Produced on May 20, 1946, in El Centro, California, Cher grew to stardom within a singing act with husband Sonny Bono in the 1960s. The couple later starred on The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. Cher pursued performing in the 1980s, earning an Academy Award for her performance in Moonstruck. From 2008 to 2011, Cher performed a concert series entitled Cher in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Vegas.
Produced Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946, in El Centro, California, Cher grew to stardom within a singing performance along with her husband, Salvatore “Sonny” Bono. Known as Sonny and Cher, the pair scored a hit in 1965 with “I Got You Babe.”
Following the couple divorced in 1975, Cher went out by herself. Over time, she’d become as well-known for her striking costumes and uncommon ensembles as for her musical ability.
In the 1980s, Cher pursued an acting career. She continued to earn the esteem of movie critics and supporters alike then by turning in several powerful picture performances, including in Silkwood (1983), Mask (1985) and Moonstruck (1987).
Cher released her last studio album, entitled Living Proof, in America in 2002 (it premiered in Europe in 2001). The record features the single “(This Is) A Song for the Lonely,” which did well on the dance charts and was composed in honour to all those impacted by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Other tracks on the record include “Alive Again” and “A Different Kind of Love Song.”
In 2003, NBC aired one of Cher’s live performances as Cher: The Farewell Tour.
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In 2006, Cher auctioned off furniture, paintings and decorative things from her house in Malibu, California, along with several private things, including keepsake, jewelry and stage costumes. The auction brought in $3.5 million, with a part of profits going to the Cher Charitable Foundation.
A couple of years after, Cher returned to the stage, despite formerly declaring plans to retire from live performances. She debuted a show entitled Cher in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Vegas on May 6, 2008, and had performed 192 shows by the ending of the series, in February 2011.
Cher released her first record in 12 years in September 2013. As she explained to Reuters, Closer to the Truth is “my best attempt ever, and so I’m happy with that. I am singing better than ever before as well as the tunes are actually great.” Cher will go back to touring in March 2014 to market the record.
Wed twice, Cher has two kids: