Cherilyn Sarkisian popularly known as Cher, is an American singer, actress, and television personality, was born on May 20, 1946. She has been dubbed the ‘Goddess of Pop’ by the media and has been hailed as embodying female liberty in a male-dominated profession.
She rose to fame in the 1960s as part of the duo Sonny and Cher. She has now achieved international acclaim for a string of Top 10 hits and film roles, including an Academy Award for her performance in ‘Moonstruck.’
Norman Jewison directed and co-produced Moonstruck, a 1987 American romantic comedy-drama movie featuring Cher, Nicolas Cage, Danny Aiello, Olympia Dukakis, and Vincent Gardenia, and written by John Patrick Shanley. Loretta Castorini, a widowed Italian-American woman, falls in love with her fiancé’s distant, irritable younger brother in this drama.
Moonstruck had a limited theatre release on December 18, 1987, followed by a nationwide distribution by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on January 15, 1988, to critical and commercial acclaim. At the 60th Academy Awards, it got six nominations, winning three: Best Actress (Cher), Best Supporting Actress (Dukakis), and Best Original Screenplay (Shanley). On its wide release, the movie debuted at number 3 and spent 20 nonconsecutive weeks in the top ten, grossing $80,640,528 on a $15 million budget.
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