The lyrics from her recent dance hit, “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” read like the story of her career and we, as gay men, can relate:
She was the keynote speaker for the 1997 national Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) convention. Cher has since become one of the gay community's most vocal advocates. On June 11, 2009, Chaz Bono came out as a transgender individual, and his transition to male was legally finalized on May 6, 2010.
William J. Mann, author of ‘Gay Pride: A Celebration of All Things Gay and Lesbian’, comments “We'll be dancing to a ninety-year-old Cher when we're sixty. Just watch", and in a 2007 'Top Ten Gay Icons', formed by ‘Digital Spy’, it was stated that: "US comedian Jimmy James was spot-on when he quipped: "After a nuclear holocaust, all that will be left are cockroaches and Cher".
- Works with Phil Spector and can be heard doing background vocals on such hits as, “Be My Baby’ by the Ronettes, and ‘You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling’ by The Righteous Brothers
- Sonny turns out to be a total control freak
- Wants Sonny on-stage beside her because she suffers from stage fright
- The duo breaks big in England first – going there on the advice of The Rolling Stones
- Stars in two poorly received films: ‘Good Times’ (1967) and ‘Chastity’ (1970)
- Sonny cheats on Cher (a lot) and is even more of a controlling asshole
- Their first variety show nets an audience of 30 million weekly viewers
- Marriage ends in 1972, but they keep up appearances until 1974, finally divorcing in 1975
- Solo television show ‘Cher’ is a critical and audience favorite, but she pulls the plug after less than a year because, “…it (is) more than (she) could handle”.
- Marries Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band in 1975, files for divorce nine days later, ends up staying with him until 1979
- In an effort to become a rocker, joins the band Black Rose and records poorly-received album, all the while earning $300,000 a week as an act in Las Vegas
- Enjoys a UK top-five hit with "Dead Ringer for Love", a duet with Meat Loaf
- Debuts on Broadway in ‘Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean’, then does film
- Fights with director Peter Bogdanovich during making of ‘Mask’ resulting in Oscar snub
- Originally set to play the childless, introverted cellist, Jane, she steals Susan Sarandon’s role (Alexandra, the out-spoken sculptress) in ‘Witches of Eastwick’, a turn of events that Sarandon doesn’t learn about until the day she shows up for the first day of shooting
- Develops CFS and becomes an infomercial queen
- Turns down leading roles in the films ‘The War of the Roses’ and ‘Thelma & Louise’ because she plays it ‘too cautious’ following the success of ‘Moonstruck’ and due to the difficulties she experienced during the making of ‘Mermaids’
- Refuses to help promote film ‘Faithful’ (with Chaz Pameretti) because she considers the film to be ‘horrible’
- Sonny dies in skiing accident; she delivers eulogy, calling him "the most unforgettable character" she has ever met
- Beats out Céline Dion's ‘My Heart Will Go On’ for the bestselling single of 1998 with ‘Believe’
- Embarks on Living Proof: The Farewell Tour in June of 2002; tour logs 325 sold out concerts and finally comes to an end in April of 2005
- Mattel creates two Barbie dolls in her image featuring outfits designed by Bob Mackie in June, 2007
- In 2008, takes up residency at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas for a three-year run of 200 shows
- Headlines New York’s 2013 Gay Pride annual ‘Dance on the Pier’ benefit, resulting in the event’s first sell-out in five years.
- ‘Closer to the Truth’, her 23rd album, is due for release on September 24, 2013
- Stay tuned…
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- Music Rising
- Operation Helmet
- St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters
- United Service Organization
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