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Cher

Cher

  • Born on
    • May 20th, 1946
Cher (/ˈʃɛər/; born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer and actress. Commonly referred to as the Goddess of Pop, she is described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry. She is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long career. Cher gained popularity in 1965 as one-half of the folk rock husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher after their song "I Got You Babe" reached number one on the American and British charts. She began her solo career simultaneously, releasing in 1966 her first million-seller song, "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)". She became a television personality in the 1970s with her shows The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, watched by over 30 million viewers weekly during its three-year run, and Cher. She emerged as a fashion trendsetter by wearing elaborate outfits on her television shows. While working on television, she established herself as a solo artist with the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves", "Half-Breed", and "Dark Lady". After her divorce from Sonny Bono in 1975, Cher launched a comeback in 1979 with the disco-oriented album Take Me Home and earned $300,000 a week for her 1980–82 residency show in Las Vegas. In 1982, Cher made her Broadway debut in the play Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean and starred in the film adaptation of the same title. She subsequently earned critical acclaim for her performances in films such as Silkwood (1983), Mask (1985), and Moonstruck (1987), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Description above from the Wikipedia article Cher, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Acting (19 Credits)

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2018Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again as Ruby Sheridan
2011Zookeeper as Janet the Lioness (voice)
2010Burlesque as Tess
2010Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy as (archival footage)
1999Tea with Mussolini as Elsa Strauss-Almerson
1996Faithful as Margaret
1996If These Walls Could Talk as Dr. Beth Thompson
1992The Player as Cher
1990Mermaids as Rachel Flax
1988Christmas at Pee-wee's Playhouse
1987Moonstruck as Loretta Castorini
1987Suspect as Kathleen Riley
1987The Witches of Eastwick as Alexandra Medford
1985Mask as Florence 'Rusty' Dennis
1983Silkwood as Dolly Pelliker
1982Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean as Sissy
1971The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
1969Chastity as Chastity
1967Good Times as Cher / Various

Director (1 Credits)

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Herself (9 Credits)

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2021Val as Self (archive footage)
2018Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind as Self (archive footage)
2014And the Oscar Goes to... as Herself - Interviewee
2013Six by Sondheim as Herself (archive footage)
2008The Wrecking Crew! as Herself
2003Stuck on You as Self
1996E! True Hollywood Story as Self (archive footage)
1994Ready to Wear as Herself
1985Live Aid as Self

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