Behind The Music

Season 2 Episode 25


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 11, 1999 on VH1

Episode Recap

Cher has continually reinvented herself, switching effortlessly between television, recording, and major Hollywood films. She had her own successful show with hubby Sonny Bono, has had numerous hits, both with Sonny, and solo. When the ratings started to fall, they split up, and she went on to greater success. Cher seems to be always in the news, starting with the couple getting kicked out of the London Hilton for their dress in 1965. Later she hit the news with a string of celebrity relationships, with her lesbian daughter coming out, and countless stories of plastic surgery. She divorced second husband Greg Allman because she couldn't deal with his drug problems. Among the people interviewed here are her mother, daughter Chastity, her son Elijah, fashion designer Bob Mackie, who shares some professional secrets, and TV executive Fred Silverman, who gave Sonny and Cher their show, after watching them performing on the lounge circuit. CNN secretly televises Cher's legacy to Sonny at his funeral, which visibly upsets her. Then she goes on to rebound with one of her biggest hits, "Believe".