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Irene Cara (born Irene T Escalera March 18, 1959 in New York City) is a singer and actress.
Both her parents were from Puerto Rico and in the early 1950's they migrated to the U.S..
She sang the theme from Fame and "Flashdance (What A Feeling)". She played Coco Hernandez in Fame and Angela in romance thriller classic Aaron Loves Angela.
She won both the 1983 Best Original Song Academy Award and the 1984 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Flashdance (What A Feeling)".
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She won both the 1983 Best Original Song Academy Award and the 1984 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Flashdance (What A Feeling)". Compilations are only listed if they have charted. She played Coco Hernandez in Fame and Angela in romance thriller classic Aaron Loves Angela. The former manager of successful '70s Australian pop band Sherbet, Davies' company also manages Tina Turner, Sade, Pink, Joe Cocker and Tony Joe White. She sang the theme from Fame and "Flashdance (What A Feeling)". Cher is managed by expatriate Australian impresario Roger Davies. Both her parents were from Puerto Rico and in the early 1950's they migrated to the U.S.. Among her many achievements, Cher is the only recording artist in history to score #1 hits in four successive decades and she also holds the Billboard record for the longest time span --34 years-- between her first #1 hit in 1965 and her most recent #1 in 1999.
Irene Cara (born Irene T Escalera March 18, 1959 in New York City) is a singer and actress. However, while this tour may be her last, it shows no signs of terminating in the near future; it has included over 200 shows and continues to add new venues. She therefore embarked on her last-ever world-wide tour (the Farewell Tour), her most spectacular and best-received tour ever. In the same year, she was told that for health reasons she would no longer be able to perform live. In 2004 she was nominated for a Grammy for "Best Dance Recording" for her song "Love One Another" but she lost to Australian Kylie Minogue.
1 in the charts for seven weeks and is the all-time biggest-selling single by a solo female artist. In the United Kingdom, "Believe" stayed at No. With the success of Believe, Cher became the oldest woman in the rock era to have a Number One hit. In 1998 she had one of the biggest successes of her recording career with the number one hit Believe and the million selling album of the same name which won her a Grammy Award.
The album was written after a retreat to a poetry class in France; it was rejected by record labels and Cher chose to sell it on her Web site, with limited success. One exception was her alternative-rock album entitled Not.Commercial (pronounced "not-dot-com-mercial"). Her ability to reinvent herself has allowed her to continue performing and creating successful recordings for more than 35 years. Cher is of Armenian descent.
Following the devastating earthquake that hit Armenia in December of 1988, Cher travelled to the country to participate in the relief activities. In 1989 she scored another million-selling #1 hit with the song If I Could Turn Back Time. This finally allowed her to make the transition into a successful acting career, starring in films including Silkwood (nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress), Mask (for which she won the Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award in 1985), Suspect, Moonstruck (for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1988), Mermaids and Tea With Mussolini. Once again the critics praised her work and she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
The reviews she received were glowing and she was cast in the film version, directed by Robert Altman. For several years she worked at trying to secure a role to prove herself, until she was cast in a stage production of Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. Cher had demonstrated her considerable comedic talents in the various skits she performed on The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, and while she was highly regarded in this arena, her ambition to develop a movie career was at first not taken seriously. Cher and Allman divorced in 1979 and she later had a relationship with guitarist Les Dudek.
In 1978, Cher was romantically linked with Gene Simmons of KISS. She has two children, Chastity Bono and Elijah Blue Allman. Cher and Bono divorced in 1974, and she later married rock musician Gregg Allman, a member of the Allman Brothers Band. During the early Seventies, Cher began to establish herself as a solo recording artist with producer Snuff Garrett, and she scored three U.S. #1 hits with the songs Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves (1971), Half-Breed (1973), and Dark Lady (1974).
She later hosted and performed in her own variety TV series, which ran for two seasons and concluded in 1977. It was a surprise hit and ran for four seasons before the duo decided to end its run; Cher announced her intent to separate from Sonny. After their career stalled (their bubble-gum pop was not popular in an era of edgier tunes), CBS head of programming Fred Silverman gave the duo their own show, The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, in 1971. and The U.S.A.
Cher became famous as one of the pop music duo Sonny and Cher with her first husband, Sonny Bono. Together, they had a number one single called "I Got You Babe" (1965) in both the U.K. Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPière on May 20, 1946) is a world-famous actress and singer. 2001 "The Music's No Good Without You" #8 UK. from "Living Proof"
1999 "Dov'e L'Amore" #21 UK. 1999 "All or Nothing" #12 UK. 1999 "Strong Enough" #5 UK. 1998 "Believe" #1 US, #1 UK.
1995 "Walking in Memphis" #11 UK. from "It's a Man's World"
1993 "Many Rivers to Cross" #37 UK. 1992 "Oh No Not My Baby" #33 UK. from "Greatest Hits: 1965-1992"
1991 "Save Up All Your Tears" #37 US, #37 UK. 1991 "Love and Understanding" #17 US, #10 UK. from "Love Hurts"
from "Mermaids" soundtrack
from "Heart of Stone"
1987 "I Found Someone" #10 US, #5 UK. from "Cher" (1987)
1974 "Dark Lady" #1 US, #36 UK. from "Dark Lady"
from "Half Breed"
1971 "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves" #1 US, #4 UK. from "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves"
1966 "Alfie" #32 US. non-album single
from "The Sonny Side of Cher"
2003 "Live: The Farewell Tour" #40 US. 2003 "The Very Best of Cher" (compilation) #4 US, #17 UK. 2002 "Living Proof" #9 US, #46 UK. 2000 "Not.Com.mercial" (sold online only).
1999 "Greatest Hits" (compilation) #7 UK. 1999 "If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits" (compilation) #57 US. 1998 "Believe" #4 US, #7 UK. 1995 "It's a Man's World" #64 US, #10 UK.
1993 "Greatest Hits: 1965-1992" (compilation) #1 UK. 1991 "Love Hurts" #48 US, #1 UK. 1989 "Heart of Stone" #10 US, #7 UK. 1987 "Cher" #32 US, #26 UK (charted in 1988).
1982 "I Paralyze". 1980 "Prisoner". 1979 "Take Me Home" #25 US. 1978 "This Is Cher".
1977 "Cherished". 1977 "Two the Hard Way [Allman & Woman]". 1976 "I'd Rather Believe in You". 1975 "Stars" #153 US.
1974 "Greatest Hits" (compilation) #152 US. 1974 "Dark Lady" #69 US. 1973 "Half Breed" #28 US. 1973 "Bittersweet White Light" #140 US.
II" (compilation) #95 US. 1972 "Cher's Superpak, Vol. 1972 "Cher's Superpak" (compilation) #92 US. 1972 "Foxy Lady" #43 US.
1971 "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" #16 US. 1969 "3614 Jackson Highway" #160 US. 1968 "Cher's Golden Greats" (compilation) #195 US. 1968 "With Love, Cher" #47 US.
1968 "Backstage". 1966 "Cher" #59 US. 1966 "The Sonny Side of Cher" #26 US, #11 UK. 1965 "All I Really Want to Do" #16 US, #7 UK.