Cher celebrates her 74th birthday today

Happy birthday to the legendary Cher, who turns 74 today.We’re taking a look at her amazing 50+ year career in music and acting.

Here’s a look at some of the highlights of Cher’s life and career:

  • Born Cherilyn Sarkisian, she first found fame singing with her boyfriend (and later husband) Sonny Bono.
  • "I Got You Babe" was the first of 11 hits for Sonny and Cher.
  • Before the duo became headliners, she sang background on several Phil Spector recording sessions, including The Ronettes' "Be My Baby."
  • The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour did so well as a CBS summer series in 1971, the network brought it back full-time that December.
  • One of the biggest female recording stars of the '70s, she hit number-one with "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves," "Half Breed" and "Dark Lady" 
  • Cher separated from Sonny in 1974; each had separate TV shows before briefly reuniting two years later.
  • Her electro-pop single "Believe" hit number-one in 1999 -- making her the oldest female artist ever with a number-one record. 
  • She won an Oscar for her role in Moonstruck.
  • Cher played Ruby Sheridan (Sophie's grandmother) in 2018's Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again.
  • Her bio-musical The Cher Show had a nine-month Broadway run in 2018 and '19.

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