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Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian)
AliveBorn: 5/20/1946 in El Centro, California, USA
Full name: Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPiere
Noted For: pop singer; member of the duo Sonny and Cher (1965-75). Hits include "I Got You Babe" (1965), "The Beat Goes On" (1967), "Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves" (1971), "If I Could Turn Back Time" (1989), and "Believe" (1998). Actress; "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" (1971-74, 1976-77), Silkwood (1983), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Mermaids (1990). Won an Academy Award for Moonstruck (Best actress, 1988). Wife of entertainer Sonny Bono (1963-75) and singer Gregg Allman (1975-77). Legally changed her name to Cher in 1979.