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Cherilyn Sarkisian, who is know universally as simply Cher, was born on May 20, 1946 in El Centro, California. Her father, John was a gambler and drug abuser and her mother Jackie Jean was a model and sometimes actress. They were divorced when Cher was ten months old. They were remarried and divorced three times altogether. She was also married numerous times to the father of Cher's half sister, Georganne. Her mother was not a stable mother, and at one point, she put Cher in an orphanage for a short period of several weeks. She ran away from home when she was 16, and when she was 19, she became famous along with her then-husband Sonny Bono. The two of them were a duet which cranked out hits. In the 1970s, they had a weekly television show. They had a daughter, Chastity, who eventually had gender reassignment surgery and changed his name to Chaz. Sonny and Cher divorced in 1975. Four days after the divorce was finalized, she married rocker Gregg Allman, with whom she had a son, Elijah Blue Allman. They divorced due to his drug addiction.

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