Cheerful 76th birthday celebration to Goddess of Pop and grant winning entertainer Cher
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Cher, known as the “Goddess of Pop,” was born Cherilyn Sarkisian in El Centro, California, on May 20, 1946.
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Cher starred in her first role in the film, “Chastity” in 1969, and while the project tanked, critics noticed her acting potential. She has acted in at least 26 movies since.
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Cher and her husband Sonny Bono, here with President Ronald Reagan in 1971, became a duo in 1965 and kicked off their show, “The Sonny & Cher Show” in 1976.
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For her role in the 1983 film “Silkwood,” Cher won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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Cher has had several musical comebacks over the decades, and has released 26 studio albums, ten compilation albums, two soundtrack albums, and three live albums. Here she is performing the Love Hurts Tour in London on May 6, 1992.
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Cher made her directorial debut with a segment in the abortion-themed anthology “If These Walls Could Talk” in 1996.
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Cher released her iconic album “Believe” in 1998. It was the best selling record that year and the following, and the title track reached number one in more than 23 countries, selling over 10 million copies worldwide.
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Sonny Bono and Cher received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television on March 15, 1998, just months after Bono’s death in a skiing accident on January 5, 1998.
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In June 2002, Cher embarked on the “Living Proof: The Farewell Tour,” announced as the final live concert tour of her career. It become the most successful tour ever by a woman, and Cher returned to touring a few years later.
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Cher is the only artist to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in six consecutive decades, from the 1960s to the 2010s. Here she appears at the curtain call for “The Cher Show” Broadway musical opening night in New York on Dec. 3, 2018.
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