet "I Got You Babe."
  • Cher Relationships:
  • Georganne La Piere - Half Sister
  • Gilbert La Piere - Stepfather
  • Gregg Allman - Ex-husband
  • Georgia Holt - Mother
  • John Sarkisian - Father
  • Elijah Blue Allman - Son
  • Chaz Bono - Son
  • Sonny Bono - Ex-husband
  • John Southall - Stepfather
  • Ron Zimmerman - Significant Other
  • Cher Awards:
  • 1987 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1972 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Series - Musical - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Winner
  • 1989 People's Choice Awards: Favorite All-Around Female Star - Winner
  • 1984 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1973 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Musical Series - Nominee
  • 1988 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1972 Emmy: Outstanding Single Program - Variety or Musical (Variety and Popular Music) - Nominee
  • 1975 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1999 Grammy: Best Dance Recording - Winner
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1974 Emmy: Outstanding Music-Variety Series - Nominee
  • 1997 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1988 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 1984 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actress - Nominee
  • 1983 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1983 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1974 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Winner

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