Cher struggled with school when she was 16-years old that made her leave her studies. This problem was attributed to dyslexia. While she was out of school, she met Sonny Bonno who turned out to be her husband. Sonny introduced her to producer Phil Spector who enlisted her as a backup singer. Cher and Bonno released two songs together named Dont Go and Love is Strange in 1963. They later released their blockbuster, self named single I Got You Babe under Atlantic Records. The phenomenal success of this single had Cher and Sonny touring around the world and landing their own TV show The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour that lasted until they divorced in 1974. They had one child named Chastity Sun Bono.
Cher had TV shows here and there after her first divorce and married rocker Elijah Blue Altman. Her marriage with Mr. Altman lasted until 1979, living her with another child named Elijah. By now the 33-year old Cher was unemployed when she moved to New York to continue her study in acting. Landing small roles in the plays Come back to the Five and Dine, and Jimmy Dean and a major role in Silkwood opposite Meryl Streep. She appeared in many blockbuster hits like Mask, The Witches of Eastwick, and Moonstruck, that won her the Oscar's Best Actress Award.
In 1999, Cher released her best-selling CD Believe that won her a Grammy. She was the oldest women, at age 53, to have a number one record in the Billboard charts. This latest hit success was followed by her 3-year long farewell tour from 2002 2005. This tour put Cher in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest grossing tour by a female artist in the U.S. This tour also gave Cher an Emmy in 2003.
Cher received her star in the "Hollywood Walk of Fame" along side with Sonny Bonno in honor of their contribution to music and TV shows.