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Cher prepares to celebrate her 70th birthday

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 01:04

Singer and Oscar-winning actress Cher is preparing to celebrate her 70th birthday on Friday, May 20. John Russell reports.

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Few musicians are able to keep their careers alive for more than five decades, but actress-singer Cher, who turns 70 on Friday, has managed to do just that with some 26 studio albums and a slew of awards, amongst them an Oscar and a Grammy. The California native first gained recognition as part of musical duo Sonny & Cher, known for their 1965 hit song "I Got You Babe." With a singing voice that rang deep into the lower registers, Cher embarked on a solo career that has made her a household name across the world. One of the few artists who managed the transition from singing to the silver screen with great success, Cher took home an Academy Award for her performance alongside Nicolas Cage in the 1988 movie, "Moonstruck." Over the past two decades, dance anthems have become a musical home for Cher, who has become a long-standing name in disco with songs such as 1974's "Dark Lady" to "Believe," which earned the singer her first and only Grammy award in 2000.

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Cher prepares to celebrate her 70th birthday

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 01:04