Georgia Holt, singer, actress, mother of Cher, dies at age 96

Cher said her mother was hospitalized with pneumonia earlier this year.

NEW YORK — Georgia Holt, mother of singer Cher and model, actress and singer, has died at the age of 96.

Cher confirms her mother’s death on Twitter.

“Mother is gone,” she wrote.

Further details about the cause or date of death were not immediately released. Cher previously said her mother was hospitalized with pneumonia earlier this year.

“Sorry, I’m Mia. Mom is constantly sick. She just got out of the hospital. She has pneumonia. She’s getting better,” she said. wrote on Twitter in September.

Cher is open about having to be extra cautious around her mother during the COVID-19 pandemic, telling People magazine that she’s always being screened to protect their health.

“We have a little bubble that we’ve had the whole time,” she said in the 2020 interview. “We wore masks and there weren’t many of us. It was my sister. , my brother-in-law, my mother, my assistant. And we live far apart.”

Holt was born Jackie Jean Crouch in Arkansas in 1926 to a mother who was 13 years old when she gave birth. Her father taught her to sing and play the guitar, and Holt won singing and beauty contests and modeled when she went to Hollywood, according to the Hollywood Reporter, before she landed small roles. in iconic shows like “I Love Lucy,” “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” and “Watching Birdie.”

Holt has been married and divorced six times. She married Cher’s father, John Sarkisian, twice.

Holt was the subject of a 2013 documentary titled “Dear Mom, Love Cher,” which focused on her family history.

She released her debut album “Honky Tonk Woman”, which she recorded in the 1980s, decades later in 2013. It featured a duet with her daughter, “I’m Just Your Yesterday.”

She has appeared many times on reality shows as herself, including as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2014 with his nephew Chaz Bono.

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Edmund DeMarche

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