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Cheryl Sarkisian LaPiere (better known as Cher) (born on May 20, 1946), is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and entertainer. Among her many accomplishments in music, television, and film, she has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award and three Golden Globe Awards.
Cher first rose to prominence in 1965 as one half of the pop/rock duo Sonny & Cher. She also established herself as a solo recording artist, releasing 26 albums, numerous compilations and tallying 22 Billboard Top 40 entries over her career. These include twelve Top 10 singles and four number one singles.
She became a successful television star in the 1970s, and a well-regarded film actress in the 1980s. In 1988, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the romantic comedy Moonstruck.
In a career that has now surpassed 40 years, Cher has established herself as a legendary pop culture icon and one of the most popular female artists in music history. Since her debut in 1964 Cher has sold over 180 million albums worldwide solo and 80 million as part of duo, Sonny & Cher.
Cher was born in El Centro, California, on May 20, 1946 at 7:25 a.m. Her mother, Georgia Holt (née Jackie Jean Crouch), an aspiring actress and occasional model, is of Cherokee, Irish, German, and English descent. Her father was John Sarkisian, an Armenian refugee. Cher's mother and father separated when she was young and she was raised primarily by her mother. The early days for Cher and her mother were often difficult financially and led to Georgia placing Cher in foster care for a brief period of time as a child. However, Cher was enamored of seeing her mother on stage and dreamed of one day becoming famous. Later, Georgia was able to provide her daughter with acting lessons to help guide her career. In those years Cher had a relationship with the actor Warren Beatty. Due to severe, undiagnosed dyslexia, she left Fresno High School at the age of sixteen.
Marriages and relationships
In the early 1960s Cher had a relationship with the actor Warren Beatty. Sonny & Cher first met in 1962. Though they had claimed to be married as early as 1963, and exchanged rings in Tijuana, Mexico, it is believed that they weren’t legally married until an impromptu ceremony in Las Vegas in 1969. Cher married her second husband, rock star Gregg Allman, in 1975. They later separated and were divorced in 1977.
Following their break-up, Cher was involved in a number of very public relationships with high profile men including record executive David Geffen and Gene Simmons, bass guitarist from the rock band Kiss.
In the early 1980s, Cher dated guitarist Les Dudek, whom she had worked with on the Black Rose project. In the mid-1980s, she was rumored to have dated a number of younger film stars, including Eric Stoltz and Val Kilmer. In 2006, her son, Elijah Blue Allman, indicated on The Howard Stern show that Cher in fact had a romantic relationship with actor Tom Cruise in the mid-1980s. She had a well-publicized romance in 1986 with a much younger Rob Camiletti. When they met, he was 22 and she was 40. The media dubbed him “Bagel Boy,” as it was learned that he was once a baker in a bagel shop. It was widely speculated in the tabloid press that that the couple were planning to marry, but this never occurred. In the mid-1980s she had a relationship with Josh Donen.
Cher was involved with Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora for two years in the early 1990s, and has also been linked to musicians Eric Clapton and Mark Hudson. Rumors also circulated that she was dating her lead guitar player on her lengthy Farewell Tour. "National Equirer". This was brought on by their intimate relationship onstage with Cher doing "I Found Someone" on her Farewell Tour. It was also said that they still feel the same way after the tour ended.
Over the span of her lengthy career, Cher also has been rumored to be romantically linked to numerous men including the actors Ray Liotta, Matt Dillon, John Heard, Tv host John Loeffler and Tony Anstis and the ice hockey player Ron Duguay. But most of these affairs are unconfirmed so far.