Georgia Holt Dies
The death of Cher’s mother of seven, Georgia Holt, who also worked as a model, actress, and singer-songwriter, was reported by her daughter on Twitter on Saturday night. Age-wise, she was 96. Cher wrote, “Mom is gone.
On Sunday morning, The Hollywood Reporter was informed of Holt’s passing by a representative for the Oscar-winning actress and singer. No information on Holt’s passing was readily accessible. Holt had brief cameo appearances in a number of 1950s movies, including A Life of Her Own, 1951’s Grounds for Marriage, 1951’s Father’s Little Dividend, and 1955’s Artists and Models, as well as TV episodes like The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and I Love Lucy as the model for “Jacques Marcel” (in the hilarious 1956 episode “Lucy Gets a Paris Gown”).
Columbia Records made Holt a contract offer, and she recorded the album Honky Tonk Woman in 1980 with the help of Elvis Presley’s bandmates. It included Holt’s original compositions as well as versions of “Love Me Tender” and “Cryin’ Time,” as well as a duet of “I’m Just Your Yesterday” with Cher.
She told People magazine in 1978, “I know a record label could want to sign me just because I’m Cher’s mother.” burning pan I can accomplish it, many people tell me. The master tapes were later located in Holt’s garage, but the album wasn’t published until spring 2013. Paul Mirkovich of The Voice, Cher’s musical director, received her tapes, and Cher “went in and ripped everything apart and placed all the new music in.” “Basically, we just kept the mom voice and put everything else on again.”
In the Mother’s Day Lifetime documentary Dear Mom, Love Cher, mother and daughter (along with Cher’s half-sister, actress Georganne La Piere) made an appearance. A year later, Holt joined her niece Chaz Bono as a guest judge on Logo TV’s RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Jackie Jean Crouch gave birth to Holt on June 9th, 1926 in Kensett, Arkansas. His father, a baker and drinker, was not much older at the time, and his mother was just 13 years old. In a 2013 interview, she said, “I was a singer when I was small. spittoons and floor covered with sawdust. The time period was the depression. We had beans, but that was all we had in terms of food and money.
When she was ten years old, she played with the bandleader Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. After that, she and her father and brother hitchhiked to California. She claimed to have attended 17 different high schools while growing up. She met truck driver John Sarkisian while working at a doughnut shop in Fresno, California, and the two soon moved to Reno, Nevada, where they got married.
She said to People, “I left him the day after [the wedding].” “I was aware that I did not want to get married. However, he advised me to give it a try for three months and then quit if I didn’t enjoy it. Well, I became pregnant with Expensive before the three months were over. Cherilyn Sarkisian, who was born on May 20, 1946, in El Centro, California, spent time in a Catholic orphanage where nuns worked.
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