LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Wait, Cher isn’t already immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
Turns out the singer and Oscar-winning actress will have her hand prints and foot prints cemented onto Hollywood Boulevard Thursday, less than a week before the opening of her latest film, “Burlesque,” in which she plays a club owner and star-maker with a new prodigy – played by Christina Aguilera.READ MORE: New Law Would Allow California Homeowners To Build More Housing On Their Properties
The El Centro native and high-school dropout got her big break in the early 1960s when she landed a job, with the help of Sonny Bono, as a backup singer for now-imprisoned record producer Phil Spector.
She and Bono worked together as a singer-songwriter team and eventually decided to sing as a duo. A year after they married, their single “I Got You Babe” shot to the top of the charts.
After a string of top-10 hits, the couple began “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour” in the 1970s, a show that made them household names. The show lasted until 1974, when the couple broke up.READ MORE: Service Interrupted This Weekend On Metro's A & E Lines
Cher was Oscar nomination for her role in “Silkwood” and went on to appear in “Mask” in 1985, and films such as “The Witches of Eastwick” and “Suspect.” Cher hit the jackpot when she starred as Loretta Castorini in “Moonstruck,” winning an Oscar for best actress.
With her singing career experiencing a major resurgence, Cher appeared in only a handful of films over the past two decades, including “Mermaids,” “Stuck on You” and “Tea with Mussolini.”
“Burlesque” is her first film in seven years.MORE NEWS: Orange County Sees Drastic Spike In Anti-Asian Hate Incidents, Report Finds
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