Top 10 Facts - Cher
Fact #1

Cher (born cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946) is an American singer, actress, and fashion icon. Cher was born Cherilyn Sarkisian in El Centro, California.

Fact #2

Cher gained popularity in 1965 as one-half of the folk rock husband-wife dou Sonny & Cher after their song "I Got You Babe" reached number on the record charts.

Fact #3

She began her solo career simultaneously, releasing in 1966 her first million-seller song, "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)".

Fact #4

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.

Fact #5

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 number-one singles "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves", "Half-Breed", and "Dark Lady".

Fact #6

After her divorce from Sonny Bono in 1975, Cher launched a comeback in 1979 with the disco-orient album Take Me Home and earned $300,000 a week for her 1980-1982 residency show in Las Vegas.

Fact #7

In the early 1980s, Cher made her Broadway debut, and then starred in the film Silkwood, which earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1983.

Fact #8

In the ensuring years, she starred in films such as Mask, The Witches of Eastwick, and Moonstruck, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1988. At the same time, she established herself as a rock singer by releasing multi-platinum albums such as Heart of Stone(1989).

Fact #9

Her 2002-2005 Living Proof: The Farewell Tour ended up as the highest-grossing music tour by a female artist then. In 2008, she signed a $180 million deal to headline the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for three years.

Fact #10

Biographer Mark Bego wrote, "No one in the history of show bussiness has had a career of the magnitude and scope if Cher's. "She has won an Academy Awardm a Grammy Awardm an Emmy Awardm, a special CFDA Fashion Award, three Golden Globe Awardsm and a Cannes Film Festival Award.

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