Georgia Holt

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Birthday
9, 1926
Birthplace
Kensett, AR
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
9, 1926 (age 93)
Birthplace
Kensett, AR

About

Known best as the mother of the famous pop singer and actress Cher, this Arkansas-born woman became an entertainer in her own right. During the 1950s and '60s, she appeared in episodes of I Love Lucy and The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, and in her eighties, she recorded an album titled Honky Tonk Woman (released in 2013).

Before Fame

Born in Arkansas to a teenage mother (Lynda Gulley) and a twenty-one-year-old father (Roy Crouch), she first performed publicly on an early 1930s Oklahoma City radio broadcast. At the age of ten, she sang with Bob Wills' Texas Playboys band.

Trivia

Her famous daughter produced a television documentary -- Dear Mom, Love Cher -- in her honor.

Family Life

She was married to four different men and was twice married to two of her husbands. Cher's father is Georgia's first husband, John Sarkisian.

Associated With

She is the grandmother of entertainer and gay rights activist Chaz Bono.