Cher Tickets : Cher Has A Very Large And Devoted Fan Base
. Cher born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946) is an American recording artist, actress, director and record producer. Referred to as the Goddess of Pop, she has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globes, a Cannes Film Festival Award and a People’s Choice Award for her work in film, music and television.
Cher began her career as a backup singer and later came to prominence as one half of the pop rock duo Sonny & Cher with the success of their song “I Got You Babe” in 1965. 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 in 1984. In the following years, Cher starred in a string of hit films including Mask, The Witches of Eastwick, and Moonstruck, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1988.
Cher is the only female solo artist to reach the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100 in each of the previous four decades. Her hit dance single “Believe” is her biggest-selling recording and was the best-selling single of 1999, having sold over 10 million copies worldwide.She holds the Hot 100 record for the longest hit-making career span, with 33 years between the release of her first and most recent #1 singles, in 1965 and 1999. Cher ended her 3-year-long “Farewell Tour” in 2005 as the most successful tour by a female solo artist of all time.
With a career lasting over 45 years, Cher has sold over 100 million records worldwide.After a three-year hiatus and retirement from touring, Cher returned to the stage in 2008 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas where she is currently performing her show Cher at the Colosseum.
Cher was born in El Centro, California, on May 20, 1946, at 7:25 a.m. Her father, John Sarkisian, was an Armenian refugee who worked as a truck driver.Her mother, Georgia Holt (born Jackie Jean Crouch in Sharp County, Arkansas on June 20, 1927), an aspiring actress and occasional model, is of Cherokee, English and French descent. Cher’s half sister is actress Georganne LaPiere.
Cher’s parents divorced when she was young and she was raised primarily by her mother, who at one time was married to Gilbert LaPierre, a banker who adopted Cher.Due to financial problems, Cher’s mother temporarily placed her in foster care.
Later, her mother provided money for acting lessons to help further her career. Due to severe, undiagnosed dyslexia, she left Fresno High School at age 16. In those years, Cher had a brief relationship with Warren Beatty.
Cher has a very large and devoted fan base. Their devotion is evidenced through the biennial Cher Convention that began in Chicago in 2000 when her song “Believe” reached number one. The event was held in Las Vegas in 2002 and 2004, Los Angeles in 2006, and in 2008 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Las Vegas convention coincided with the beginning of Cher’s second run at Caesars Colosseum. All convention proceeds went to the Children’s Craniofacial Association, a 501(c)3, for which Cher is the National Spokesperson.
The Cher Expo, a biennial event that began in 2007, brings Cher fans together for a two-night, one-day event. All expo proceeds go to a non-profit charity. The 2009 Cher Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, will benefit “Keep a Child Alive.”
In her early career Cher was a fashion trend-setter, popularizing long straight hair, bell-bottoms and an exposed midriff. She is noted as being one of the first females to expose her bellybutton on television. She stepped that up a notch in 1989 when she boarded the U.S.
Navy’s USS Missouri ship in thong and fishnets for the If I Could Turn Back Time music video, becoming one of the first videos by a mainstream pop artist to be banned by MTV (after the video was banned, it grew to mass popularity, forcing MTV to play the video after 9 p.m.).
In July 1999, Cher ranked 43rd on VH1 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll poll and in September 2002 ranked 26th on VH1 100 Sexiest Artists.She has appeared on the cover of People magazine thirteen times .In a 2007 poll, A&E Biography magazine ranked her as the third favorite actress of all time behind two of her Hollywood idols, Katharine Hepburn and Audrey Hepburn.