Cher is an American icon with a long-standing career in both film and music. The Goddess of Pop, as she is popularly known, is most revered for never letting the chauvinism in her day to hold her down from making progress. She was born on May 20th, 1946, in California, United States. As do most music stars, Cher knew from a young age she wanted to sing before crowds, and thanks to her passion and hard work and the support of American people, Cher became a world sensation in her teens. Together with her husband, they had conquered the music world for more than a decade. Cher’s life is punctuated with fascinating events. In this article, we look at the various facts you probably had not known about her.
Cher’s father was an Armenian-American truck driver who was never home and her mom was a little-known musician. Her family kept migrating to different states and this made her lonely since she’d not be around long enough to make any friends. Perhaps this reality of getting uprooted and planted before a new set of strangers is part of the reason she turned to song writing.
At the age of 16, she ran away from high school, went away in Los Angeles, and met Sonny Bono, who became both her manager and husband.