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Today In History: May 20th, 1946

Photo Credit: Harry Langdon / Getty Images
Photo Credit: Harry Langdon / Getty Images

Singer and Actress Cher is Born

Cher, born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946, is a true icon whose multifaceted career has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. Raised in California, Cher’s journey to stardom began in the 1960s when she met Sonny Bono, with whom she formed the iconic duo Sonny & Cher. Their hit song “I Got You Babe” catapulted them to fame, marking the start of Cher’s illustrious career.

Cher kneeling with her arms up.
Singer and actress Cher poses on April 9, 1978. (Photo Credit: Harry Langdon / Getty Images)

As a solo artist, Cher continued to captivate audiences with her powerful vocals and daring style. Hits like “Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves” and “Believe” showcased her versatility and cemented her status as a pop legend. Beyond music, Cher ventured into acting, earning critical acclaim for her roles in films like Moonstruck, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress.

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Throughout her decades-long career, Cher has remained a force to be reckoned with, continually reinventing herself and pushing boundaries. From her early days as part of Sonny & Cher to her status as a cultural icon, Cher’s influence on the entertainment industry is immeasurable, leaving an enduring legacy that will continue to inspire generations to come. Her advocacy for social causes, including LGBTQ+ rights and HIV/AIDS awareness, has further solidified her legacy as a trailblazer both on and off the stage.

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