Singer, actor, and politician best known as half of the pop duo Sonny & Cher. He was the 16th Mayor of Palm Springs from 1988 to 1992 and a Member of the US House of Representatives from California's 44th district from 1995 until his death.
He ran errands as a gofer for Phil Spector.
His CBS variety show The Sonny and Cher Show ran from 1971 to 1974 and he also starred in the 1982 film Airplane II: The Sequel.
His son is Chaz Bono is a reality personality and musician.