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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."

Awards

  • 1987, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1973, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Musical Series: Nominee
  • 1984, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1972, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Series - Musical: Nominee
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1983, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1984, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Winner
  • 2011, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Song: Nominee
  • 1989, People's Choice Awards — Favorite All-Around Female Star: Winner
  • 1986, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1974, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1975, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: Nominee
  • 1974, Emmy — Outstanding Music-Variety Series: Nominee
  • 1988, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1985, Cannes Film Festival — Best Actress: Winner
  • 1999, Grammy — Best Dance Recording: Winner
  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1972, Emmy — Outstanding Single Program - Variety or Musical (Variety and Popular Music): Nominee
  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner

Relationships

  • John Southall — Stepfather
  • Ron Zimmerman — Significant Other
  • Sonny Bono — Ex-husband
  • Chaz Bono — Son
  • Elijah Blue Allman — Son
  • Georganne La Piere — Half Sister
  • Gilbert La Piere — Stepfather
  • Gregg Allman — Ex-husband
  • Georgia Holt — Mother
  • John Sarkisian — Father

Details

  • Birth Name: Cherilyn Sarkisian
  • Birth Place: El Centro, CA
  • Birthday: May 20, 1946, Taurus
  • Profession: Singer, Actor
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