Cher

Cher

Of all the mononymous (single name) celebrities out there, few can match the success of Cher. Born Cherilyn Sarkisian, she first rose to stardom as the female lead in a singing duo with friend and future husband Sonny Bono. With Sonny & Cher's success in music, they eventually started The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, which ran for 4 seasons starting in 1971. The two eventually divorced in 1975, but remained friends until his death in 1998. Cher went on to have a successful acting career, winning an Academy Award, three Golden Globes and an Emmy on various projects.

About Cher

Cher (born Cheryl Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American recording artist, television personality, actress, director, record producer, and philanthropist. Referred to as the Goddess of Pop, she has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globes, and a Cannes Film Festival Award for her work in film, music, and television. She is the only person in history to receive all of these awards. She began her career as a backup singer and came to prominence in 1965 as one-half of the pop rock duo Sonny & Cher with the success of their song 'I Got You Babe'. She subsequently established herself as a solo recording artist and became a television star in 1971 with The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, a variety show for which she won a Golden Globe. A well-received performance in the film Silkwood earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress of 1983.

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