Happy Birthday Cher!
Born Cherilyn Sarkisian, she is known as the Goddess of Pop. Cher has sold over 100 million records and won Billboard’s Artist of the Year Award in 2002.
She was put into foster care when her parents were stricken with poverty. She later gained fame as a member of the duo Sonny and Cher with Sonny Bono.
Her 2005 solo career tour had 325 stops and grossed over $200 million.
She married Sonny Bono on October 27, 1964 and, after their divorce, she married Gregg Allman on June 30, 1975. With Sonny, she had a son named Chaz Bono.
She starred with Christina Aguilera in the 2010 musical film, Burlesque.