Monday, November 22, 2010


Goddess of Pop, Cher, was immortalized on
Hollywood Boulevard
when she sunk her hands and feet into the cement in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Thursday.
Her mother Georgia Holt and son Chaz Bono witnessed the ceremony.
"This is more special than you can possibly imagine because when I was 4 years old my mother and I came to this theater, actually my dad too, saw 'Cinderella,'" Cher said, recalling her childhood experience. "I said to my mother, 'When I grow up I'm going to do this.'"
The El Centro, California native is a recipient of an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globes as well as a Cannes Film Festival Award and a People's Choice Award for her work in film, music and television.
Her latest film "Burlesque" will hit theaters six days later in North America movie theaters. She plays a club owner and star-maker opposite the heroine -- played by up-and-coming singer Christina Aguilera as a small-town girl who strives to make her way up to a Los Angeles burlesque club to pursue her dreams.
Cher rose to stardom in 1965 as one half of the pop rock duo Sonny & Cher with the success of their song "I Got You Babe." She then worked as an established solo recording artist and is the only female solo artist to reach the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100 in each of the previous four decades.
Cher was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1984 when she played in "Silkwood," a drama based on the harrowing account of whistle blower Karen Silkwood. She played a lesbian in love with the heroine played by Meryl Streep, and her first-rate portrayal marks the beginning of her Oscar career. She also starred in a number of popular films including "Mask" and "The Witches of Eastwick" for which she was crowned the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1988.
Cher hit the jackpot when she starred as Loretta Castorini in "Moonstruck," winning an Oscar for best actress.
She also appeared on small screen and was successful playing a star in 1971 with "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour," a variety show for which she won a Golden Globe.

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