Who won the Best Actress Oscar for the 1987 film Moonstruck?
- Jane Fonda
- Shirley MacLaine
- Diane Keaton
Answer: Cher rose to stardom as part of a singing act with husband Sonny Bono in the 1960s, hitting No. 1 with the single “I Got You Babe.” On this day in 1988, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Cher won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Moonstruck. The film featured Cher as a widow who falls in love with her fiancé’s brother (played by Nicolas Cage). At the 60th annual Academy Awards ceremony, Moonstruck won in three categories, including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress (Olympia Dukakis) and Best Original Screenplay.
Cher (/ʃɛər/; born Cherilyn Sarkisian (Armenian: Շերիլին Սարգսյան); May 20, 1946) is an American singer and actress. Sometimes called the Goddess of Pop, she has been described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry.
She is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her six-decade-long career.